Rescuers continue to search the North Face for Mr Bialas. Photo: Peter CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers continue to search the North Face for Mr Bialas. Photo: Peter CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers in the Highlands say they are still carrying out regular searches for a man who fell from Britain’s highest mountain in January.

Lying snow on Ben Nevis’s North Face is hampering attempts to find Marcin Bialas who fell from the summit on 21 January this year.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said its members have carried out regular searches for the 36-year-old in Observatory Gully, but there is still too much snow in the area.

Three team members were on the Ben again today looking for the Polish national, but without success.

The team is currently also on a callout with nine of its volunteers on Ben Nevis after a walker collapsed while descending the mountain. The Inverness Coastguard helicopter is also flying to the site.

Earlier this week the Lochaber team was called to search for 65-year-old Ian Stalker who was found collapsed in Gleann Unndalain in Knoydart. Mr Stalker was pronounced dead at Belford Hospital in Fort William.

The team said it is experiencing a busy period and has been called out 10 times this week.

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