Kate Middleton has always been known for her love of sports. From a young age she played tennis and other physical activities and, having become a member of the British royal family, did not abandon her hobbies. But it turns out that even before marrying Prince William, Kate was noted for a great sporting achievement – she conquered the highest peak in the Alps – Mont Blanc. The younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, spoke about this.
My dream was to take part in a sports competition or an epic adventure with my own children, as I was fortunate enough to experience myself in my childhood. My parents inspired me to love hiking in the mountains, and both joined me and my brother in our first stop at the house in the mountains when we climbed Mont Blanc (my father climbed the mountain with my sister a few years ago), said 37 -year-old Pippa on the sports shoe brand blog.
It is not known exactly when Kate became successful in mountaineering, but it was definitely even before the wedding with William, since Pippa, along with his brother James, repeated the achievement of their older sister in 2008.
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe. It reaches an altitude of 4,810 meters above sea level. Guided hikes to its summit can take anywhere from two to seven days, depending on the route.
Kate Middleton never talked about her hobby for mountaineering, but she loves to relax in the mountains. The Duchess is fond of skiing, and the first time her romance with William became known when they were filmed in the Swiss ski resort of Klosters in 2004. In 2016, the couple took their older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on their first ski vacation to Courchevel in the French Alps.