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Prince Harry home from Arctic trek. Updated: Prince Harry has returned to Britain from the North Pole following successful efforts to mend the runway. The Prince was on a trekking expedition with four disabled servicemen across the Arctic to raise money for charity organisation Walking with the Wounded, and was due to return home yesterday. Bad weather severely damaged the runway at Borneo Ice Airfield, situated approximately 320 kilometres from the North Pole, stranding the Prince and his team. However, the situation improved significantly, and the Prince was able to travel home.

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Prince Harry home from Arctic trek

Published on Friday, 8th April, 2011 at 10:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 8th April 2011 at 22:02.

Updated: Prince Harry has returned to Britain from the North Pole following successful efforts to mend the runway.

Prince Harry talks to team leader Inge Solheim
Prince Harry talks to team leader Inge Solheim
Photo: David Cheskin/WPA Pool/Getty Images


The Prince was on a trekking expedition with four disabled servicemen across the Arctic to raise money for charity organisation Walking with the Wounded, and was due to return home yesterday.

Bad weather severely damaged the runway at Borneo Ice Airfield, situated approximately 320 kilometres from the North Pole, stranding the Prince and his team. However, the situation improved significantly, and the Prince was able to travel home.

“The plane bound for the Borneo and is due to take off, meaning the runway has been sufficiently repaired,” Ole Rambech, head of Svalbard Airport, told The Foreigner earlier today.

Prince Harry joined the expedition, comprising the four permanently injured soldiers, two expedition leaders and a Norwegian polar guide, at its Longyearbyen base camp on 29th March.

Participants have to pull their own equipment on sleds weighing more than 100 kilos across 200 nautical miles of frozen Arctic Ocean. Temperatures can drop to minus 60C.

Prince Harry and his team hope to raise two million pounds for the organisation that helps wounded soldiers rebuild their lives. He is its patron.



Published on Friday, 8th April, 2011 at 10:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 8th April 2011 at 22:02.

This post has the following tags: princeharrystranded, walkingwiththewounded, borneoiceairfield, lonyearbyen.





  
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