A rescue operation with helicopters and fjällräddare on the ground started after the alarm is gone out on Tuesday. Just a few hours earlier, had the scottish lavintjänsten SAIS upgraded lavinrisken in the area to ”high”, because of the low temperatures and piles of snow that have already been affected by the strong winds.
in connection with an avalanche, but avalanches are not uncommon in the area. According to the SAIS have 65 registered so far this winter, including four in the last two days.
the Winter of 2012-2013 was killed eight persons in connection with avalanches, writes The Telegraph.
in Total ten people died in the scottish mountains this winter. Among other things, killed a 21-year-old German student on new year's day after she had fallen during a rock climbing with three other people.
over the sea in the mountain range of the Grampian Mountains in the west of Scotland.