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Prince Harry joins four soldiers wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan on an ambitious charity trek to the North Pole. The group decide to trek to the North Pole for the charity Walking with the Wounded and raise money for fellow service men and women returning injured from the front line. With no back-up vehicles or doctors, the team must pull sleds with all the equipment and supplies required for the expedition over some of the toughest terrain in the world. Harry's Arctic Heroes captures the courage, tenacity and adventure of remarkable young men on an epic expedition, for which the Arctic provides a stunning backdrop to their longer journeys towards physical and psychological recovery.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||Narrated by John Hurt, the documentary follows the team in a year of training and planning that ends deep in the Arctic Circle, where Prince Harry joins his fellow servicemen in their final preparations for an expedition that would challenge an able-bodied explorer, let alone those severely wounded on active service in Afghanistan.||52:01||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||After weather delays the team arrive on the ice cap, dropped by helicopter 160 miles from the geographic North Pole. In temperatures that can dip below -60 degrees they must navigate massive pressure ridges, boulder fields and open water leads, pulling everything they need behind them in 200 pound 'pulks', or sleds. The Arctic tests their complex injuries to the limit, providing a stunning backdrop to the soldiers' much longer journey of physical and psychological recovery from their life-changing injuries.||52:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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I will not summarize the details as it is already explained in iTunes, but rather comment in the overall experience of watching it. After watching this, I felt overwhelmed with a feeling of hope. I do not know anyone who has been to combat or has been wounded in combat; however, I was able to empathize, admire (REALLY ADMIRE), and be inspired by the soldiers who participated in this trek. I highly recommend watching Harry's Arctic Heroes as it is not just inspiring, but also entertaining. I marveled at the views of the vast, beautiful Arctic landscape; and I agonized over the pain and possibility of further injury for the men who participated on that trek. Watch it. It's worth every minute of your time.