On Friday, April 19, Walking With The Wounded Expedition Patron Prince Harry will announce the members of the South Pole Allied Challenge Expedition. The live international broadcast, which will take place at 1500 British Summer Time/1400 Central European Time, will be aired on the Walking With The Wounded YouTube Channel.
In the broadcast, Prince Harry will officially unveil the teams of wounded service personnel who will race across Antarctica later this year. The announcement will be made at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, central London.
Uniting wounded soldiers from three continents
The launch event will be broadcast live on YouTube, thanks to the support of Arqiva, expedition partner and world leader in communications infrastructure and media services. The live feed will be viewed worldwide, linking in the Walking With The Wounded partnering organizations – Soldier On in Australia, Soldiers to Summits in the US and Soldier On in Canada.
The Walking With The Wounded YouTube channel will host the live broadcast from 15:00 BST (British Summer Time) on Friday 19th April 2013.
The race is on!
Excitement is building ahead of the South Pole Allied Challenge, where three teams of wounded from four countries will race against each other. The launch on Friday April 19th will mark the official start of the expedition build up, as the three teams prepare to depart from the UK in November later this year.
The two-week cold weather training and final selection trip to Iceland in early March ensured that the six squad members in each team undertook the vital medical examinations and challenge preparation.
Team members were selected for the South Pole trip following a rigorous process of detailed analysis from all Walking With The Wounded management staff, as well as medical feedback from the Walking With The Wounded expedition doctor and psychologist, and the three polar guides of the expedition.
Madshus is proud to be one of the expedition sponsors, supplying skis, boots and other essential expedition equipment to the teams.