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Five people escape Ben Nevis avalanche with only one hurt

Ben Nevis

Five people have escaped an avalanche on Ben Nevis.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said the avalanche resulted from a cornice collapse in number four gully.

All involved managed to walk out, with only one very minor injury reported.

Helicopters from Prestwick and Lossiemouth attended, and an emergency medical team from Paisley was mobilised along with Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team and the ski patrol from Aonoch Mor.

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