Missing walker Goffredo Bondanelli

Missing walker Goffredo Bondanelli

Police have renewed their appeal to outdoor enthusiasts for sightings of a man who has gone missing in the Highlands.

Goffredo Bondanelli has not been seen for more than two weeks, following a walking and wild camping expedition in Lochaber.

Police Scotland said the 56-year-old German national was last seen in Fort William on 3 May boarding a train to Lochailort, before undertaking a five-day 76km (47-mile) walk between Lochailort and Glenfinnan, with plans to return to Glenfinnan on 8 May.

Mr Bondanelli would have been wild camping on the during hills this five-day period at sites including Coire na Cnamha, Lochan Fèith Easain and Sgùrr an Utha.

He may also have been walking on the nearby A830 at times. Mr Bondanelli is an experienced hillwalker and is well equipped. He has a green tent and dark rucksack.

Mr Bondanelli is described as about 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, of an athletic build with dark and grey hair, and a greying beard. He is believed to be wearing dark outdoor clothing.

Mr Bondanelli was possibly due to return by train on 8 May from Glenfinnan to Fort William or Arrochar, Argyll, but he may have used a bus service. Police said enquiries are currently being carried out in Argyll to establish if Mr Bondanelli has been in the area.

A CCTV image of Mr Bondanelli

A CCTV image of Mr Bondanelli

In Lochaber, officers are currently searching in the areas between Lochailort and Glenfinnan on his route, but welcome more information about Mr Bondanelli’s movements or contact with other walkers.

Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team has also been searching the hills in its area. A team spokesperson said: “The team was tasked to search the main areas on The Cobbler as part of an ongoing missing person enquiry.

“Alongside members of Police Scotland MRT, the areas under the main crag areas were swept in wet and windy conditions but nothing was found.”

Police Scotland said: “Police would urge anyone who is walking or taking part in outdoor pursuits in the Lochaber and Argyll area to make contact if they have seen or have had contact with a man matching Mr Bondanelli’s description, or if they have any information to assist the search. Please contact 101 with any information.”

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