Mr Coyle is believed to have taken the train to Snowdon's summit. Photo: Andrew Farquhar CC-BY-SA-2.0

Mr Coyle is believed to have taken the train to Snowdon's summit. Photo: Andrew Farquhar CC-BY-SA-2.0

Police are appealing to walkers to be on the lookout for a man who went missing on Wales’s highest mountain.

Gerry Coyle, 65, is believed to have taken the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit of the 1,085m (3,560ft) peak a week ago.

The missing man, from Rugby in Warwickshire, left the Padarn Lake Hotel in Llanberis where he had been staying, on Thursday 25 October, saying he intended to walk to the top of Snowdon.

But he then texted his wife that day to say he had taken the train and was last seen at 1pm at the Hafod Eryri café. He has not been seen since.

Mr Coyle failed to make any further contact with his family and friends and North Wales Police were alerted last Saturday.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team and members of Search and Rescue Dogs Association Wales have all been involved in the hunt for the missing walker, along with a helicopter from RAF Valley.

Sergeant Rob Rands of North Wales Police said: “Mr Coyle left the hotel stating his intentions to walk to the summit and indeed upon speaking with staff there it appears he made it.

Gerry Coyle

Gerry Coyle

“However he has not been seen since and with the passing of time, and the deteriorating weather conditions, we are increasingly concerned about his safety.

“I am appealing to anyone who has been walking the mountains of the last few days that if you have seen Mr Coyle to make immediate contact with the police.”

He is 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall, of medium build and bald with short greying hair on the sides and a grey beard.

He was wearing a green fleece top, green trousers and wide brimmed hat with a camouflage pattern. It is also thought Mr Coyle would have been carrying photography equipment including a tripod, although this would probably have been in a black bag or a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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