by Matthew Scott

Prince Harry is joining Walking with the Wounded as part of the 2013 South Pole Allied Challenge, an event aimed at raising funds and awareness to re-train and re-educate wounded servicemen and women. The teams of consist of armed forces personnel from Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom, and The United States who have each suffered physical and cognitive injuries on the battlefield. Each team will each travel nearly 350 kilometers over four weeks in November to the South Pole, with each member carrying a 70 kilogram sled in temperatures as low as -45C. At the recent press conference where he announced his intent to join the British team, Prince Harry was quoted as saying “As a member of the British team, I will have a brew (tea) on ready for you when you join us at the Pole.”

For more information on the teams, who they consist of, and how you can help, visit the official site of the 2013 South Pole Allied Challenge. [link]

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Prince Harry and Walking with the Wounded to Compete in Antarctic Challenge

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore