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Freezing family of four rescued from the Cairngorms


By Louise Glen

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Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.
Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.

A freezing family of four were rescued from a Scottish mountain after getting lost on their descent from the country's second highest peak.

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team were called out around 6pm on Sunday after the Aberdeenshire family of two men and two woman who ended up on the wrong mountain after taking the wrong turn.

The quartet had conquered Ben Macdui, at 4295ft Britain's second highest mountain - but became became disorientated on the return and ended up on 3580ft high Bynack Mhor instead.

Six members of Cairngoirm MRT reached the family near the summit and two hours later they had escorted them off the hill.

"They were all pretty cold but we got them walking and that seemed to warm them up," said Caringorm MRT team leader Iain Cornfoot.

"It is unseasonably cold at the moment and it is catching a few people out. Fortunately the visibility was very good last night so we were able to find them quickly enough."

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