THE parents of a sportsman who died after falling from Mount Snowdon have described their son as “an extremely caring and loving family man who had so much time for others.”

Mally Tinsley, a body builder, powerlifter and boxer from Parr, plunged from the PYG path off Wales’ highest mountain on Monday, July 31 after losing his balance.

The 27-year-old personal trainer had competed in bodybuilding, powerlifting and boxing, winning several trophies and titles – including most recently the title of England’s Deadlift Champion 2016.

His mum Sue said: “He had told us that morning and that someone he knew, who was an experienced climber, was climbing Snowdon that day and that he’d decided to go with him because he’d always wanted to do it.

“He went off happy as Larry and climbed to the top of it and just lost his balance and fell on his way down.

“If we can take anything from this it’s just the fact that he had so many friends and was well liked and respected.

“He touched a lot of people in his life, through meeting them both in his work as a doorman, in the gyms or from wherever, and he did so much in his short life.”

His dad Malcolm said: “We are all in such shock and are just trying to deal with it all but we were both made up with him.

“I loved him to bits from the moment he was born and we will all have a missing piece in our lives now without him. The house feels empty.

“It’s just destroyed us but I couldn’t be prouder of my son who was an extremely caring and loving family man who had so much time for others.

“He loved his training, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mike Tyson and tried hard in everything he did. He was good at everything he tried and often beat people training for years.”

Tributes have been paid to the former St Cuthbert’s pupil on social media with his friends calling him a "diamond pal" and a “belting lad in the gym, who got on with everyone."

His funeral, which will be attended by family and close friends, will be held at St Helens Crematorium on Monday, August 14 at noon.

The family have asked for no flowers and that instead people donate to any charity of their choosing in Mally’s memory.

Guests have been asked to wear a red item as it was Mally's favourite colour.

His parents are planning to scatter Mally’s ashes near the grave of one of his idols – Strongman Jón Páll Sigmarsson in Iceland in the future.