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Student dies in 500ft Ben Nevis fall

climber Image copyright Owain Bristow Image caption Mountain rescue staff praised the “exceptional flying” of helicopter crews in getting to the casualty and her peers in difficult conditions

A climber has died after falling from a mountain on New Year’s Day.

The student, who was studying at the University of Bristol, was clambering with three others on Ben Nevis when she immersed 500 ft( 152 metres ).

Mountain Rescue was called at about 10:30 to discover the group and remove them from the mountain.

It is the second recent extinction on Britain’s highest crest – Patrick Boothroyd, 21, from West Yorkshire, died in a fall on 16 December.

John Stevenson, from Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, was of the view that in the latest incident, the woman and her friends had been climbing what is known as the “ledge route”.

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