Connect with us

news feed

Prince Harry launches Oman trek for ex-service personnel charity


The Royal Family

Prince Harry launches Oman trek for ex-service personnel charity

Image copyright Getty Images A 250-mile (400 km) fundraising desert trek by wounded ex-service personnel has been launched by Prince Harry.The Walk of Oman will see a team tow a provisions cart weighing 660lb (300kg) across the dunes of the Empty Quarter.The Duke of Sussex has been a patron of organising charity Walking with the…

Prince Harry launches Oman trek for ex-service personnel charity

Prince HarryImage copyright
Getty Images

A 250-mile (400 km) fundraising desert trek by wounded ex-service personnel has been launched by Prince Harry.

The Walk of Oman will see a team tow a provisions cart weighing 660lb (300kg) across the dunes of the Empty Quarter.

The Duke of Sussex has been a patron of organising charity Walking with the Wounded since it was founded in 2010.

He accompanied previous walks to the North and South Poles and in the UK but it is not yet known if he will join the three-week trek in November.

The charity supports former members of the British armed forces to regain independence through employment.

The latest event – being run in partnership with the Omani armed forces – has been inspired by journeys made by the British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger across the Arabian Peninsula in the 1940s.

A support team will follow the expedition, which will walk about 12 miles (20km) a day in temperatures as high as 35C.

Real Life. Real News. Real Voices

Help us tell more of the stories that matter

Become a founding member

Prince Harry said: “At the end of this year, a year that has seen unprecedented global challenges, a group of veterans will be tackling a challenge unlike anything they’ve faced before.

“Facing searing temperatures and pulling a cart that weighs more than three times their own body weight, these veterans will need to summon incredible physical and mental strength.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now based in California, having stepped back as senior royals at the end of March.

Prince Harry also founded the Invictus Games for injured service personnel and veterans in 2014.

Subscribe to the newsletter news

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Top Stories

To Top
%d bloggers like this: