Andrew Vine was last seen on Friday afternoon on Aonach Mòr

Andrew Vine was last seen on Friday afternoon on Aonach Mòr

A search has resumed for a climber who went missing on a Lochaber mountain.

Police are appealing for information on Andrew Vine who was last seen on Aonach Mòr.

The 41-year-old was seen on the west face of the mountain about 1pm on Friday.

Members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and a Coastguard helicopter have joined the search for Mr Vine. The rescue team said two people were involved in an avalanche on Aonach Mòr.

Police Scotland Fort William Sergeant Ross McCartney said: “As times passes we are becoming increasingly concerned for Mr Vine and would like to speak to anyone who has seen him since 1pm on Friday.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Fort William immediately on 101 quoting incident number 1915 of 28 February.

Mr Vine is described as white, 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, medium build with ginger-brown hair and beard. When last seen he was wearing a red jacket, yellow La Sportiva boots, black trousers and carrying a yellow rucksack.

The Lochaber team was also called out on Saturday night to rescue a person who became ‘temporarily misplaced’ while descending Ben Nevis and took a tumble around the Antler Gully area on the west face of the mountain.

Team members approached from the Glen Nevis side and was able to accompany the casualty to safety as ‘walking wounded’.

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