Mountain rescue called after Cairngorms avalanche

A Coastguard search and rescue helicopter airlifted the climber to hospital.
A Coastguard search and rescue helicopter airlifted the climber to hospital.

A rescue mission was called for a man in the Cairngorms after an avalanche.

Aberdeen and Braemar mountain teams were alerted last night to a climber who had suffered a leg injury at Garbh Choire, Braeriach.

The man was found at 1,296m (4,252 ft) on the mountainside.

He was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment by a Coastguard helicopter, which had been called at 6.30pm.

Forecasters at the Scottish Avalanche Information Service had rated the risk of an avalanche as moderate.

 

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