A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were made aware of concerns about a group of three hill walkers who failed to return from the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glencoe just after 9.05pm on Saturday 5 August.”
“A search was conducted and the bodies of three people were found. HM Coastguard and Glencoe and RAF mountain rescue teams assisted in the salvage operation.
“Apparently there are no suspicious circumstances. A report will be submitted to the public prosecutor.”
The ridge, said to be the narrowest of its kind in mainland Britain, is a notoriously difficult climb. The British Mountaineering Council warns that aspiring climbers need “more than just some basic mountaineering experience and a head for heights”.
It stretches for several miles and connects the peaks of two of Scotland’s highest mountains – the 3,175-foot Sgurr nam Fiannaidh and the 3,124-foot Meall Dearg.
A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: “HM Coastguard was assisting Scottish Police following reports of three missing walkers in Glencoe on Saturday 5 August.
“The Inverness coastguard helicopter was alerted at around 10.50pm and assisted in a thorough search of the Aonach-Eagach ridge.
“The Prestwick helicopter provided further support to police and mountain rescue teams on Sunday morning.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/glen-coe-hillwalkers-dead-scottish-highlands-police-scotland-b1099172.html Three hill walkers have been found dead in the Scottish Highlands