Prince Harry To Trek To South Pole With 'Walking With The Wounded' Charity

Category: Media & Culture / Apr 20, 2013 4:45PM EDT
Prince Harry, Britain's third in line to the throne, will take part in a race to the South Pole alongside wounded British servicemen and women, he announced on Friday. The 208-mile (335-km) trek to the South Pole will see Britain's Royal compete against teams from the United States and Commonwealth countries. "As a member of the British team, I will have a brew (tea) on ready for you when you join us at the Pole," he said in a speech, referring to participants from other countries. All the team members suffer from either physical or cognitive injuries received in the line of duty. The expedition will last for four weeks in November and December 2013. The teams will trek between 15 and 20kms a day and endure temperatures as low as minus 45 degrees Celcius and 50 mile an hour winds. They will pull arctic sleds each weighing more than 150 lbs. Walking With The Wounded aims to show injured soldiers that there is life after their injuries and to raise money for the charity to help wounded troops find civilian work. In 2011 Prince Harry joined the Walking With The Wounded team for four days in a trek to the North Pole. Video Source: Reuters