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Walking with the Wounded hero looking forward to family time

A former soldier from Selby who trekked to the South Pole to raise money for charity says he is looking forward to taking a rest - but only until the next challenge presents itself.

Ibrar Ali lost his right arm in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

Weeks after returning from the Polar trek he took on the London Marathon at the weekend to raise even more money for the charity Walking with the Wounded.

He spoke to Duncan and Lisa about his adventures:

Prince Harry and his team reach the South Pole

Captain Ibrar Ali who walked to the bottom of the world today Credit: PA Pictures

Prince Harry and his fellow adventurers including an army captain from Yorkshire have reached the South Pole, organisers of the Walking With The Wounded charity trek say.

After more than three weeks pulling sleds across the frozen wastes the group stood at the bottom of the world at midday.

The adventurers include Captain Ibrar Ali from the Yorkshire Regiment and 11 other servicemen and women from the UK and other nations who have suffered terrible injuries, including the loss of limbs.

Their trek took them more than 200 miles across the bleak continent to the geographic South Pole.


Walking with the Wounded race to South Pole

A group of British amputees are taking part in a charity race to the South Pole.

The Walking with the Wounded race is expected to raise around £2m for injured service personnel.

Among the team is Yorkshire Regiment veteran Ibrar Ali who's right arm was amputated following a roadside bomb explosion in 2007.

The expedition will be joined by Prince Harry for the 200 mile trek.

Derek Proud reports:

Everest mission abandoned

A team of injured soldiers, including one veteran from Tadcaster, attempting to

climb Mount Everest has been forced to halt the challenge because of safety fears.

A Walking With The Wounded spokesman said unseasonably warm conditions meant that it was not safe for the group to continue, with an increased number of avalanches and falling ice hampering their efforts.

We spoke via an internet link to Captain David Wiseman, 29, from Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, who was taking part.