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CLIMBER SWEPT AWAY BY AVALANCHE IN SCOTLAND MOUNTAIN

A climber has been swept away by Avalanche in Scotland mountain.

The man identified as 41 years old Andrew Vine had been swept away by avalanche. Andrew was last seen on the West Face of Aonach Mor, in the Scottish Highlands, at around 1pm on Friday last week.

However, John Stevenson, leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team reported that Mr. Vine and his climbing partner had finished a climb when it seemed they were knocked by an avalanche.

Mr Stevenson added: ‘She must have gone several hundred meters – we don’t know how far he went. She may have been partially buried – we don’t know. Either way she is very lucky.’  

‘We will have to assess things to see when we can resume the search. We need the weather to settle down.’ 

Mr Vine’s wife is in the area and being kept informed while the other climber was airlifted to the Belford Hospital in Fort William. Her condition is unknown.   

Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team joined the Search and Rescue Dog Association and other rescue teams – for a six-hour hunt on Friday last week.

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