Prince Harry has finally begun his Walking With the Wounded race across Antarctica!
The 29-year-old royal and his fellow team members officially started their 208-mile South Pole trek around 1:30 p.m. yesterday and Harry's team currently in the lead, according to a release from the South Pole Allied Challenge organization.
The race began with a five-hour ski. Currently, Harry's team, Team Glenfiddich, is in the lead, having already covered about eight and a half miles yesterday. Team Noom Coach is in second place and Team Soldier On is in third.
"All teams built their camps last night in good spirits despite feeling exhausted from the short but tough ski," the release reads. "It will take all the teams a day or two to get into their strides, as they all required rest and rehydration last night to set them up for a strong day today, it is estimated that each team will complete approximately nine hours of skiing today."
Walking With the Wounded is a U.K. charity that helps retrain and reeducate wounded servicemen and women to help them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces.
Last Tuesday, Harry and his fellow servicemen made it to the starting point of the race after being delayed one week due to snowy weather conditions. "The scenery here is quite remarkable, and for 360 degrees nothing can be seen, it really is quite spectacular," Harry said several days ago.