Kate Middleton’s little sister Pippa Middleton is all out to impress her would-be in-laws it appears. The 32-year-old added another feather to her cap by scaling Matterhorn with her younger brother James by her side.
The brother-sister duo scaled the mountain in Switzerland in memory of Pippa’s fiance’s brother Michael Matthews. The Michael Matthews Foundation was established by his family following his death on an expedition to Mount Everest, People reports.
The foundation builds schools in remote areas around the world including Thailand, Nepal and Tanzania. Pippa Middleton and her brother James were in Zermatt a few days before the climb to acclimatize themselves.
However, Pippa’s fans questioned the fact why the brunette was trying her best to impress her in-laws with a dangerous gesture, Celebrity Dirty Laundry reports. Pippa Middleton is engaged to marry James Matthews her fiancé in 2017.
Meanwhile, her fiancé James was not there with her for the challenging expedition. “Although neither I nor my brother ever met Michael, we both share his spirit and passion for the mountains,” Pippa said in a statement.
She added that they claimed the mountain to honor the memory of Michael. She said that James was not there because of his “disturbing memories.”
The extreme sports enthusiast said that if James would have been there with her it would be great. But, she added that he nervous of seeing his bride-to-be climbing the Matterhorn.
Pippa Middleton also had a word or two for her younger brother James who was her partner in the mountain-climbing expedition. She said that both worked well as a team.
Meanwhile, James Matthews who stalked Pippa Middleton for 10 years is allegedly got involved in a fraud investigation.
The 40-year-old used his Eden Rock Capital Management fund to invest 38 ($50) million pounds in controversial financier Greg King’s Heather Capital, Daily Record reports. The latter is collapsed and is in the middle of a 90 ($118) million pounds fraud investigation.