After a great day out on Saturday I came back to see that Lochaber and other Mountain Rescue teams were out searching for the two missing climbers on Ben Nevis who failed to return from a climbing weekend on Ben Nevis a couple of weeks ago. Huge searches were done many in wild dangerous weather, unfortunately there has been still no sign of them.
This is from Lochabers Mountain Rescue Teams Facebook Page
“A large search today involving rescue teams from Cairngorm, Dundonnell, Oban, Skye, Sarda South and Lochaber. Unfortunately still no sign of Rachel and Tim.
lot of time spent searching and probing avalanche debris in various locations. Cairngorm had a metal detector. Some of the team climbed Tower Ridge and looked into top of some of climbs on East Flank. The three SARDA dogs covered a lot of ground and supported teams when probing to see if any scent was released.
Ben Nevis stunning today with lots of climber with most of the classic routes getting a lot of traffic.
Rachel’s family have been overwhelmed by the response and the kind thoughts posted from all over the world and are very grateful. They were able to see the effort going into search first hand.”
It is wonderful to see the effort by Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and others including SARDA in the continued search for Rachel and Tim. What an incredible bunch of people they all are still looking for the families of those missing and as always doing their best. It gives me great faith in the good in people, than you all. As always my thoughts are with the families and safety of all those involved. If out on Ben Nevis keep your eyes open please!
Todays Tip. Please when you go out into the wilds let someone know where your going especially when climbing or out alone. It gives the Rescue Agencies a fighting chance of finding you and your families and friends an idea where to look if an accident happens.
I was out for a walk locally yesterday on the Moray Coast ( The Moray Med) the views were stunning looking across to Ben Wyvis and Morven shining and snow covered in the sun. There were so many people out enjoying themselves and it was a great leg stretcher. I am amazed at my coast, the tide was in but the views the cliffs and the sea make this a special place. Lots of rock climbing,places to Kayak and scuba dive according to John and Mary and the sea was like a mill pond a wonderful walk with great company.
My pals have been all over, Dan has been on the West and to Skye on the ridge which will be I imagine looking wonderful and hopefully will let me see some photos of his adventures.
My mate Pete has arrived from Cornwall and has been working in the Cairngorms for a week and is suitably sun tanned. Pete is an old pal and is up for a few weeks in between his travels and climbs and the Orange van in the street is his! He is now learning the guitar and has brought it with him as he says it suits his “rock star image” and can be seen busking in Burghead High street today.