Prince Harry, wounded veterans set to reach South Pole
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Prince Harry and a team of injured troops from the United States, Canada and Australia were set to reach the South Pole on Friday after a 200 mile (320km) trek.
The expedition was initially conceived as a race but it was abandoned due to concerns about the safety of the participants, some of whom lost limbs fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The teams decided to continue their trek, however, dragging 70kg sleds through the bitter cold and high winds to the globe's most southerly point.
Prince Harry, 29, who serves as an army helicopter pilot, joked that the expedition now looked set to be completed on Friday 13th, which was "unlucky for some, lucky for us".