Caption: We've done it! A still smiling Pippa Middleton takes a well-deserved break after making it to the summit
It is an exhilarating, if nerve-racking, achievement.
Yet for Pippa Middleton – pictured here on the summit of the Matterhorn, having conquered its fabled 14,691ft peak shortly after daybreak yesterday – it is an adventure tinged with sadness, too.
The 32-year-old made the climb in honour of the younger brother of her fiance James Matthews, whose life was lost when a Himalayan storm engulfed his assault on Everest in 1999.
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