Prince Harry’s charity race to the South Pole won’t actually be a race

December 8, 2013

Prince Harry (R) of Team UK and Heath Jamieson of Team Commonwealth during the South Pole Allied Challenge expedition. (EPA/WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED)

Prince Harry’s charity trek to the South Pole just got slightly less dramatic. Originally, the plan was for three teams in the Antarctic to race each other  — but due to an especially tough terrain, officials decided the grueling trip will just be a friendly journey among adventurers, reports AP. Harry and the rest of the teams (which includes injured soldiers, along with actors Dominic West and Alexander Skarsgard) will continue the 200-mile Walking with the Wounded South Pole Challenge and hopefully finish within the week, the expedition director said.

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