Avalanche tragedy claims two climbers

Two climbers swept away by an avalanche on a Scottish mountain have died, police confirmed tonight

TWO climbers have been injured in an avalanche on a Scottish mountain, police said tonight.

A rescue operation was mounted after the avalanche on Buchaille Etive Mor in Glencoe.

Police and the mountain rescue service were called to the peak shortly before 5pm today.

There is no information yet on the condition of the two climbers. It is the second suspected avalanche to happen in Scotland today.

A man was also injured in an avalanche at Cic Hut on the north face of Ben Nevis.

He was found in Coire Na Ciste after falling several hundred feet from an ice climb.

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Police said inquiries into the accident were continuing.

In January last year three men were killed in an avalanche on Buchaille Etive Mor.