Cover image: Andy Reid received an MBE in November 2019 (Picture: PA).
Veterans

Injured Afghanistan Veteran Postpones Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

The ex-Yorkshire Regiment member had planned to make the ascent at the end of the year but has postponed it due to travel restrictions.

Cover image: Andy Reid received an MBE in November 2019 (Picture: PA).

A triple amputee Army veteran has had to postpone his attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro due to Tanzania being on the coronavirus red list for re-entry into the UK.

Andy Reid, who served as a Corporal with 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, was set to take on the mountain in east Africa at the end of the year.

The veteran is now hoping to climb Kilimanjaro in March 2022.

The challenge is raising money for Mr Reid's charity, The Standing Tall Foundation, which aims to support young carers, the vulnerable and care leavers.

Mr Reid was told he would never walk again after standing on an improvised explosive device whilst on patrol in Afghanistan in October 2009.

As a result of the explosion, he lost his right leg below the knee, left leg above the knee and his right arm.

Mr Reid, who has been training for the climb every day on his hand bike, said he is disappointed to have moved the date of the climb but that it is the right thing to do.

Cover image: Andy Reid received an MBE in November 2019 (Picture: PA).