Family and friends of Kyle Sambrook and his dog Bane have paid tribute to the pair after their bodies were discovered on Sunday.
Mr Sambrook, 33, from West Yorkshire, was reported missing after going on a wild camping trip to Glencoe with his beagle Bane on Saturday, February 18.
Police Scotland confirmed the bodies of a man and a dog were discovered in the Glencoe area at around 2.15pm by Mountain Rescue Teams and HM Coastguard.
A spokesperson for the force said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.
In a post on GoFundMe, Kyle’s sister Rachel Sambrook said that he would be cremated alongside his “best friend, son, his everything”, with their ashes to be scattered in Scotland.
She wrote: “It breaks my heart to even be writing this. Kyle and Bane arrived in Glencoe on February 18, 2023, for a three day wild camping trip, they never returned home.
“They were found together in the mountains of Glencoe after a fatal accident on the mountains.
“Kyle has always wanted to be cremated and have his ashes spread in his favourite place, Scotland.
“We would like to also do the same with Bane, so Kyle can remain with his best friend, son, his everything. Anything you can donate, no matter how big or small, will help his family hugely. Thank you in advance.”
Shortly after the £5,000 goal was surpassed, Rachel added that the extra money donated would be given to local mountain rescue teams which helped search for her brother.
Friends on social media also paid tribute to the 33-year-old adventurer.
Abbie Siddall wrote that their town had fallen “almost silent” after news of Mr Sambrook’s death, adding: “I’m glad you weren’t left alone out there and your buddy will always be with you through everything you ever endure in this life and the next.”
Leanne Laws said: “I can’t believe I am writing this. A Verner legend who is going to be truly missed by so many. This isn’t goodbye, this is see you soon.”