A hillwalker who got lost on one of Scotland's highest mountains in severe weather sparking a major search and rescue operation has been found safe and well.
The woman became separated from her group on Cairn Toul in the Cairngorms at 12.45pm.
Grampian Police and Braemar Mountain Rescue worked in partnership with the RAF to locate the woman, who is believed to be uninjured.
A police spokesman said: "The female walker became separated from a group at around 12.45pm due to severe weather conditions.
"Emergency services were contacted and a full-scale search was launched.
"The female was later reunited with the group and is believed to be uninjured.
"The group are believed to be from outwith the Grampian area.
"Given the severe weather conditions, mountain rescue teams are in the process of rendezvousing with the party."