The father of former Royal Latin School pupil Ben Ogden, who died in a plane crash in Nepal last week, has paid tribute.
Andrew Ogden told The Daily Telegraph: “We are all absolutely devastated. He was very spirited and this is something that he wanted to do.
“We used to talk about the trip as his big adventure before knuckling down to some serious work.
“He was very excited by the prospect of doing something that not many people had done. I have always been the most incredibly proud father.”
Tributes have also been paid on Twitter.
Alex Henderson said: “RIP Ben Ogden, a school friend lost today. Royal Latin School class of 2003 remembers you. Life really is too short.”
Rhiannon Taylor said: “Another person taken way too young, RIP Ben Ogden.”