Harry called a giant freezer home today as he prepared for his trip to the South Pole. On Sept. 17, MSN reported that Prince Harry and four "teammates" spent 20 hours in a freezer that got as cold as negative 31 Fahrenheit with wind speeds of 45 miles per hour. So, why is Harry going to the South Pole? The young Prince is actually participating in a 15-day expedition with amputees (who lost limbs after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan).
"The 29-year-old royal... will race with a team of injured British servicemen and women against groups from the United States and the Commonwealth," MSN reported. Sounds fun, right?
Harry slept in the giant freezer -- he also trained while inside, preparing for things such as frostbite by testing special clothing and learning some techniques to help him survive the brutal weather conditions he will undoubtedly face. When asked about the worst part of his chilly experience, Prince Harry said that "going in" was pretty bad!
Prince Harry and his team will trek 9 to 12 miles a day for 15 days. They will face extreme weather conditions as they compete against other teams to earn the top honor. According to the report, "True Blood" actor Alexander Skarsgard will also be taking part in this event.
Harry's giant freezer simulation will hopefully help him and his team get through the tough but rewarding "Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013."
© Effie Orfanides 2013