A woman from the Perthshire area has died after falling nearly 500 feet while hill walking near Glencoe.
Lisa MacDermid, 63, from Crieff, had been alone on the Aonach Eagach ridge the narrowest on the British mainland on Saturday.
Police Scotland, Highlands and Islands Division, confirmed officers had been called out to the incident.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “At about 1.25pm on Saturday, Police Scotland received a report of a female hill walker having allegedly fallen approximately100-150 metres whilst on Aonach Eagach ridge.
“They were assisted by Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team and a Royal Navy Rescue helicopter, but despite efforts to rescue the woman, she died on the hill at approximately 2.10pm, and was taken to Fort William.”
John Grieve, team leader at Glencoe Mountain Rescue, said: “We got a call in the early afternoon.
“There was talk of a head injury, so I called the Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter.
“The woman was on fairly steep ground, so the helicopter came back to the bottom of the hill and picked three of us up, as it was a bit much for the winch man to deal with on his own.
“She was very badly injured.
“Somebody seemed to have got to her before us because we saw evidence of first aid upon arrival. But, they weren’t there when we arrived.”
John said the area in which the woman fell the north side has been more treacherous than normal, due to the dry weather.
“It has been very dry this year and the ground can be very dusty, almost like ball bearings,” he added.