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Prince Harry and Walking with the Wounded's Arctic Expedition to the North Pole

The flight from Spitzbergen was due to carry Prince Harry and the Walking with the Wounded team to a temporary runway at Barneo Ice Field in the Arctic on Friday 1st April 2011.  From, there the team's intrepid 200 mile walk to the North Pole would begin .  Gale force winds at the landing strip meant that the runway wasn't ready in time though, so the flight to Barneo was delayed until Monday 4th April.  Even a Prince has to wait for the Arctic weather to calm down!

Prince Harry's Arctic Training in Spitzbergen with Walking With the Wounded

During the days in Spitzbergen, Norway, Prince Harry and the Walking with the Wounded team practised arctic essentials like setting up tents to form a camp in the biting arctic weather, ski-ing mountains and racing snow mobiles whilst training for the Arctic expedition, whereby Prince Harry would join the Walking with the Wounded team of injured servicemen at the start of their 200 mile expedition to the North Pole.  Dragging a sled full of equipment behind him and with a rifle slung over his back, Prince Harry and the Walking with the Wounded team were accompained by a husky who could act as a lookout and alarm everyone if any polar bears came in sight,  

Prince Harry Joins Injured Soldiers in Arctic Trek toward North Pole

Earlier this month, on Friday 8th April 2011, Prince Harry returned from a chilling but thriliing few days in the icy Arctic.

The prince's big arctic adventure started on Tuesday 29th March when he landed at Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen.  Located  between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Spitszbergen is the largest island in Norway and is the Western island of the Svalbard group of islands.

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