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Prince Harry Takes Quick Break From South Pole Expedition to Make Satellite Phone Call—Check It Out!

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Prince Harry is three days into his 208-mile South Pole journey, and he's off to a fantastic start.

The 29-year-old royal even took a moment to make a satellite phone call to a few wounded soldiers who were about to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

While on the short call, a bearded Prince Harry wishes the soldiers good luck on their journey and talked about how cold it is in Antarctica.

The trek may only be in the beginning stages but has already been grueling for several team members.

According to Victoria Nicholson, Expedition Manager, the climate has taken a toll on Team Soldier On, as well as other team members.

The current terrain that challengers face has been riddled with sastrugi—sharp, irregular ridges that are formed on the snow's surface by excessive wind erosion.

 

 

Echoing Nicholson's assessment of the situation, a Glenfiddich team member added, "It's been a hard couple of days since the race started on Sunday. We're obviously very tired and haven't encountered this kind of physical [exertion] anywhere else before."

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At the end of day two, Harry's team is still in first place, covering an astounding 14 miles yesterday.

The team was in the lead at the end of the journey's first day, having covered over eight miles.

Team Noom Coach is following closely behind in second place and Team Soldier On is holding the third spot.

The original end date of the race was supposed to be on Dec. 16, but has since been pushed back after weather conditions caused the teams to begin late.

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