Hereford & Worcester

Worcester walker's family call for 'better warnings'

Hyder Ali Manir. Pic: Northern Constabulary
Image caption Hyder Ali Manir's family want better warnings for climbers about the dangers they face

A Worcester man whose son died on Ben Nevis is planning to set up a charity to raise awareness about the potential dangers of hiking.

The body of 20-year-old Hyder Ali Manir was found after he went missing while walking with his cousin on 30 January.

His father Mohammed said that although Hyder was healthy, more needed to be done to prepare climbers.

"We're looking into setting up a charity to try and help others who fall into the same category."

Mr Manir thinks an organisation which educates people about the dangers of climbing mountains like Ben Nevis would help prevent further tragedies.

'Better warnings'

He also said there needed to be more information available on site.

"I think there should be better warnings at the bottom of the mountain before people go up.

"There should be one access point - they should be checked whether they've got the right equipment for the right day."

Rescuers spent five days looking for Hyder, with eight mountain rescue teams involved.

He was said to have been ill-equipped for the conditions.

"I think he didn't realise how sudden the weather can change up Ben Nevis and it's the one thing that went against him - he wasn't scared of anything," said Mr Manir.

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