A CLIMBER has survived a fall of around 200ft, while trekking along the Cairngorm mountain range after landing in snow.

The man was leading a group of climbers from England who had just completed a winter route on Coire Gas. They were on their return when he fell through a concealed cornice.

The Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at about 1.30pm. After arriving on the scene they helped stretcher the man off the hill.

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The climber was later being treated for a broken ankle at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

About two minutes after the incident, two Finish climbers fell in the same area but were uninjured.