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Four trapped near summit of Ben Lomond in severe weather

Mountain rescue team called out after the hillwalkers became stuck on Wednesday.

Ben Lomond: Freezing temperatures and winds of up to 80mph forecast.
Ben Lomond: Freezing temperatures and winds of up to 80mph forecast.

Mountain rescuers are attempting to reach four hillwalkers who have become trapped near the summit of Ben Lomond.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team said they were called out on Wednesday afternoon after the group became hampered by "severe weather" close to the summit.

Freezing temperatures and winds of up to 80mph had been forecast for the West Highland ranges .

The Mountain Weather Information Service said conditions would be "very difficult" in the area with "extreme wind chill" expected on higher peaks.

The 3196ft Munro is located on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park.

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