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Ben Nevis climbers rescued after nine hours

Ben Nevis Image copyright Lochaber Mountain Rescue
Image caption The men were rescued from Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis

Two men have been rescued after spending nine hours stuck during a climb on Ben Nevis.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called at about 19:00 on Monday but the Coastguard helicopter could not locate them due to the weather conditions.

Seventeen members of the rescue team found them on Tower Ridge and they were taken off at about 04:00.

The team leader said it was a "complicated" operation, adding that the climbers were "fine, cold and wet".

The men are thought to be in their 30s.

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