A man’s body has been found by members of the public on a Glen Coe mountain. It is hardly noticed in the media but that would not be an easy task and my thoughts are with the family and the Glencoe Team at this time and all the teams involved in the search.
Police said the family of missing walker Robin Garton has been informed of the discovery.
Members of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team recovered the body from Stob Coire nam Beith in Glencoe
Robin Garton, 69, from Devizes in Wiltshire, has not been seen since 25 September last year.The family of an experienced hillwalker from Wiltshire who went missing while on a trip to Scotland have been told of the discovery of a body in Glen Coe.
Robin Garton, 69, from Devizes, disappeared on 25 September last year. Extensive searches were made of Glen Coe by Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team and others following his disappearance. Police Scotland said members of the public found the body of a man in the Stob Coire Nam Beith area on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr Garton, a former art dealer, set up the climate change charity The Glacier Trust in 2008 to support science-led projects in Nepal. He was reported missing after he failed to meet up with friends as planned in Kinlochewe in Wester Ross following a walk in Glen Coe.
This is from Lochaber MRT Facebook Page
“We would like to acknowledge Glencoe Mountain Rescue for the recovery they carried out from Deep Cut Chimney on Stob Coire nam Beith on Wednesday evening.
It is all too easy to take for granted the risks taken by volunteers in mountain rescue teams. In this case, we would like to acknowledge the professionalism and bravery of the Glencoe team in recovering the casualty and hope that they get the formal acknowledgement from the appropriate authorities.
To quote Andy Nelson, team leader of Glencoe Mountain Rescue following the incident
“civilian ground teams remain the last line of defence, the team that ALWAYS gets the job done, at times under extreme risk”
in this case no truer words have been said.
Well done Glencoe – you have our full respect.” Strong words from Lochaber.