After an IED hit their humvee, four soldiers suffered life-changing injuries ranging from amputations to blindness. Together they pledged to take the South Pole Allied Challenge and plan to trek 20 miles a day in frigid temperatures. Norah O’Donnell o CBS Morning News reports.
Prince Harry, who will be participating in the trek to the South Pole had this to say:
“The vision behind Walking With The Wounded – to reintegrate wounded servicemen and women successfully into civilian life – recognises the unquenchable spirit and drive of those young people. It aims to harness their determination and energy, whilst adjusting their mindset to face the numerous challenges that lie ahead. The adventures exemplify the tenacity and remarkable courage of those who serve in uniform”
– HRH Prince Henry of Wales, Expedition Patron, speaking in Feb 2012
Three teams of wounded soldiers from The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth will tackle the inhospitable Antarctic, overcoming the savage conditions and their own injuries as they race to reach the South Pole as part of the highest profile modern day expedition.