Missing Persons in Glen Nevis – Can you help Lochaber Mountain Rescue ? Going alone on the mountains.

The search for the missing person in Glen Nevis continues with the team now having been out 3 days in a row searching Glen Nevis and the River Nevis. The missing person is 65 yr old Tom Brown from Lanarkshire and he has not been seen since Thursday 2nd July at the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. His Rucksack may have been seen in location it was found on the evening of the 3rd July at a point about 1 km east of Old Steall. If you were in the Glen Nevis area and saw Tom on the day could you contact Fort William Police on 101.

His picture is posted below.

Tom Brown - Missing Lochaber

Tom Brown – Missing Lochaber


Unfortunately Tom is the second person to have gone missing in this general area as Eric Cyl who went missing on 30th of May.

Extensive air, land and river searches are planned over the next few days in fresh efforts to trace the  two hillwalkers – both in their 60s – missing in the Nevis mountains.

Kilmarnock-born Eric Cyl, 62, disappeared exactly six weeks ago. Tom Brown, 65, from Lanarkshire has been missing for 10 days. Both had ventured out alone.


Eric missing hillwalker

Eric  Cryl missing hill walker

Any information would assist the Police and the Mountain Rescue Teams.

This was sent via Lochaber MRT Facebook after another huge search by various Agencies.

Thanks to all the people who assisted with the search for Tom over the weekend, in particular the RAF Team, the 2 SARDA people, Coastguard and Tom’s friends, who along with Lochaber team members have covered a huge area extending to over 70km2 with no helicopter support. Unfortunately, the searches were not able to locate Tom but we will continue to search, albeit at a scaled down level.

Over the last week the team and the support above have been out on 5 occasions this week putting in over 700 hours of searching.

We would ask any walkers on Ben Nevis, Mamores, Grey Corries and Aonach Beag areas to keep looking and report back to police if they see anything which might lead us to recovering either Tom or Eric Cyl who has been missing n the same area since May 30th.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team have now been deployed 73 times this year, by far our busiest first half to a year ever.

Lochaber MRT lOGO

Please if you go alone on the mountains I do regularly when fit please leave a message with someone you trust and maybe text your route to a friend. It is well worth it.

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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One Response to Missing Persons in Glen Nevis – Can you help Lochaber Mountain Rescue ? Going alone on the mountains.

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