A climber who was rescued from a mountainside after an avalanche died last night, police said.
Earlier, two other climbers died after a separate avalanche on Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
The latest man to die was swept away in Torridon, Wester Ross. The 54-year-old was found alive and conscious at Liathach Ridge by rescuers, but it is thought he died after being taken to hospital. Police said the avalanche in the Coire na Ciste area of Ben Nevis was several hundred metres in length.
Two other climbers were rescued after a third avalanche on Beinn an Dothaidh near Bridge of Orchy in Argyll at around midday.
The avalanches all took place within a matter of hours and followed a warning from experts.
The alarm was raised on Ben Nevis yesterday morning when a member of the public reported seeing two people caught up in a large avalanche. Around 35 rescuers, including Lochaber mountain rescue team and six from RAF Leuchars, launched a search in the hope of finding the climbers alive.
But both bodies were discovered in an area known as No 3 Gulley on the north face of Ben Nevis.