Rescuers warned winter conditions still prevail on summits. Photo: Alan Reid CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers warned winter conditions still prevail on summits. Photo: Alan Reid CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers have issued a more detailed description of the missing hillwalker Eric Cyl, who was reported overdue from a walk in Lochaber.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team also warned that, even though it is June, the mountain summits are still in winter condition.

The team appealed for any walkers who have been in the Steall area, the Grey Corries, Aonach Beag or the Mamores on Saturday to contact the police if they spotted a man matching Mr Cyl’s description in those areas.

He is described as white Scottish, aged 62, 5ft 10in (178cm), with short- to medium-length grey hair, wearing a blue Páramo sweatshirt, grey hooded waterproof jacket, dark trousers, navy Salomon boots, with a daysack and two Gelert walking poles.

A team spokesperson said: “If you have any information which may assist the search please contact Fort William Police Station on 101.

“If you are going out in the area please keep a lookout, and remember it might be June, but it’s still winter on the summits.”

Eric Cyl

Eric Cyl

Searches over two days involving the Lochaber team, along with Glencoe and RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Teams, search dogs and a Coastguard helicopter failed to find Mr Cyl, described as an experienced hillwalker.

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