A CLIMBER in the Scottish highlands who was left with an injury after an avalanche has been rescued by a mountain rescue team.

There were multiple reports of avalanches at Coire an t-Sneachda in the Cairngorm mountain range yesterday afternoon, and one man suffered a lower leg injury as a result.

Fortunately, Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT) were on top of the situation as a team battled the powerful elements to bring the injured man back to safety.

Footage on social media has since gone viral of what many are calling a 'heroic act'.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 12.50pm on Saturday, December 4, we received a report of two people falling in an avalanche at Coire A S-Sneachda.

"Officers and the Cairngorms Mountain Rescue Team were dispatched, and the man and woman were later traced at a nearby rescue post."

"The man was stretchered off the hill and transported to Raigmore Hospital for treatment to a leg injury."

Those who were with the victim of the avalanche, managed to make their way down to the floor of the mountain, and from there they were taken back to the ski area with the casualty being stretchered.

The CMRT social media account said: "CMRT call out for a male with a lower leg injury sustained during an avalanche.

"The climbers were able to self rescue down to the coire floor, they were met by the team and stretchered back to the ski area. Multiple reports of avalanches in Coire an t-Sneachda this afternoon."

Footage of the rescue has been heavily praised by the public.

One man said: "Outstanding response once again from the team! Pleased the casualty was located and recovered back to safety. Keep up the good work and stay safe."


Another person said: "MRT’s worth their weight in gold… bet those guys slept well after that, Huge effort, carrying these big packs as well. Thankful to know we have this wonderful service."

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team have been contacted for further comment.