Three hillwalkers found dead in Glencoe after failing to return from ridge
The bodies of three hillwalkers have been found on a steep mountain ridge in Glen Coe.
A group failed to return from a climb on the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glen Coe just after 9.05pm on Saturday.
The bodies of three people were found and recovered.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances.
“We were made aware of concern for a group of three hillwalkers who had not returned from the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glen Coe shortly after 9.05pm on Saturday, 5 August,” the spokesperson said.
“A search was carried out and the bodies of three people were found. HM Coastguard as well as Glencoe and RAF mountain rescue teams assisted with the recovery operation.
“There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
A spokesperson for HM Coastguard said: “HM Coastguard assisted Police Scotland following reports of three missing walkers in Glen Coe on Saturday, August 5.
“Alerted at around 10.50pm, the Coastguard helicopter from Inverness assisted with a thorough search of the Aonach Eagach ridge.
“The helicopter from Prestwick provided further support to police and mountain rescue teams Sunday morning.”
The Aonach Eagach ridge is one of the narrowest ridges on mainland Britain, with dangerous slopes on each side. The ridge is very rocky and the route along it requires scrambling ability. Its name comes from the Gaelic for “notched ridge”.