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Prince Harry slept at -35C temp without getting cold feet

by FFE Entertainment News staff

Prince Harry spent 20 hours in a cold chamber on Tuesday to prepare for a charity race to the South Pole. The prince and his team were subjected to temperatures of -35C (-31F) and wind speeds of 45mph, simulating conditions in the South Pole.


Prince Harry and his team in below-freezing condition. Photo source: Darren Staples

The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge is set this fall and will pit teams from Britain and the United States in a 15-day race some 208 miles in Antarctica.

The 29-year-old British royal is set to lead a team representing Walking with the Wounded – a charity organisation that helps fund wounded servicemen and women who have left the Armed Forces. Among his team are former British army personnel who have served in Afghanistan.

Dominic West of “The Wire” joins the British team, while Alexander Skarsgard of “True Blood” will compete in the American team.

In an interview last April, the prince said “These men and women have given their all in the cause of freedom. That they should once again step into the breach, this time facing down the extreme mental and physical challenges of trekking to the South Pole just underlines their remarkable qualities. Toughness of mind; an unquenchable spirit that refuses to say ‘I am beaten’.”

When asked what was the most difficult part of the simulation, Harry said “Going in.”

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