Tourist in Flip-Flops Rescued From One of Scotland's Highest Mountains

A tourist had to be rescued after attempting to climb one of Scotland's highest mountains while wearing flip-flops. He wanted to see snow.

The man slipped and was found with two friends half way up the 4,000ft Aonach Mòr, where they were searching for snow. A team from Lochaber Mountain Rescue were called out and stretchered the man to the mountain's gondola lift and then on to an ambulance, which took him to the hospital. The Press and Journal spoke to rescue team leader John Stevenson, who said:

"One of our team members, John Macrae, actually hurled one of the flips-flops and told the guy 'That's how much use they are on the hill'.

"They said they wanted to stand on snow in Scotland. We don't know if they actually did. The grass was wet enough to have an accident – especially in flip-flops."

Stevenson said that the three men apologized for "all the fuss."

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