Pippa's snow trek raises 5kPA


Pippa Middleton has revealed that she raised £12,000 for charity when she and her brother James took part in a cross-country ski challenge in Sweden earlier this month.

The Daily Mail reports that Pippa sent an email to her friends after completing the challenge in seven hours, 13 minutes and 36 seconds, coming in 412th place out of 15,800 racers.

She wrote: "We made it! James and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your incredible support for our cross-country ski challenge in Sweden.

"We are truly grateful and appreciate the kindness and generosity you have all shown.

"It was one of the best sporting adventures we have both participated in and we couldn't have enjoyed it more."

James Middleton finished 26 minutes ahead of Pippa in the 56-mile marathon across the Swedish mountains.

They were raising money for Magic Breakfast, a small charity that provides free breakfasts to needy children.

Pippa also explained that it was their own hearty breakfast of porridge that helped them to make it to the finish line.

She said: "Incidentally, it was porridge that morning at 6am that helped us make it to the finish line so we couldn't be bigger dans of a hearty breakfast!"

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