But more than that, John's inspiration and encouragement was behind the Apex Challenge being set up in the first place. His incredible style and passion for adventure encouraged so many of us who now run the competition.
John recently received an MBE for services to Scouting - fitting recognition for a man who devoted his life to inspiring people to take on their next adventure.
Anyone who knew John and his decades of work in Sheffield will be only too aware of the impact he had, and the legacy he has left.
R.I.P. JCH MBE
posted by Apex Challenge at 13:42