Prince Harry to climb Everest

Published: 17th January, 2011
Britain’s Prince Harry is preparing to climb Mt Everest this spring. The third-in-line to British throne will arrive Nepal in May to raise money for ‘Walking with the Wounded’ – a charity for wounded soldiers. Mollie Hughes, the 21-year-old mountaineer who plans to become the youngest British woman to climb Everest when she makes her own ascent with Kenton Cool in May, has confirmed that the prince will be going up to the summit of the tallest peak in the world. The 27-year-old prince had hinted about scaling the world's highest mountain in May, 2011 at the end of his trek to the North Pole last year to raise money for 'Walking with the Wounded'. Prince Harry’s Everest bid is expected to get massive coverage in host of international media, which will give a much needed boost to Nepal’s tourism industry.