Ben Nevis search under way for missing climbers


A search is under way for two climbers missing on Ben Nevis.

Rachel Slater, 24 and Tim Newton, 27, from the Bradford area of West Yorkshire, are believed to have camped in a green tent behind the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial hut on Britain's highest mountain at the weekend.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "The Lochaber Mountain Rescue team were searching for them yesterday and they will be out again today.

"They are receiving help from the RAF Mountain Rescue Team and the Search and Rescue Dog Association

"The terrain does not allow for any vehicles to be used so the search is carried out on foot."

Police are asking anyone who might have seen the two climbers to call 101.