In a private ceremony held at The Presidency in Pretoria earlier today, John Black and Warren Eva –South Africa’s and MCSA’s first K2 summiteers – received the abovementioned award from President Cyril Ramaphosa. The citation was ‘ … for your contribution to action and endurance sport. Your achievements have inspired many people by their sheer demonstration of human fortitude.”

I know many of you will join me in congratulating John and Warren on this prestigious National Award. We are truly proud of you both.