On the rare occasion that I do go “hiking”, it has never crossed my mind to take off my clothes. On the contrary, I actually try to make sure that I have enough water, my phone, a knife and anything else that I might need if something happens. And some sort of camera…if I’m going to die like that, you’re getting photos & video of my final moments so you can make a moving tribute later on! But to each their own I guess.
Catherine Shaw, 23, from Long Hanborough, near Witney, Oxfordshire, was reported missing after leaving her hotel on 5 March.
An inquest heard she had removed her clothes and was hiking alone to view the sunrise when she accidentally fell and died from multiple injuries.
Her body was found near the top of a hiking trail six days later.
A family statement added Ms Shaw “liked to follow her own path rather than stick with convention.”