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Everest mission abandoned

A team of injured soldiers, including one veteran from Tadcaster, attempting to

climb Mount Everest has been forced to halt the challenge because of safety fears.

A Walking With The Wounded spokesman said unseasonably warm conditions meant that it was not safe for the group to continue, with an increased number of avalanches and falling ice hampering their efforts.

We spoke via an internet link to Captain David Wiseman, 29, from Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, who was taking part.