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Prince Harry, trek teams reach the South Pole

Sunday - 12/15/2013, 1:16pm  ET

This image, made available by Walking with the Wounded shows Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Ivan, touch the pole, as they and their fellow adventurers reach the South Pole, as part of their Walking With The Wounded charity trek, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. After more than three weeks pulling sleds across the frozen wastes of Antarctica the group stood at the bottom of the world at midday. (AP Photo/Walking with the Wounded, Victoria Nicholson) MANDATORY CREDIT NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

LONDON (AP) -- Prince Harry and his fellow adventurers have made it to the South Pole.

Harry, 29, is a member of one of three teams involving injured soldiers that set out two weeks ago on the 200-mile (320-kilometer) Walking with the Wounded South Pole Challenge.

The charity said Friday that the teams arrived at the South Pole at 13:25 GMT (8:25 a.m. EST).

The challenge was initially a race but organizers suspended the competitive element last week due to harsh conditions.

Actors Dominic West and Alexander Skarsgard also were on the trek with teams from Britain, the Commonwealth and the U.S.

Harry, an army Apache helicopter pilot who has served in Afghanistan, spent several days in 2011 trekking with wounded servicemen on a similar expedition to the North Pole.


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