Fears have been raised for a Perthshire walker missing in the Highlands of Scotland.
Stephen Mitchell from Crieff was reported as overdue after spending a weekend in the Strathcarron area, west of Inverness.
It’s thought that Mr Mitchell, who is described as an “experienced climber”, planned to sleep in bothies during his journey and police are urging anyone who used one in the area over the weekend to get in touch.
A Coastguard helicopter has been brought in to search the area from the air, while Torridon Mountain Rescue Team and the RAF Mountain rescue team are covering the area on foot..
The 57-year-old set off for a planned walk on Friday, February 23 in the Bendronaig Lodge, Lurg Mhor and Bearneas areas.
He is believed to have been near Beinn Dronaig about 9am on Saturday, February 24.
His car was found parked near the Strathcarron Hotel on Monday morning.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Stephen is described as 6ft tall with grey hair and will likely have greying stubble. He no longer wears glasses as shown in the photograph.
“He carries a black rucksack and has either an orange or sulphur coloured sleeping bag.
“He was intending to sleep in bothies during the walk and we are asking anyone who used bothies in the area over the weekend to get in touch.”