About Mark Sutton

James Bond parachuting into the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics ranks alongside Mo and Jess on Super Saturday and the Lightening Bolt as iconic images of an incredible event. Mark Sutton was the incredibly brave and talented man who amazed millions under a parachute that summer evening. Tragically, little over a year later, Mark was killed in a wing-suiting accident near Chamonix. 
 
Mark led a varied an active life. An inspirational leader, he won the Sword of Honour from Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Gurkhas before starting a successful second career in the City. He had a love of the outdoors: mountain biking, playing rugby, skiing, canoeing and parachuting. And he was a loyal and loving friend, brother and son. 
 
Mark was always up for a challenge - the harder the better. And he was a great supporter of the hardy, loyal and ever-smiling Gurkhas and the people of Nepal, a land he loved. He would have loved the idea of Voltrek1000: a tough physical challenge with a bunch of his friends for an outstanding and deserving cause. He would certainly have been leading the way.