Fife Munro bagger Colin Lees has been found safe and well.
Mr Lees, who has climbed all of Scotland’s Munros four times, made contact with his family after Police Scotland launched an appeal to trace his whereabouts.
Concern was growing for Mr Lees because friends and family did not hear from him for four days after he left his home in Dunfermline for Glencoe on Friday.
A police spokesperson said: “Police in Fife can confirm that 74-year-old Colin Lees from Dunfermline has made contact with his family and is safe and well.
“The public are thanked for their assistance with this appeal.”
Mr Lees had set off in his converted campervan, which was last spotted being driven along the A82 on Friday, for a walking trip in the Glencoe area.
Police said there was concern for his safety because of recent storms which had hit Scotland.
Having run marathons and played football and squash regularly as a younger man, Mr Lees took up hill walking in his mid-50s.
He set himself the challenge of completing all the Munros – the mountains in Scotland more than 3,000ft high – and scaled all 282 of them by 2004.
Three years later, he had climbed all 282 a second time. He went on to complete a third round in 2011 and a fourth, at the age of 71, in 2016.
After completing the Munros for the fourth time, he said: “When I first started walking Munros, I never thought I’d complete one full set – never mind four.
“Your enjoyment of each attempt really hinges on the unpredictable Scottish weather but it’s almost always worth it.”
It is understood Mr Lees, who volunteers at a local British Heart Foundation shop, carries a GPS navigation device to prevent him from getting lost.
“My daughter Kim was initially quite worried about me getting lost while walking so she got me a GPS which I’ve brought with me ever since my first round,” he said in 2016.