The area at the heart of the search for the walker is extremely remote. Photo: Andy Beaton

The area at the heart of the search for the walker is extremely remote. Photo: Andy Beaton

Rescuers in the Highlands said they will continue their searches for a walker who has been missing for two months.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team said the area at the centre of the operation is extremely remote – four hours on foot from the closest road.

Martin Rhodes of Halifax in West Yorkshire failed to return from a walk in the Fisherfield munros after setting out on 1 May. Despite repeated intensive searches he has still not been found.

Dundonnell MRT team leader Donald Macrae said: “Martin remains very much on our minds and that of his family and friends.

“Despite intensive searches over large mountainous areas we have been unable to locate Martin. Our search area is extremely remote: four hours on foot from the nearest road just to get to the start of where we need to search.

“We have searched the main routes and are now spreading out into more challenging terrain which can require technical climbing. Local weather in the area has been poor with low cloud and at times wintry conditions, these have hampered our search efforts.

Missing walker Martin Rhodes

Missing walker Martin Rhodes

“It is hoped to make further searches this coming week, but this is dependent on the weather.

“We would continue to urge walkers to the area to be aware of seeing or finding anything that might help us locate Martin and bring him home.”

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