Soldiers fighting on the frontline in Afghanistan are hoping to play the highest rugby match on Earth when they trek to Everest base camp.
The servicemen from the Household Cavalry have recently deployed to Helmand province where duties include tracking high-risk insurgents and targeting Taliban weapons caches.
But on their return to the UK in September training will begin in earnest as they plan a charity trek to Everest base camp, at an altitude of 5,164 metres, where they will take on Aviva Premiership side Harlequins in a bid to break a world record.
They will have to carry their own kit, balls and posts and then clear a dried up lake bed to create their pitch.
The team are aiming to raise £250,000 for the Household Cavalry Foundation, Combat Stress and the RFU Injured Players Foundation.
They plan to begin the trek in March and, depending on conditions, the match of touch sevens should take place in Gorakshep in April.
Capt Wilmot said sponsors were needed to support the mission, with companies being invited to display their logos by the side of the pitch, on team clothing and online.
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