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Joint statement regarding the tragic accident on the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glen Coe 5th August 2023

Friday 11th August 2023, 9:24am

Date: 11/8/2023

On behalf of:

The Association of Mountaineering Instructors

Mountain Training

Mountaineering Scotland

The British Mountaineering Council

We were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident that took place in Glen Coe, which resulted in the untimely loss of three lives.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of the individuals who were tragically taken from us in this devastating incident. At this time, we are aware that three people, comprising one woman and two men, were tragically lost on the Aonach Eagach.

Out of utmost respect for the families' wishes and due to the ongoing nature of the police investigation we are unable to provide any further comments or details.

Please know that our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this heartbreaking event. We would also like to recognise and thank the efforts of the volunteers of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team, the RAF Mountain Rescue Team and the Coastguard for what would have been an incredibly difficult call-out.