Pippa Middleton – younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, writer, party planner and proud owner of a *very* enviable bottom – can now add mountain climber to her list of achievements.
The 32-year-old scaled Matterhorn yesterday in a touching tribute to her fiancé James Matthews’ brother, Michael Matthews, who lost his life while climbing Everest in 1999.
Matterhorn is located in Switzerland and at 14 691ft, climbing it is no easy feat. Middleton conquered the summit with the hope of raising money for a charity set up in Michael’s name. She was joined by her brother James.
“It was humbling to have been able to climb one of the world’s most beautiful mountains and raise money for a charity created in memory of an extraordinary young man who lost his life on another peak,” she said.
“Although I have raised money in the past for the Michael Matthews Foundation, it has now become even more important to me and my family.
“Although neither I nor my brother ever met Michael, we both share his spirit and passion for the mountains. We made this climb knowing he would have been there nudging us on, and we are honoured to be supporting his memory.”
We’re right behind you Pippa!