A MERSEYSIDE doctor was among four friends swept to their deaths in an avalanche on a Scottish mountain.
Rachel Majumdar, 29, from Wirral, was alongside her partner, Tom Chesters, after they were caught up in the deadly surge of snow while coming down from a peak in Glencoe on Saturday.
The couple and two others from the group of six were killed.
One woman was left critically injured and a man, believed to be from Liverpool but who has not been named, survived.
He expressed his “sadness and deep regret” and thanked rescue workers.
Friends of the group said Dr Majumdar and Mr Chesters, 28, had been together for several years since meeting at university in Leeds and had “such a good future” ahead of them.
Sam Morris, 35, said: “They were in love since they met in their first year of university. They were just so soft and sweet with each other – two people so at ease together. They were having fun making plans.
“They had dreams of doing voluntary work overseas together.
“Some of the comfort we have drawn is that these guys had been together to the end. At least they were doing what they liked doing.”