Desperate search for missing hiker, 24, who was last seen taking selfie on Ben Nevis

A desperate search has been launched for a hiker who was last seen taking a selfie atop Britain’s highest mountain.

Sarah Buick, 24, shared a picture on the peak of Ben Nevis at around 6am on Tuesday, reports the Daily Record.

But she has not been seen or heard from since – worrying her friends and family.

Police Scotland have launched a hunt for Sarah, from Dundee, and are asking anyone with information to get in touch.

Officers say she could have moved to other locations in the Lochaber area.

A statement said: “Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses that can assist in tracing Sarah Buick in the Lochaber area.

“Sarah is a keen walker and was last known to be, as pictured at the Summit of Ben Nevis at 05:00 hours 22/06/21, however she may have moved on to other locations within the area.

“If you have sighted Sarah at any time on or after 22/06/21 please contact the Police straight away on 101, quoting incident number PS-20210622-2741.”

Inspector Nick Hough of Fort William Police Office added: “As time goes on we are becoming increasingly concerned for Sarah.

“She is an experienced walker and often makes trips alone, but it is very unlike her to be out of contact with friends and family for this length of time.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have been in the Ben Nevis or Glen Nevis area over the last 36 hours and has seen anything which may help our searches to please get in touch.”

Sarah is described as being around 5ft 3ins tall, of a slim build with long brown hair.

At the time she went missing she was wearing a light green jacket and carrying an orange rucksack.

Sarah shared a Facebook post on Tuesday at around 6am as she took in the stunning views from the top of the 1,345-metre mountain.

She said: “Good morning from Ben Nevis!”