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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 April 2006, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK
Missing female climber found dead
Suzie Carmichael
Suzie Carmichael was an experienced climber
Mountain rescuers searching for a climber have found her body - three days after her last known contact.

Susie Carmichael, 33, an experienced climber from Edinburgh, was found in deep snow on Ben Lui, in the Argyll area of the Scottish Highlands.

She had phoned friends on Wednesday, halfway up the 1,130-metre mountain.

The alarm was raised when personal items, including a tent and a mountain bike, were found at the foot of the mountain earlier in the week.

A search of the area on Friday, involving Oban, Killin, Arrochar and Leuchars mountain rescue teams as well as a helicopter from RAF Kinloss, was hampered by heavy snow falls.

Well-equipped for cold conditions, according to friends, the solo climber, was on a "Munro-bagging" expedition to climb Scottish mountains over 3,000 ft.

Strathclyde Police say there are no suspicious circumstances and relatives have been informed of her death.

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