Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 (Alexander Skarsgard)

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The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 for Walking With the Wounded sendoff has begun!

Alexander Skarsgård is the Team Ambassador for Team US/Team Noom Coach. He is joining the team that consists of (in order of the photos above): Therese Frentz (Team Member); Mark Wise (Team Member); Margaux Mange (Team Member); Ivan Castro (Team Member); Inge Solheim (Team Guide); Ed Parker (Team Mentor) and Alex.

The other two teams will have Prince Harry with Team Glenfiddich and The Wire‘s Dominic West will form part of the Commonwealth Team. All three teams have been training for the grueling 208-mile race, which will test their fitness and determination levels to the maximum. The trek will be even more difficult for some of the other team members, the majority of who have suffered physical or mental injuries in the line of duty. The three teams will fly to Cape Town, South Africa, on November 16 before flying to Novo, Antarctica, where they will spend a few days checking kit and acclimatising. They will then be flown 87°C south to begin the race. The charity trek is expected to last around 15 days, with the teams setting off on 1 December and hoping to cross the finish line by 16 December. Facing strong winds and temperatures as low as -45°C, the groups will trek for around 10 miles per day while pulling heavy sleds. Source: Hello Magazine

The Teams

You can read about Alex’s teammates here.

You can view photos of Alex training with Team US/Team Noom Coach here.

Three teams of wounded servicemen and women are embarking upon on one of the most high profile expeditions of modern times, racing across 3° to the Geographic South Pole. Wounded from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth (Australia and Canada) will embark on this grueling challenge

Why? To show the world the extraordinary courage and determination of the men and women who have been wounded while serving our countries, and to remind us all of the help and support we owe them.

When? Following extensive training, from cold weather training in Iceland in March, to team training through the summer, and a final session of snow preparation in October, the teams will fly to Antarctica in November. They aim to reach the South Pole around 17th December 2013.

We’ve got lots of things going on so you can be a part of this incredible expedition too. We have a giveaway that you can participate in by purchasing one of our Team Alex shirts that were designed by fans in our contest. One lucky winner will receive an autographed 8×10 of Alex. (Details here.) If you don’t want to participate in that giveaway, you can always just buy a Team Alex shirt or mug in our Swede-Tee Shop. The naming of Alex’s pulk/sled auction has already ended, but we have a new ASN Auction House that is offering Alex-signed merchandise that you can purchase right now. ALL PROCEEDS FOR ALL OF THE AUCTIONS/GIVEAWAYS WILL BE GOING TO WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED. They set up this Virgin Money Giving account in Alex’s name. Donating to this page will be in GBP (Great British Pounds, £ – please use XE.com to figure out the amount of currency you will actually be donating before you donate!!)



SPONSOR A KM: Donate or raise £100 or more and your name will appear in Walking With The Wounded’s daily blog as one of the sponsors for the previous day’s kilometres walked. This also applies to the Alex Skarsgard Fundraising Page. (For those of you that have already given £100, yes, you are already a sponsor. Tack!!)

Here is a 42-minute video of what to expect with the expedition:

Or, a short 2.5-minute video to show what they will have to endure:

Follow Walking With the Wounded on Twitter here: @supportthewalk

You can track the progress of the team via the link on this interactive map.



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