AN EXPERIENCED climber died following a tragic accident on Ben Nevis.
Rob Brown was having fun with a time out climbing the North Face of Scotland’s highest mountain on Friday when the incident occurred.
His family members stated the freak accident couldn’t have been prevented and his demise was “fast and ache free”.
Members of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Workforce managed to retrieve Rob’s physique and belongings from the mountain.
Tributes have since poured in for Rob, who owned a Ben Nevis tour information firm, from mates and family members.
An announcement about Rob’s demise was posted on his Fb web page as we speak.
It learn: “On Friday twenty ninth July 2022 we misplaced Rob to a climbing accident on the North Face of Ben Nevis.
“It was a ravishing day and he was excited to get pleasure from it within the mountains, as he at all times liked doing along with his free time.
“Anybody that is aware of Rob is aware of he’s skilled, calm, assured and never a risk-taker on the hill and Friday was no totally different.
“It was a tragic accident that couldn’t have been prevented and we would like everybody to comprehend it was fast and painless for him. He left us while having a terrific time out and was glad and content material along with his life.
“We’re all completely heartbroken and devastated that he has needed to go away us when he had a lot extra life left to present and with such an thrilling future forward.
“We’re grateful for everybody that has reached out to us to date – to assist and help us in so some ways – while we navigate the unimaginable.”
It continued: “Thanks to the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Workforce members who helped retrieve Rob and his belongings.
“A lot of whom knew Rob personally and we’re so grateful.
“We wish to host a celebration of Rob’s life within the subsequent few weeks and can share plans and a date once we can.
“It could imply the world to all of us in case you knew Rob and will be part of, to assist share your reminiscences and tales of him.”
The publish was inundated with messages from mates and devastated members of the family.
Rob’s father Martin Scott stated: “That is so laborious – I’m so happy with my great son.”
Si Cherrett stated: “Such unhappy, unhappy information. A tremendous man, a real gentleman.
“My honest condolences to his household and everybody who ever had the pleasure to have met him.”
Craig McDonald stated: “Completely heartbroken to lose such a vibrant, wonderful and far liked good friend.
“He was one of many funniest, most inspiring individuals I ever met and I’m devastated for his household, Eilidh and the various, many mates he leaves behind. Slàinte Rob, you actually have been considered one of a form.”
Malcolm Airey stated: “Such terrible information. Rob was one of many kindest, selfless, level-headed, and friendliest individuals I’ve met.
“A gap within the Fort William group which might by no means be stuffed.
“Ideas are with Eilidh, his household, mates, climbing companion that day, and the rescue group.
“Relaxation in peace Rob.”
Rob was initially from Cambridge however lived in Fort William, Highland, earlier than his demise.