Three climbers rescued from mountain crag

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Arran Mountain Rescue Team rescued three climbers from the summit of Cir Mhor in darkness in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The team were called out at approximately 1.30am to assist a group of three climbers who had become cragfast near the summit of Cìr Mhòr. The weather had completely clagged in and as darkness fell the safest option was for the climbers to stay put and wait for help.

Three other separate members of the group, who were staying in Glen Rosa, walked up towards Cìr Mhòr to look for the climbers as they hadn’t arrived back and were able to assist the team with their rough location.

Team members made their way to the head of Glen Rosa in the Argocats and on foot then made their way to the summit path on Cìr Mhòr. The three climbers were located on top of a craggy outcrop and were able to abseil from their location with guidance from the team.

Although cold and wet, all three were luckily unharmed and able to walk off the hill with team members after some warming up.