Searches have continued on a daily basis for a climber feared dead in the Lochaber hills for more than a fortnight.
Eric Cyl, 62, set out alone on the popular Ring of Steall trek in the Mamores mountain range near Fort William on May 30.
A companion chose not to join him that day because he had been suffering from bronchitis.
He dropped him off at a car park and ended up reporting Mr Cyl missing at 8.20pm that Saturday night after he failed to rendezvous that evening.
The disappearance of the experienced climber prompted extensive searches involving several mountain rescue teams, specialist dog units, the police and a coastguard search and rescue helicopter.
At different stages, rescuers focussed their attention on areas where there had been reported sightings that ultimately proved fruitless.
The operation is now said to be “low key” as hopes for Mr Cyl fade. But efforts are continuing to trace him.
Fresh snow has fallen in the area since he disappeared.
Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team has appealed on its social networking site, urging walkers in the area that weekend to make contact to report any sightings they made have had.
Team leader John Stevenson said: “As and when the boys are available, they go out. We’re still struggling with an area that’s just too big.
“We’re hoping that hillwalkers will come across something that will give us a clue where he’s gone. But as and when the boys are off work some of them are going out on the hill, just checking different areas.”
He added: “It’s been over two weeks and we’ve had no sighting of him. The snow is melting quite fast. I would urge people to keep their eyes peeled for any clues: a jacket, a rucksack – anything.
Mr Cyl, who has scaled more than 130 Munros, is understood to be a Scot, but he had recently been living south of the border. Relatives have not spoken publicly about his disappearance.
The Ring of Steall, south of Ben Nevis, is regarded as a classic 10-mile mountain route that combines the traverse of four Munros along narrow, rocky ridges.
Mr Cyl was wearing a light grey jacket and dark trousers. He is stocky, with short grey hair and had two walking poles. Anyone who can help should call the police on 101.