British and Argentine Falklands Veterans are uniting to scale Mont Blanc
Former soldiers from the Argentine forces, Gurkhas, Welsh Guards, Royal Engineers, SAS, and the Royal Marines will attempt to scale Mont Blanc in an “act of reconciliation” to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict.
The six-day mission to climb the 15,774ft mountain will be led by former Welsh Guardsman Will Kevans in an effort to raise funds for Blesma.
Will said: "In the spirit of brotherhood, this is an opportunity to climb with fellow veterans, to share stories with our former adversaries and to honour the memory of those we all carry with us."
This year marked four decades since the end of the undeclared war, which lasted for 10 weeks from April 2 until June 14, 1982, after Argentina invaded the British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic,
Ending with an Argentine surrender, the conflict claimed the lives of 225 British servicemen, 649 Argentine military personnel, and three civilians.
The expedition will begin on September 11.
To donate, please visit Blesma, The Limbless Veterans: MONT BLANC FALKLANDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CLIMB 2022 (enthuse.com)