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Harry’s South Pole Heroes

Harry’s South Pole Heroes

  • TV-G
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
StarringPrince HarryDominic WestAlexander SkarsgardDirectorAlexis GIrardet
Joining forces with Prince Harry, three teams of wounded servicemen and women undertake an extraordinary new Polar challenge. Following the earlier expeditions led by the Walking With The Wounded charity, teams from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth, trek across the planet's most hostile environments, in a race to the South Pole. Against the stunning Antarctica backdrop, Harry's South Pole Heroes discovers inspiring and emotional stories, comrades in arms on the battlefield and now united again in their determination to overcome life-changing injuries. Each group's bravery, determination and unquenchable spirit is tested to unimaginable limits. Every step of this unique shared experience is captured as the battle reaches its climax, in this compelling two-part special. The earlier expeditions made by the royal and charity in this trilogy are chronicled in Harry's Arctic Heroes and Harry's Mountain Heroes....
Season 1

2 Episodes
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
 
Short documentary series following the 2013 Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. In the first episode four wounded British soldiers, led by Prince Harry, prepare to take on teams of wounded from the USA and the Commonwealth in a 200km race to the South Pole. All have sustained life changing injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, brothers and sisters in arms on the battlefield they’re now preparing to race each other more than 200km in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Missing four legs between them the UK team are the underdogs and training in Iceland they struggle to be race ready. A giant deep freeze more usually used to test cars gives the five Brits some inkling of what the Antarctic might throw at them. But not even last minute words of advice from Prince Harry’s grandparents, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, where they’re joined by their American, Canadian and Australian competitors, can fully prepare the teams for the stark reality of what lies ahead....
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
 
The second part of the documentary following the 2013 Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. The three teams of wounded soldiers and Expedition Patron Prince Harry begin their challenge of racing more than 200km across the harsh frozen wastes of the Antarctic Plateau. But in the very first hours the extreme conditions start to take a severe toll on all the teams. Over the next few days wounded and non-wounded alike succumb, in turn, to frostbite, altitude sickness and exhaustion. The race element is abandoned and what was a competition between wounded veterans becomes a united battle to survive Antarctica’s gruelling extremes and reach the Pole....