Prince Harry touches down in Antarctica to start polar trek

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has finally begun his Antarctic adventure, touching down at the starting line of his charity trek to the South Pole.

The gruelling race the Prince has spent weeks preparing for, including an overnight stay in a giant fridge, was delayed by 48 due to bad weather.

The Prince flew in to Cape Town on Sunday for the final stage of preparation.

Sky News reports the 29-year-old royal has arrived in the South Pole and along with his group of injured servicemen and women and two other competing teams, has been given the go-ahead to commence the 16-day trek.

Harry is patron of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, and will race more than 330km to the finish line to raise funds for military charities.

The Prince is well-prepared for the 16-day trek, having undergone special training with his team to equip himself for the gruelling conditions.

Once the group is acclimatised to the icy temperatures and altitude, they will commence the challenging race on November 29.

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