Despite being a natural worrier my mum was always incredibly supportive of our expedition plans. Initially anxious, she embraced our journey and followed our waypoints meticulously, marking them on a map to chart our progress. She rarely viewed photographs of Bee-bee on cliff edges without a sigh and a shake of her head but always with pride that Emma and I were following our dream. She kept all our magazine and newspaper cuttings and proudly showed them to anyone who came to visit.
She was a fabulous mother and I can’t thank her enough for her immeasurable love and selflessness. She was always there when I needed her and I will miss her forever.