Two climbers have died after being caught in an avalanche on Ben Nevis.
A rescue was launched after police received reports of the incident at the Number Five Gully area of the Munro at 11.50am.
The force has confirmed that two people have died and two others have been injured.
Volunteers from the Lochaber and Glencoe mountain rescue teams have been called to the scene.
An air ambulance and UK Coastguard helicopter have also been called to the mountain.
A statement from the force reads: “Police Scotland is currently coordinating a mountain rescue response following reports of an avalanche on Ben Nevis this morning.
“Police were informed that the avalanche had occurred in Number 5 Gully area at around 11.50am.
“We can sadly confirm that two people have died and two people have been injured.
“Volunteers from Lochaber and Glencoe Mountain Rescue Teams remain at the scene and were assisted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Scottish Ambulance Service.
“Further details will be released when available.”
The Scottish Ambulance Service were alerted to the incident shortly after 12.20pm and also sent three ambulances to the peak.
A spokesman said: “We received a call at 12.22pm today to attend an incident in Ben Nevis.
“We dispatched three ambulances, a Helimed resource and our trauma team to the scene.”