Prince Harry To Join A Trek To The North Pole

March 28th, 2011 // Leave a Comment

Prince Harry is joining the Walking With The Wounded team, a organization created to raise money for injured British soldiers, on a journey to the North Pole.   Harry will arrive for training in northern Norway before starting the trek with four wounded soldiers and a few guides on Friday.  He will have to leave the team on April 5th to head back to England for military training.

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Experts give them a 40-60% chance of success in reaching the North Pole, according to U.K.’s GQ.  The May cover features the young prince, with proceeds from each mag sale going to the cause.  Harry told GQ,

“This extraordinary expedition will raise awareness of the debt that this country owes to those it sends off to fight – only for them to return wounded and scarred, physically and emotionally. The debt extends beyond immediate medical care and short-term rehabilitation. These men and women have given so much. We must recognise their sacrifice, be thankful, so far as we can ever repay them for it.”

Prince Harry and Walking With The Wounded aim to raise over 2 million pounds (about $3.2 million) for disabled soldiers.  Harry and his brother William are actively involved in many charities, and this particular cause is close to Harry’s heart.  Having served briefly in Afghanistan, Harry is now training to be a helicopter pilot with the Army Air Corps.

By Kelly Lynch
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