According to rescue workers, the climbers, both in their 20s, are feared to have plunged 'several hundred feet' while attempting to scale Glen Coe.

It is also apprehended that the deceased, who are yet to be identified, may have got caught in an avalanche while scaling the mountain.

Police were informed about the incident at 4.25 pm (local time) on Saturday.

Subsequently, the Coastguard and Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team initiated an operation to trace the bodies, which were found at about 6.55pm (local time) on Saturday.

Andy Nelson, leader of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team , said they were first alerted after two other climbers came across
the bodies.

The 16 members of the rescue team took an hour to climb 2300 feet to reach the deceased.

"They were lying on the surface. Both of them were well equipped and the hill was coated with snow down to sea level,"
said Nelson.

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