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Prince Harry joins four wounded soldiers who served in Afghanistan on a trek to the North Pole.
Premiered: February 25, 2012
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After weather delays the team arrive on the ice cap, dropped by helicopter 160 miles from the geographic North Pole. In temperatures that can dip below -60 degrees they must navigate massive pressure ridges, boulder fields and open water leads, pulling everything they need behind them in 200 pound 'pulks', or sleds.
Narrated by John Hurt, the documentary follows the team in a year of training and planning that ends deep in the Arctic Circle, where Prince Harry joins his fellow servicemen in their final preparations for an expedition that would challenge an able-bodied explorer, let alone those severely wounded on active service in Afghanistan.
Prince Harry joins four soldiers wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan on an ambitious charity trek to the North Pole. Captain Martin Hewitt (29), Captain Guy Disney (28), Sergeant Steve Young (28) and Private Jaco Van Gass (26) have all suffered debilitating life changing injuries, including the loss of limbs, during active service. They decided to trek to the North Pole for the charity Walking with the Wounded and raise money for fellow service men and women returning injured from the front line.
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- Premiered: February 25, 2012
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Prince Harry joins four wounded soldiers who served in Afghanistan on a trek to the North Pole. (more)