Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Unconscious climber rescued from Skye mountain after fall

A search and rescue helicopter arrives at the scene on Skye’s Cullins as climbers look on
A search and rescue helicopter arrives at the scene on Skye’s Cullins as climbers look on

A climber was airlifted from a Skye mountain after being unconscious for five and a half hours after plunging on to rocks.

The man suffered multiple serious injuries, including injuries to his head, spine and legs.

The man, in his 30s, was heard to fall near the head of Garbh Coire in the southern Cuillins.

Seventeen members of Skye Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) were sent after the alarm was first raised at around 12.20pm on Friday.

The Stornoway-based coastguard search and rescue helicopter airlifted them up the mountain.

Skye MRT leader Neil Urquhart said: “Another party on the hill had heard the climber’s shout as he fell, but were unable to find him and it was not clear where he was. It took us three and a half hours to find him.

“Most people would not have survived that. He was unconscious for the five and a half hours he was on the hill – until they got him in the helicopter. I have never seen anybody with trauma be that unconscious in 35 years of mountain rescue.”

The man was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. His condition is believed to be serious.