Prayers have been said in the Scottish Highlands for four climbers who were swept to their deaths in an avalanche.
The climbers were among a party of six on Bidean Nam Bian, a mountain near Glencoe.
It is believed they were descending from a peak on the south side of the valley when the snow-covered slope they were crossing broke away, engulfing five of them and sending them hundreds of feet down the mountain.
The Rev Moira Herkes, who led a service at St Munda's Church in nearby Ballachulish, told the congregation: "We include in our prayers thoughts for the deceased in yesterday's tragic accident on the mountain and their families.
"Somehow life must continue. We accept the challenges of nature as part of our living."