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Eerie Everest for walking wounded

An injured soldier has been recalling the perils of climbing the world’s highest peak after visiting a memorial site for those who have lost their lives on Everest ahead of his mammoth endeavour next month.

A member of the Walking With the Wounded expedition team, Captain David Wiseman is one of the five injured soldiers hoping to reach the 8,848m peak in May.

Capt Wiseman (29), a father-of-two, said: “At the top of the climb we got to these really eerie memorials. People have put some plaques up of people who have lost their lives on Everest - and there are a lot of plaques there.”

“It really brings it home that this mountain, it takes a lot of people’s lives. We’re not messing around on this mountain,” he said in the News Letter.

Belfast Telegraph