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Climber in 600ft death plunge.

A CLIMBER has plunged 600ft to his death in atrocious weather.

The man was climbing with a friend in the Cuillins on Skye when they were driven back by strong winds and torrential rain.

The two men were abseiling off Sron na Ciche when one slipped and plunged past his pal to his death.

The climbers had set out in reasonable weather on their Bank Holiday weekend expedition. But they were forced to give up.

The body of the un-named climber, in his fifties from Ballachulish, was later recovered by the Skye Mountain Rescue Team.

Climbers determined to make the most of their holiday were still heading for the hills yesterday despite the treacherous weather.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 30, 1999
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