Walker suffers 'serious head injury' after fall down mountain  

The injured hillwalker had fallen between ten and 15 metres from a rocky section of the mountain before being rescued.

Walker airlifted to hospital with ‘serious head injury’ after fall on Five Sisters of Kintail Glenelg Mountain Rescue/Facebook

A walker who suffered a “serious head injury” after a fall on a mountain in the Northwest Highlands was airlifted to hospital by rescue teams.

20 volunteers from Glenelg and Kintail Mountain Rescue raced to the scene near the summit of Sgurr na Carnach, part of the Five Sisters of Kintail range at around 3pm on Saturday.

The injured hillwalker had fallen between ten and 15 metres from a rocky section of the mountain before being stretchered onto a helicopter and airlifted to hospital.

Kintail MRT said: “The walker had sustained a serious head injury and Rescue helicopter 151 was tasked to uplift the casualty but due to low cloud cover was unable to do so.

“Thanks to the helicopter who put in a monster effort and did uplifts onto the hill to get team members as high as possible with all our equipment; we were able to get to the casualty fairly quickly.

“After initial assessment and medical treatment the team set up various stretcher lowers with a difficult stretcher carry across the ridge and were able to get the stretcher below the cloud and ready for a pick up from Rescue 151.

“The team then walked off the hill with the remaining party of the casualty and were home safe and sound by 2300 hrs.”

A Scottish Mountain Rescue post on Facebook said: “Well done to both teams and to Rescue Helicopter 151 for the successful rescue.

“We’re all wishing the casualty a full and speedy recovery.”

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