Walker Missing in Mamores All Weekend

A major search mounted over the weekend has so far failed to locate a walker missing in the Mamores.

Yesterday's search on the Ring of Steall, 206 kb
Yesterday's search on the Ring of Steall
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The man, who was reported missing late on Friday, is believed to have been on the Ring of Steall. 

The weekend search involved more than 80 volunteers from the Lochaber and Glen Coe Mountain Rescue Teams, plus others from Penrith MRT, along with eight specialist dog handlers and a Royal Navy helicopter.

Sunday's weather has been described by the Lochaber Team as 'atrocious with heavy snow showers falling for the last week.'  

'The search will resume when the weather improves' they said last night.

Avalanche risk remains high in the area.


Update 17:00 Monday 03 Feb

The missing man has been named as Alistair Porteous, 56, from Edinburgh. He was last seen leaving home last Wednesday, and his car was found in Glen Nevis on Saturday. 

The BBC quote a police spokesman saying:

'We believe Mr Porteous may have taken an unscheduled trip to Fort William to walk the mountain trail at Glen Nevis.'

'He is an avid and competent hill walker. However, he did not tell family or friends where he was going and has yet to be traced. We are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.'

Update 09:30 Tuesday 04 Feb

A body was found in the Steall Falls area on Monday


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