Rescuers are to review when to continue the search for two climbers missing on Ben Nevis for a week amid “increasingly hazardous weather”.
Rachel Slater, 24, and Tim Newton, 27, from Bradford, failed to return from an outing on the mountain last weekend.
Lochaber Mountain Rescue had been stood down for the weekend but will now review that decision on Sunday.
Meanwhile, rescue teams have found two male climbers who got into difficulty on Ben Nevis on Saturday.
The men were found in the summit shelter, cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.
LMRT had resumed a search for Ms Slater and Mr Newton on Saturday morning, saying a rescue team of 26 people and a search a dog were involved in the operation.
However, Police Scotland said “very poor” weather, including high winds, falling snow and limited visibility, had halted teams.
“Sadly, there were no positive sightings today and searches have been suspended for [Sunday] due to increasingly hazardous weather and further risk of avalanches,” the force said in a statement.
“Reviews continue to be ongoing and it is hoped that there will be an improvement to the conditions on Monday or Tuesday.
“Both Rachel and Tim’s family continue to be appraised of these circumstances.”
Treacherous conditions have also hindered air and ground searches on Britain’s highest peak – in the Scottish Highlands – in recent days.
Temperatures at -19C
Ms Slater and Mr Newton were thought to have been camping near the Charles Inglis Clark memorial hut on the north side of Ben Nevis over last weekend.
The alarm was raised on Monday when they failed to return.
The latest search focused on the Coire Na Ciste area, under Carn Dearg Buttress, below Waterfall Gully and both Castle Gullies.
Observations were also made of the north face of the mountain.
Temperature were recorded at -6C (21F) on the summit – or -19C (-2F) with …read more
Source:: BBC UK