Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard checks into the Antarctic flight to get to the race.

Skarsgard and Prince Harry have finally embarked on their Antarctic challenge after a 48-hour delay.

The group was forced to stay over in Cape Town this week as a storm in the south pole meant flights had to be cancelled.

This morning, Harry, a cluster of celebrities and 12 injured servicemen were given the all-clear and boarded a plane headed for Russia’s Novolazarevskaya Station, which is situated at the edge of the Antarctic continent.

Due to land later today, they will meet the US and Commonwealth teams to start the period of ‘acclimatisation’ before they set off on a 200-mile trek through treacherous conditions.

On Friday 30 November, once they are used to the altitude and freezing temperatures, the teams will start the race.



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