A tribute has been paid to Steve Morton from his former employers, international exams group Cambridge Assessment, after he died in a white-water rafting accident in Alaska.
– Cambridge Assessment spokesman
It is with great sadness that we heard of the tragic death of Steve Morton in a white-water rafting accident in Alaska.
Steve, who worked with Cambridge Assessment on major IT projects over many years, set out on a trek early in May to climb Mount McKinley in Alaska and despite adverse conditions he made it to the summit.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's wife Vanessa and their children.
Mr Morton and his wife Vanessa Langlois are said to have married in 2012, but had known each other for 10 years before that.
The couple had five children - three girls aged between 24 and 17, a 12-year-old stepson and a seven-year-old boy.