This morning, the Walking With The Wounded Everest 2012 Expedition Summit Team received an inspiring message of support from our Expedition Patron, Prince Harry.
“A year and a half ago I stood alongside Ed Parker, Simon Daglish and the guys for the launch of the North Pole expedition. Walking With The Wounded has come a long way in the past year and now is 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. Having made it to the top of the world, Walking With The Wounded now plans to make it to…the top of the world. Mount Everest – a name to instil fear in the hearts of seasoned mountaineers.
“Not so for this new crop of soldiers, equipped with odd numbers of arms and legs, but staggering determination. Their courage defies words. But this is not just about the men you see before you. It’s about the future for many more. The 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 employment. The premise is quite simple: a job equals security.
“They have given their all for our security. Security is the very least we as a Nation, owe them.”
We are extremely grateful to Prince Harry for his ongoing support, which will give the team extra courage and inspiration, as they depart today on their mission to climb the world’s highest mountain.