Prince Harry to Climb Mt. Everest for Charity
The partying prince, the spare heir, the rugged royal…Prince Harry is known as a lot of things, but these days he’s also building up quite a reputation as a charitable adventurer.
Last year, Harry trekked to the North Pole on an expedition for Walking With the Wounded. The Prince, a patron of the organization, is now hoping to climb Mt. Everest with the same organization, assuming his military duties don’t get in the way.
Although he hopes to undertake the adventure in late spring, he may have some commitments standing in his way. According to EOnline, his army service, his first solo tour and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee may prevent him from training properly for the climb.
But his fellow adventurers say that he’s game. Mollie Hughes, a 21-year-old climber set to become the youngest British woman ever to reach the top, says the prince will be joining the group — at least part of the way.
“He won’t be doing the full climb, as it will take a long time and it requires rigorous training, so I think he’ll be joining at base camp,” she said.
Here’s hoping it all works out, and he gives Kate Middleton a run for her charitable money!