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PRINCE HARRY: Everest challenge team

15/02/2012 by Alan Cole in the UK

Prince Harry patron charity preparing for Everest summit...

An altitude chasing charity expedition by five wounded soldiers is getting ready to embark on its Everest challenge...



By June the five ex-service men who have all experienced severe injuries whilst on duty aim to be literally top of the world...

The team of Mount Everest charity challengers are Captain Martin Hewitt, Private Jaco Van Gass, Captain David Wiseman, Private Karl Hinett and Doctor Francis Atkinson who are all raising funds for the charity Walking with the Wounded.

The expedition, which counts Prince Harry as its patron, promises to be a fantastic achievement and aims to build on the charity's previous impressive fundraising challenges...

Last October a Walking with the Wounded team tackled the world's 8th highest mountain, Manaslu, in the Himalayas. The charity's previous expeditions also include 2011's successful polar challenge which saw a team of war-wounded amputees reach the North Pole.

The ex-service persons' charity is now looking forward to their Mount Everest 2012 Expedition which will see the team of five wounded soldiers aim to climb 8,848 metres...

The team of five wounded soldiers have experienced severe injuries. Captain Martin Hewitt received two gun-shots through the right shoulder making his right arm paralysed. Private Jaco Van Gass was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade which led to the loss of his left arm.

The team who have been training in the Alps including a successful summit of Grand Paradiso in Italy, attempt to reach Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, starting their challenge in May...

The charity Walking with the Wounded aims to raise awareness about the serious injuries and disabilities that the military endure. It plans significant expedition challenges to show that disabled and injured ex-service people can and do lead fulfilling lives contributing to society. The charity supports organisations that help injured servicemen and women to rebuild their lives, and especially projects which help the wounded reintegrate and retrain for civilian life.

These include Skill Force, an education charity which trains ex wounded servicemen and women to mentor in schools, encouraging participation in full-time education, and also the Poppy Factory that funds back to work programmes for the wounded and disabled...

The charity has already received significant support from the public but boosted its coffers more this week courtesy of a charity sale from sponsor Glenfiddich, that saw a rare reserve Scotch Whiskey sell for £44,000 at auction in London...

The charity also received a lift in the last week when expedition patron Prince Harry officially launched the Everest 2012 challenge...


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