Prince Harry gears up for Antarctica trek

Prince Harry gears up for Antarctica trek

November 14th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Britain's Prince Harry, center, stands with his teammates single leg amputee Kate Philp, left, and double leg amputee Duncan Slater as they wait to be called on stage for the "Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge" departure event in Trafalgar Square, London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

LONDON - Britain's Prince Harry has praised the courage of wounded servicemen and women who are gearing up for a race across Antarctica to the South Pole.

Harry will join a team of four injured British soldiers in the 200-mile (320-kilometer) Walking With the Wounded charity trek.

Three days ahead of the team's departure from Britain, Harry appeared in London's Trafalgar Square on Thursday with members of the three teams -- from Britain, the U.S. and the Commonwealth -- and spoke of the courage on display going into the challenge.

He said the men and women alongside him "have achieved so much just to get here."

The 29-year-old prince said the trek will prove that even after suffering traumatic events like losing limbs, "you can achieve pretty much anything."