Search continues for climber missing since January

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Mountain rescuers say they are still carrying out regular searches for a man who fell from Ben Nevis in January.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said its members have carried out regular searches for a Polish hiker in Observatory Gully, but there is still too much snow in the area.

‘We have had regular searches of Observatory Gully looking for climber who went missing on January 25 this year. Three members of the team carried out a search Observatory Gully this evening but found nothing as there is still too much snow.’

Marcin Bialas, 36, was reported missing in an area close to Observatory Gully and Gardyloo Gully on Ben Nevis on Sunday January 21.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue has reported a busy month, with more than 10 call outs in the last week of May.

Rescuers were called to search for a 65-year-old man, named locally as Ian Stalker, who was found collapsed in Gleann Unndalain in Knoydart. The team recovered the man but he was later pronounced dead at Belford Hospital in Fort William.