Family tributes to Scotland avalanche victim Max Norman from Shotley Peninsula

Max Norman

Max Norman - Credit: Archant

The family of a Suffolk climber who was killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands have paid tribute to him.

Police Scotland today confirmed the man was Max Norman, a 41-year-old husband and father-of-three, who lived on the Shotley Peninsula.

Mr Norman, who ran AREA landscape architects with his wife Charlotte in Wherry Lane, Ipswich, was an experienced climber.

He was one of two Suffolk men who were reported missing on Friday night after they failed to return from a climb on Coireag Dubh Mor in the Torridon area of the western Highlands.

Mountain rescue teams and the Stornoway coastguard helicopter searched for the pair that night but were forced to call it off because the weather was so bad.

The search continued the next day and the pair was found, but Mr Norman had sadly already died.

In a tribute, the Norman family said: “Max was an amazing person and a hugely experienced mountaineer.

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“He loved the Scottish highlands and knew the area very well. We are utterly devastated by this tragedy and ask for space and time to comfort his young family and to mourn his loss.

“We are enormously grateful to the rescue services for all their efforts and for the kind support of the staff at the Torridon Youth Hostel.”