John Taylor, 48, originally from Manchester, moved to Upper Poppleton, a village to the north-west of York, in 2003. As well as his wife Karine he leaves daughters Emma, 10, and eight-year-old Louise.
We are all truly devastated about this loss. John always had a keen interest in outdoor activities taking up mountaineering in 1998 and was a highly regarded and very active member of mountain rescue teams himself.
John had climbed several challenging mountains across the world, including Mont Blanc on two previous occasions. He was a highly respected climber and this event represents a significant loss to the UK climbing community.
In his personal life, John was a finance director, working within the public and private sectors. He will be sadly missed by his work colleagues.