Missing Climbers Update – Ben Nevis – were you near South Trident Buttress area of Ben Nevis – following a possible sighting of 2 people

From Lochaber MRT

“Very challenging conditions during search for Rachel and Tim missing on Ben Nevis.. 80/90mph winds with windchill giving temperature which feels like -20c. Two of the rescue team men avalanched traversing below No 3 Gully Buttress.

The two missing climbers. Rachel and Tim - did you see them climbing on Ben Nevis this weekend?

The two missing climbers. Rachel and Tim – did you see them climbing on Ben Nevis this weekend?

Today there were 36 people out from Lochaber MRT, RAF MRT and 3 members of SARDA Scotland. After 5 hours of searching, it was decided that conditions were too dangerous to continue search which was focused on Coire na Ciste and on

If you were on South Trident Buttress on Sunday could you call Police Scotland on 101 and ask for Fort William Police.

The attached photographs are of their tent at the CIC hut and a picture of them on Ben Nevis last year. If anyone saw anyone around this tent late morning on Sunday or anywhere on the Ben we would much appreciate any information.

Tent at CIC Hut Ben Nevis!

Tent at CIC Hut Ben Nevis!

Also pictures of avalanche low down in Observatory Gully and another of the team searching above the Garadh in Coire na Ciste

Please forward this post to as many links as possible.

Take care all involved in the Search!

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