Miss­ing Ben Nevis climbers search halted

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A HUGE search for two ex­pe­ri­enced climbers miss­ing on Bri­tain’s high­est moun­tain was yes­ter­day sus­pended due to “treach­er­ous” weather.

Rachel Slater, 24, and Tim New­ton, 27, from Brad­ford, West Yorks, were climb­ing on Ben Nevis, in the Scot­tish High­lands, at the week­end.

The alarm was raised on Mon­day af­ter­noon when the cou­ple were late in re­turn­ing from the ex­pe­di­tion.

A mas­sive hunt for the pair – in­volv­ing po­lice, moun­tain res­cue teams and search dogs – was called off af­ter five hours, when con­di­tions be­came too dan­ger­ous.

Lochaber Moun­tain Res­cue Team said 90mph winds had been mak­ing the tem­per­a­ture feel like -20C.

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