Mountain: Routes plea to walkers and climbers
Police, mountain rescue teams and the coastguard yesterday issued a plea to walkers and climbers to inform someone about their routes.
They said they were “increasingly challenged by searches for people leaving minimal or no information.”
Lochaber and Cairngorm mountain rescue teams answered seven call-outs in the first days of 2017 including one fatal incident.
Father-of-four Mark Bowling, 52, from Lancashire died in a fall on Aonach Beag in Lochaber.
Superintendent Colin Gough said: “At this time of year, people rightly come to the Scottish mountains in search of the excellent winter sports and mountaineering challenges available.
“However, our mountains should not be underestimated as they can be unforgiving for even the most experienced.
“Severe weather conditions could change your environment within minutes.”