Joint statement regarding the tragic accident that took place in Glen Coe, 5 August 2023

Posted by Gregg Cropper on 11/08/2023
The Ridge on Aonach Eagach, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands | Shutterstock

We were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident that took place in Glen Coe, which resulted in the untimely loss of three lives.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of the individuals who were tragically taken from us in this devastating incident. At this time, we are aware that three people, comprising one woman and two men, were tragically lost on the Aonach Eagach.

Out of utmost respect for the families' wishes and due to the ongoing nature of the police investigation we are unable to provide any further comments or details.

Please know that our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this heartbreaking event. We would also like to recognise and thank the efforts of the volunteers of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team, the RAF MR team and the Coastguard for what would have been an incredibly difficult call-out.

This is a joint statement on behalf of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), Mountaineering Scotland, Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), & Mountain Training


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Deepest sympathy to loved ones whose hears are shattered. May beautiful loving memories help ease their shattered hearts and the Lord hold them in the palm of His hand.
Rest well sweet souls as you reach Higher Ground. ❤️
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Anyone who is effected by this devastating news either by knowing the hikers personally, have walked or climbed in the mountains or just sharing the love of being out doors, could I respectfully request to join in with the family and friends of one who was involved by recognizing the fantastic work of those who discovered and recovered the bodies. Those volunteers of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team are there to help us when we need help and do so without judgment. They’re work is supported by voluntary donations, details on how to support them can be found on

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