Man with head injuries rescued from ‘Angel’s Peak’

Angels Peak
Angels Peak

Deeside mountain rescue teams and an RAF rescue helicopter were called after a man fell near to the Angel’s Peak in the Cairngorm Mountains on Tuesday (December 3).

Police were alerted at around 3.50 pm after the man’s fall on the Upper Deeside munro resulted in head injuries.

Following the call Mountain Rescue Teams were mobilised and Rescue 137 helicopter from RAF Kinloss was dispatched to the scene.

About an hour after the Police were alerted the man was found and rescued by a helicopter crew at 4.55 pm.

He was then taken to Raigmore hospital in Inverness where he is, at the time of writing, receiving medical attention for the head injury.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The injured party’s current condition is described as stable.”

Sgòr an Lochain Uaine, as the Angel’s Peak is more properly known, is renowned for its remoteness amongst the Cairngorms.

It is usually climbed in conjunction with other peaks: if coming from the south it may be combined with Cairn Toul and The Devil’s Point, while coming from the north you must first cross Braeriach.

The name ‘Angel’s Peak’ was invented in the 19th century as a counterpoint to the nearby Devil’s Point.