From Lochaber MRT Facebook Page
“We are looking for some assistance in respect of two missing climbers on Ben Nevis. Can anyone who was climbing/walking on Ben Nevis over the last weekend may have seen a couple in their 20’s who were camped in green tent immediately behind the CIC hut. If you have any information can you please call Police Scotland on 101 and ask for Fort William police.”
Rachel Slater and Tim Newton, both experienced climbers, were camped by the CIC hut.
The weather does not look good today be careful my thoughts are with you all involved in the search and for the families and friends of those missing.
West Coast – Storm force winds. Heavy snow and whiteout.
HOW WINDY? (ON THE MUNROS)
Southerly soon 55 to 80mph, gusts locally 100mph. Rapid increase of speed with height.
EFFECT OF WIND ON YOU?
Widely very difficult conditions, in some areas from lower slopes up where locally sudden ferocious gusts. Walking tortuous some higher areas. Severe wind chill.
Rain/snow much of day; extensively heavy
Rain/snow spreading east; by afternoon incessant; widely heavy or torrential. The level to which snow will fall very varied; generally highest near and north of Glen Spean, and also coastal hills where later rain to highest tops. Elswhere, expect a mixture of heavy snow, rain and refrozen rain (snow pellets), and whiteout.