Prince Harry spends night in ultra-cold chamber to prep for South Pole
Britain's Prince Harry wipes his eye after a cold chamber training exercise with the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 British team at Nuneaton, central England, Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013. (AP / Darren Staples)
Published Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:31AM EDT
LONDON -- Prince Harry has spent the night in a giant freezer to simulate the conditions he will face when he treks to the South Pole in November.
The 29-year-old royal, who will race with a team of injured British servicemen and women against groups from the United States and the Commonwealth, spent around 20 hours in a cold chamber where he was subjected to temperatures of -35 Celsius , with wind speeds of 45 miles per hour.
Alongside four teammates -- all amputees who lost limbs after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan -- Harry tested the clothing he will wear on the320-kilometre expedition and learned how to avoid frostbite.
When asked Tuesday what the worst part of his overnight experience was, Harry joked: "Going in."