MOUNTAIN rescue teams have resumed checking out missing Brit hiker Esther Dingley as her devastated boyfriend continues to scour the Pyrenees in his own effort to seek out her.
Specialist officers are ready to comb the 8,796ft Pico Salvaguardia summit where the Oxford graduate last made contact with partner Dan Colegate around 4pm on November 22.
Mountain rescue have resumed the look for Esther Dingley
Sergeant Jorge Lopez Ramos, whose Greim elite mountain search and rescue team led the eight-day look for Esther last year, said snow on the north face of the height on the French side of the border meant work there had to attend still.
He also said officers were relying on the likelihood of data from the hikers who throng the Pyrenees within the peak months of July and August if they found nothing earlier.
Civil Guard officers who are performing on the bottom are going to be supported by a helicopter from mid-June which have a permanent base within the town of Benasque where Esther had been stayed before vanishing.
A Spanish court probe opened after the Durham-born 37-year-old went missing remains open.
Mr Lopez Ramos said: “We have spent a while going into the mountains and seeing what the snow is like and searching at places where we expect Esther could have had an accident.
The personal trainer went missing while hiking alone within the Pyrenees last November
“A helicopter has been assisting officers on the bottom but we haven’t found anything.
“The south face of the Pico Salvaguardia can now be hiked to the summit with none problem. That’s one among the places we’ve looked because that’s where we all know Esther made her last contact together with her boyfriend.
“There’s still snow on the side near the summit on what would be the French side so nothing are often ruled out there for the instant . The snow there could take a month to melt but it’s impossible to offer a particular date.”
He added: “Our busiest period of the year once we need to perform most rescues is close to begin and that we won’t be ready to look for Esther systematically like we did at the start .
Esther’s partner Dan Colegate has moved to the world in an attempt to seek out her.
“The summer is that the presumably time of the year when we’ll get information that would help us because that’s when most of the people are walking within the mountains.”
Police and mountain rescue teams said Dan and Esther’s mother Ria had both been within the area recently to debate the continued search for Esther and to seem themselves.
Last person to ascertain missing British hiker Esther Dingley alive, Marti Vigo del Arco, says weather were good when she vanished.