Dog at centre of mountain rescue operation

Thursday, 22nd December 2011

A German Shepherd/Husky cross is lucky to be enjoying dog food after spending the night on an icy mountain ridge.

Jason, a two-year-old rescue dog, darted away from his owners while they were walking on Stob Ban in Scotland.

He got trapped on  the ridge and his owners could not reach him so a rescue team went to save the dog, who was around 100 metres from the summit of the mountain.

Mick Tighe, a mountain guide who helped rescue Jason, told the Lochaber News: "To get to him I had to abseil over a big cornice. We were in real avalanche territory.

"It was a struggle as Jason is quite heavy and initially he just didn't want to leave the ridge but we got up eventually."

He added that when Jason was reunited with his owners it was a "happy scene" and said it was a bit ironic that the animal was a rescue dog himself.