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Harry evacuated from South Pole ahead of extreme storms

Prince Harry and his the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge team have had to be evacuated from the South Pole before a forecast major Antarctic storm swept in to hit airbase Nova, where they were staying, the charity organising the event said.

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Race to South Pole over, the expedition continues

Prince Harry's charity trek to the South Pole has been suspended due to safety concerns arising from the adverse weather conditions.

"We have put the race on hold. This does not mean that the expedition is over. Far from it. We came down here, determined to get 12 men and women, all injured in conflict, to the South Pole, and so we will," the expedition director Ed Parker said.

The team members will move as one whole allied team to reach the South Pole together. Each evening, the expedition will be camping together. They should reach the South Pole by next weekend.

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