Last year, Walking With The Wounded inspired people from all backgrounds, by taking four wounded servicemen to the Geographic North Pole. This year, the charity have set their sights even higher: to take five wounded servicemen to the 8,848m summit of Mount Everest.
Climbing Everest is one of the world’s toughest challenges. To succeed, the climbers will have to overcome precipitous falls, hurricane force winds and treacherous snow-covered crevasses; their bodies will have to cope with chronic altitude sickness, immense fatigue and bitter cold.
In this video, voiced by British acting legend Brian Blessed, we get an intimate insight into what these remarkable men and women go through every day. We also have an exclusive look what they really have to cope with on the world’s highest mountain: talking about 300m-deep crevasses is one thing, but seeing a soldier cross one via a precarious ladder, with just one functional arm, really brings the immensity of the task home.
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