Prince Harry is ready to trek to the South Pole.

Sounds ... fun?

After a brief stop in Cape Town to wait for some nasty weather to calm down, Harry and his teammates for the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge landed in Antarctica and Novo Air Base on Friday, to begin acclimating themselves to extreme (at times minus 50-degree) temps for their 200-mile trek to the South Pole, according to People.com

Sounds ... chilly.

During a farewell event Thursday in London's Trafalgar Square, 29-year-old Harry said, "This trip is another way of reminding everybody that as Afghanistan draws down and these guys aren't in the news anymore ... that support must continue."

Prince Harry (far right) and members of the Walking for the Wounded Challenge, arrive in Novo, Antarctica on Friday, November 22.
Prince Harry (far right) and members of the Walking for the Wounded Challenge, arrive in Novo, Antarctica on Friday, November 22. (Photo by WWTW via Getty Images)

Three seven-man teams from the U.K., the U.S., Australia and Canada will race across more than 200 miles.

Sounds ... crazy.

"Walking With The Wounded raises funds to train the wounded, injured and sick, assisting them to find a career outside the military," the group's website says. "Whether suffering a physical or mental injury, whether a service leaver or veteran, we want to help provide our wounded with the future they deserve."

Competitors will spend 12 hours skiing, then break for 10-minute rests every two hours. Whichever team wins is expected to reach the South Pole by mid-December.

Isn't he picking the wrong pole to visit in December?

Actually, Harry went to the North Pole in 2011, though he returned from the expedition early because his brother was getting married.

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