Concerns are growing for a hillwalker feared missing after failing to return from a climb in Perthshire.
John Alexander Gardiner was last seen in the mountains to the north east of Blair Atholl at around 7.30pm on Saturday, May 6.
The 32-year-old is understood to have summitted Carn Nan Gabhar but has failed to make contact with friends or family since.
Police have now launched an urgent appeal to trace him and have asked anyone who may have seen him while walking to contact them immediately.
Mr Gardiner is described as being around 5’10 in height, with curly dark hair and a beard.
When last seen he was wearing red jogging bottoms, red trainers, a black and grey Superdry puffer jacket, a grey and orange rain jacket, a green beanie hat and green gloves.
He also has a second grey pair of jogging bottoms with him, officers said.
Sergeant James Longden said: “John did not return as planned from a walk and extensive search activity is now ongoing to locate him.
“I am appealing for anyone who has seen John or who has any information on his whereabouts to contact us.”
He added: “I would ask those living in the Blair Atholl area to check sheds and outbuildings as John may have sought shelter.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 2863 of May 6.
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