Prince Harry emerged from a giant freezer today (Tuesday) in Warwickshire, England after a night spent in frigid temperatures to simulate the grueling conditions he will face when he treks to the South Pole this winter. The 29-year-old, who will race with a team of injured British servicemen and women against United States and Commonwealth groups, was subjected to ambient temperatures of minus 35C (-31 F), with wind speeds of 45mph, Clarence House confirmed in a statement.
Prince Harry, Patron of the Walking With The Wounded charity, joked that it was a cold night's sleep. When asked what was the worst part, he said: "Going in." He spent around 20 hours in the cold chamber at Mira in Nuneaton where cars and military vehicles are put through their paces.
Alongside his four teammates - all of whom have amputated limbs after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan - Prince Harry practiced with the clothing he will wear on the 200-mile expedition and learned how to avoid frost-nip and frost-bite in the inhospitable climate in Antarctica.