In April 2011, four soldiers – each a hero of recent conflicts who suffered devastating injuries in the line of duty – set out on a challenge that even an able-bodied athlete would balk at. A two-hundred mile trek, unsupported, to the North Pole. What followed was an awe-inspiring adventure of epic proportions; the story of Britain's bravest warriors and the challenge of a lifetime.
Next Tuesday 23rd August the first episode in a two-part documentary about this adventure will air at 9pm on BBC1. Narrated by John Hurt, it has been a year in the making and tells the full story of the team’s North Pole expedition. It features their gruelling nine-month training schedule, their personal battles with injury, and contains behind-the-scenes footage of their journey on the ice with Prince Harry.
Publishing at the same time, and available in shops from next week, is Walking with the Wounded: The Incredible Story of Britain’s Bravest Warriors and the Challenge of a Lifetime. In this powerfully moving book, each of the four brave team members tells their story, along with that of the extraordinary expedition itself.
So what are you waiting for? Order your copy of the book now, book your night in front of the TV (or set your Sky+ box!), but whatever you do, don't miss this incredible story.
Harry's Arctic Heroes airs on BBC1 at 9pm on Tuesday 23rd August. To watch the amazing trailer for this incredible story, click here.
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