Prince Harry will walk 335km in the South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 with soldiers who have life-threatening injuries in his new ITV show Harry’s South Pole Heroes.
During the two one-hour episodes, we’ll see the Prince endure the chilly conditions of the Antarctic, plus hear heartfelt stories from wounded servicemen and women from around the globe.
Prince Harry said: “…these men and women have given their all in the cause of freedom, in our cause, and that they should once again step into the breach, this time facing down the extreme physical and mental challenges of trekking to the South Pole, just underlines their remarkable qualities.”
British serviceman Duncan Slater will tackle the trek after undergoing a double leg amputation, Ibrar Ali MC will do the challenge as an arm amputee and Kate Philp – the first British woman to suffer the loss of a limb on the frontline – will also take on some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth.
MD Melanie Leach, from the show’s production company Twofour, said: “It’s a privilege to work alongside Prince Harry and Walking With The Wounded on this, their third incredible challenge. The teams’ bravery, ambition and outright determination to be the first to reach the pole guarantees this will be a unique and compelling series.”
The hikers are already in training for their epic adventure, and are expected to arrive in Antarctica in November.
Harry’s South Pole Heroes will air in 2014.