Glen Lyon from Càrn Gorm. Photo: Andrew Smith CC-BY-SA-2.0

Glen Lyon from Càrn Gorm. Photo: Andrew Smith CC-BY-SA-2.0

A GB team international mountain runner has gone missing in the Scottish Highlands.

Chris Smith headed out for a two-hour run on the mountains of Glen Lyon on Tuesday but failed to return.

The 43-year-old set out about 3pm from Inverar, intending to summit Meall na Aighean, Càrn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Càrn Gorm. He was reported missing at 7.30pm.

Tayside Mountain Rescue Team mounted a major search for the missing runner.

Fellow runner Ben Mounsey shared an appeal for information on social media, which said he could have become disoriented and gone further afield.

Chris Smith has been reported missing

Chris Smith has been reported missing

“Chris is an experienced fellrunner and dad of two boys who are missing him so much,” it said.

Police Scotland said: “Officers in Perthshire and mountain rescue teams are carrying out searches in the Glen Lyon area, following reports of a missing 43-year-old man.

“Chris Smith was last seen at 3pm on Tuesday. Emergency services are being assisted in the search by the Coastguard helicopter.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2775 of 27 October.

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