Two people from Glasgow have been charged with culpable and reckless conduct after they were rescued from a munro on the edge of Perthshire.
The 27-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were reported to the procurator fiscal following the dramatic operation at Beinn A’ Chroin, near Crianlarich, at the weekend.
They travelled more than 60 miles from Glasgow to climb the mountain, police said.
Officers received a report about a couple in difficulty on the munro at around 2.40pm on Saturday.
Police Scotland and members of the Killin Mountain Rescue Team were deployed to rescue the pair who had not been suitably equipped for the climb.
Chief Inspector Gill Marshall, Area Commander for Stirling, said: “The actions of this man and woman and their lack of equipment not only placed themselves at risk of injury, but also the officers and mountain rescue volunteers who were called to assist them.
“The regulations remain that people should only leave the house for very limited purposes, for example for basic necessities, for exercise or recreation, for medical needs or travelling for work which cannot be done from home.”
She said: “We recognise that people have made significant sacrifices until now and while the temptation may be to head straight for one of our beauty spots, we would ask people to use their judgement and avoid going to places which are normally busy during the good weather or, in this case, could put individuals’ lives at risk.
“We want people to enjoy our outdoor spaces safely and exercise should be done locally, not exceeding five miles from your home.
“The Chief Constable has made it clear that we are asking people to take personal responsibility to do the right thing and remember the purpose of these measures is to aid the collective effort to protect the NHS and save lives.”