EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid to a doting dad who died in a fall on Ben Nevis.
Andrew Tedder, 49, was descending Britain’s highest peak after a charity climb, when he slipped from a tourist path and fell into a steep river gully at around 10pm on Friday.
Lochaber Mountain Rescue were alerted and found the dad-of-three in the ravine, but he had sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.
Mr Tedder’s eldest son Cairan, 26, said his dad had been so proud of his achievement for Halifax-based Project Challenge.
In a statement prepared for the Express, his devastated family, of Grange Drive, Emley, said he died doing something he loved and enjoyed.
It said: “Andrew’s life revolved around doing things he loved. His family always came first. He worked hard and always led from the front, never asking anyone to do anything he wouldn’t do.
“He loved his garden and the outside life, especially walking, so when the opportunity arose to do the Three Peaks challenge for charity, it was an opportunity he couldn’t miss. “
The family said he would be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, and loved always by his wife Sue, children Cairan, Jamie and Sophie, parents Maureen and Brian and brother Kevin and family.
They thanked friends and colleagues for all their support.
The call centre manager had climbed the mountain with a team of 12, raising money for underprivileged children, and had completed other fundraising challenges for good causes in the past, including the Leeds Half Marathon last year.
Mr Tedder’s funeral will take place at Wakefield Crematorium, on Standbridge Lane on Thursday, October 4, at 2pm.