01/03/2020 12:13 GMT

Rescuers Search For Climber Missing After Avalanche In Scottish Highlands

Andrew Vine was last seen on Friday.

Undated family handout of Andrew Vine, 41, who was last seen on the West Face of Aonach Mor.

Rescuers are searching for a climber who has not been seen since an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands on Friday.

Andrew Vine, 41, was last seen on the west face of Aonach Mor near Fort William in the Highlands at around 1pm on February 28.

Mountain rescue teams, police and the coastguard are searching the mountain and surrounding area.

Vine is described as white, 5ft 11in, of medium build with ginger/brown hair and a beard.

When last seen he was wearing a red jacket, yellow La Sportiva boots, black trousers and was carrying a yellow rucksack.

Sergeant Ross McCartney, at Fort William, said: “As time passes we are becoming increasingly concerned for Mr Vine and would like to speak to anyone who has seen him since 1pm on Friday, February 28, 2020.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Fort William immediately via telephone number 101, quoting incident number 1915 of February 28.