The Duke of Sussex has launched Walking with the Wounded’s 248-mile (400km) walk across Oman, aimed at showing the resilience and determination of wounded ex-Armed Forces personnel.
Prince Harry said he is proud to give his support to those on the expedition, which will see participants trekking around 13 miles a day, in homage to the travels of intrepid writer Wilfred Thesiger across the Arabian Peninsula in the 1940s.
Prince Harry, the expedition patron, 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.”
Participants, all of which have physical or cognitive injuries, will face regular temperatures of around 35C whilst pulling a 660lbs (300kg) cart across one of the most unforgiving regions on the planet. “I am proud once again to support them and support the veterans whose courage, determination and resilience is a credit to all of us who have served," the Duke of Sussex added.
“To the men and women selected for this team, good luck. I know people all over the world will be cheering you on.”
The planned trip will start on 20 November and end on 11 December, with selection announcements being made over the next couple of months.
Cover image: Prince Harry (MOD).