A climber has escaped serious injury after plunging more than 200-feet from Britain's highest mountain.
John Hunston, 44, was approaching the summit of Ben Nevis when a piece of equipment gave way.
He fell and was left dangling more than 1,000ft up the north face of the mountain.
A rope, which was attached to an ice screw he had used during an earlier part of the climb, prevented him from falling any further.
Around 15 members of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and a helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth were dispatched to the scene at around 5pm yesterday, but due to bad weather the helicopter could not make it to the men.
The mountain rescue team finally made its way to the two climbers and Mr Hunston was stretchered to the foot of the mountain at around 4am. He was taken to Belford Hospital in Fort William, where his condition is described as "satisfactory".