Prince Harry supports Everest expedition
15 February 2012, 13:36
London - Britain's Prince Harry is to support a group of injured servicemen as they attempt to climb Mount Everest.
27-year-old royal - who has not yet revealed whether he will be able to
join the trekkers on their mission - is backing the expedition in his
capacity as patron of the Walking with the Wounded charity.
at the launch of the mission, Harry said: "Walking With The Wounded has
become a household name. It has changed from being a one-off expedition
into a fully-fledged charity.
"It now blazes the trail in showing wounded servicemen and women that hope remains."
'Job equals security'
it is thought Harry's military commitments could prevent the prince
from joining the servicemen on the Everest expedition, he is determined
to support them all the way.
He added: "It's not just about the men that you see before you. It's about the future of so many more.
expedition to the Himalayas, of which I am so proud to be patron, is
raising money to train and educate those with physical and cognitive
injuries suffered in war to manage their transition into civilian
"The concept is quite simple - a job equals security.
They have given their all for our security, security is the very least
as a nation that we owe them."
In 2011, Prince Harry joined the
Walking with the Wounded expedition team as they became the first team
of unsupported amputees to reach the Geographic North Pole.