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Hillwalker taken to hospital after night on Ben Nevis

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Image caption The man spent the night stranded on Ben Nevis

A hillwalker has been taken to hospital after spending the night on Ben Nevis.

The alarm was raised on Monday evening when the man, who is believed to be in his 40s, failed to return from a walk up Britain's highest peak.

A search was started and later stood down before it was resumed on Tuesday morning.

Lochaber and Glencoe mountain rescue teams and an RAF Lossiemouth search and rescue helicopter were involved in the search. The man was found at 09:50.

He was taken to Belford Hospital in Fort William.

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