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Hillwalker plunges 400 feet

A hillWALKER has been airlifted to hospital after plunging 400 feet from a mountain in the Highlands.

The man fell from the Forcan Ridge that approaches the 3314ft high The Saddle in Glenshiel yesterday.

Police coordinated the rescue with assistance from Skye Mountain Rescue Team, Kintail Mountain Rescue Team and the Stornoway Coastguard search and rescue helicopter.

The injured man was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where his condition is unknown.

The traverse of the Forcan Ridge is one of the classic Scottish mountain expeditions. The mountain's name refers to the shape of the summit ridge.

It was originally known by its Gaelic name of An Dìollaid but this has now been lost through common usage of its English translation and it is now one of the few mountains in highland Scotland with an English name.

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