By Martin Robinson, Chief Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 10:06 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 13:20 GMT, 2 January 2019
A Bristol University student has died after a 500ft 'horrific' fall down Ben Nevis on New Year's Day - the second death there in a fortnight, it was revealed today.
The female climber, 22, who has not yet been named, was on the Ridge Route between the summit of neighbouring Carn Dearg and Ben Nevis on a climb with three others.
But at around 3300ft up she slipped on ice and fell down the mountain to her death.
Her friends, also studying at Bristol University, were stuck on the ridge above and later helped down by a mountain rescue team.
Cardiff University student Patrick Boothroyd, 21, died on Britain's tallest mountain in December after tumbling 1,500ft when a ledge of snow collapsed, but his friend Leo Grabowski miraculously survived.
|The unnamed woman died crossing a ridge connecting Ben Nevis (pictured left) with the summit of neighbouring Carn Mor Dearg (right of picture)
Cardiff University student Patrick Boothroyd, 21, (left) died on Britain's tallest mountain last month but his friend Leo Grabowski (right) miraculously survived the same 1,500ft fall
Describing today's tragedy John Stevenson, leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, said: 'The rocks are very icy at the moment and where she slipped there was an almost vertical drop of