Climber dies on Ben Nevis after 1,000-foot fall

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ben-nevis-from-roy-bridgeA climber died and another suffered serious injuries on Sunday, February 19 2012, after falling 1,000-feet on Ben Nevis.

Rescue services were alerted by other climbers after screams were heard just before 11am and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and search and rescue helicopter 137 raced to Zero Gully, the site of a popular ice climb.

The pair were believed to be roped together near the summit of the mountain when they fell. The surviving climber, who has been named as David Warden, aged 46, from Perth, was taken to Belford Hospital in Fort William but has since been transferred to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

Northern Constabulary said no further details were being released about the pair until next of kin had been notified.

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