Twenty-five members of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT) have battled a blizzard through the night to rescue two climbers following an avalanche.
A man and a woman had been attempting a grade II snow climb on Coire an t-Sneachda when the avalanche hit on Saturday, leaving the man with leg injuries.
A CMRT spokesperson said: “The climbers were able to self-rescue down to the coire floor, where they were met by team members and stretchered back to the Cairngorm ski area.
CMRT call out for a male with a lower leg injury sustained during an avalanche. The climbers were able to self rescue down to the coire floor, they were met by the team and stretchered back to the ski area. Multiple reports of avalanches in Coire an t-Sneachda this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/AhCfd3G7nM
— Cairngorm MRT (@cairngorm_mrt) December 4, 2021
“There were multiple reports of avalanches in Coire an t-Sneachda on Saturday afternoon.”
The police were alerted first before the rescue was called at 12.50pm on Saturday.
The CMRT spokesperson added that the man is being treated for a leg injury in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
There was a second call-out at first light on Sunday for a report of missing walkers.
A CMRT spokesperson said that the overdue walkers were found uninjured in the Lairig Ghru pass.