Leeds Hillwalker Found Dead Named

12 February 2013, 13:40 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A Castleford man, who died out mountaineering in the Cairngorms this week has been named by police.

31 year old Graham Connell, from Castleford, was found dead in the Jacob's Ladder area of the Cairngorms on Monday, after a massive search for him and five other people who didn’t come back to camp on Sunday afternoon.

The other members in the party were picked up by an RAF rescue helicopter after being located by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn at around 12.10pm. They were not hurt.

Mr Connell's body was recovered shortly after.

The search, co-ordinated by Northern Constabulary and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, involved over 100 people.

The walkers were part of a larger group of 35 people who were visiting the Highlands, police said.

The party of six, including Mr Connell, are thought to be members of the Leeds University Mountaineering Club.

Police inquiries into the incident are continuing and a report will be submitted to procurator fiscal.