I had never heard of Henry Worsley until one of my customers, who knew Henry, promoted his heroic attempt to follow in Shackleton's footsteps in aid of injured servicemen and women.

Over Christmas and New Year I listened to Henry's posts and was captivated by these descriptions of his daily triumphs and tribulations. Although he was honest about the grueling conditions and their toll upon him physically, I didn't really register the risk, calculated by a real expert - that he was taking in covering 900+ miles alone.

Henry's death is now national news and quite rightly he is being talked about by the great and the good as a hero. But it is those personal glimpses into the human condition that I will also remember him for.