Prince Harry Joins Race to the South Pole
In 2011, Prince Harry was forced to abandon a North Pole expedition to catch his brother’s wedding in London. However, the experience appears to have whetted the prince’s appetite for cold-weather adventures. In November, Prince Harry will join one of three teams racing in the South Pole Allied Challenge 2013.
The teams will go head-to-head as they ski 208 miles to the southernmost point on the planet. The prince will join teammates from the U.K. and race against a group from the United States and one from the Commonwealth nations of Australia and Canada. On their way, teams will battle high winds, whiteout conditions and temperatures below -30°F.
The race will start in late November and should take 16 days to complete. Officials expect the competition to wrap up around December 17.
Through the competition, the prince and his teammates will raise funds and awareness for Walking with the Wounded, an organization that supports men and women who were injured while serving their country. Prince Harry has served as the foundation’s patron for several years.