Sadly one of the missing brothers has been located in Wester Ross.

As many will know Alan and Neil Gibson had been missing since Thursday

Teams searching for two missing brothers in the hills of Wester Ross have sadly found a body.

Beinn Liath Mhor

In a statement by the Police in Inverness said “the body of Alan Gibson was found by mountain rescue teams on Saturday.”

The 56-year-old reportedly set off with his brother Neil, 63, and their dog Archie, for Achnashellach on Thursday.

One of the brothers was thought to have travelled to the area from County Durham while the other travelled from the Nairn area.

Mountain rescue teams, along with both the Inverness and Stornoway Coastguard helicopters have been flying over the area searching for the pair since they were reported missing on Thursday evening.

‘Very sad time’

In a tweet, Inverness police said: “We can sadly confirm that mountain rescue teams have recovered the body of Alan Gibson, one of two missing brothers and who failed to return from a hillwalk in the #Achnashellach area on Thursday.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

“Searches are ongoing.” Said BBC news.

The weather forecast is poor and the Avalanche forecast considerable and another search will continue at first light!

From SARDA Scotland

“After the sad discovery of Alan Gibson, one of two missing brothers in the Achnashellach area, eight SARDA Scotland dogs will resume the search tomorrow , along with Torridon, RAF Lossiemouth, and Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Teams, Police Scotland and HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter, for Alan’s brother Neil. We wish to send our sincere condolences to Alan’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.@

All Agencies have worked so hard and this is tragic news! I cannot thank them all for their efforts and pray for a result tomorrow and for the rescuers safety!

My thoughts are with the family who I know personally! They appreciate the efforts of all who are taking part and ask me to pass on their gratitude.

This area of Wester Ross is wild, remote and has many serious winter mountains especially in this big winter. The wild remote Corries,huge cliffs and with the stalking paths it is a place of savage beauty. This year is a big winter and most of the hills are full of snow and ice. The high paths are covered with snow and ice navigation is essential. These hills are not summer walks but full on winter expeditions.

Please be careful if out on the mountains and wild places and ensure someone knows of your plans and route for the day! We all have folk back home who sit and wait.

Safe climbing !

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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