Highlands & Islands

Fallen climber rescued in Cairngorms

Inverness-based Coastguard helicopter Image copyright David Buchanan
Image caption Inverness Coastguard were called to the scene in the Cairngorms

Mountain rescue teams and an Inverness Coastguard helicopter crew have rescued a fallen climber.

Police in Aviemore were alerted to the climber's fall at Aladdin's Couloir, Coire an t-Sneachda, in the Northern Corries at about midday.

Members of Cairngorm MRT and rescue personnel at Glenmore Lodge went to his aid.

The helicopter based at Inverness Airport has airlifted the injured climber to Aberdeen Royal infirmary.

He suffered serious head injuries in the fall.