A rescue operation was launched on Monday evening after 14 hillwalkers became stranded in bad weather in the Cairngorms.
The group raised the alarm on Ben Macdui, the second highest mountain in the country, at about 7pm, after becoming disorientated when they became immersed in fog.
Grampian Police, assisted by members of Braemar and Aberdeen mountain rescue teams as well as a helicopter from HMS Gannet, were involved in the operation.
The group were located just before 11 pm and guided off the hill by foot around 1am on Tuesday.
A spokesman for Grampian Police said no one was injured as a result of the incident. He added: "
Ben Macdui lies on the southern edge of the Cairngorm plateau, on the boundary between Aberdeenshire and Moray.