Polar Prince

11.25.135:20 AM ET

VIDEO Prince Harry Arrives in Antartica But Conditions May Yet Hamper Teams

Now mild temperatures threaten trek

Having faced polar storms, it is now mild conditions making for difficult skiing that is the latest threat to the South Pole trek that Harry is part of.

NOVO, ANTARCTICA - In this undated handout photo provided by Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) on November 22, 2013, (right to left) Prince Harry, Kate Philp, Guy Disney, Richard Eyre, Ibrar Ali and Duncan Slater of Team UK in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge expedition arrposes together on arrival at Novo, Antarctica. The team of 12 injured service personnel from Britain, America, Canada and Australia have overcome life-changing injuries and undertaken challenging training programmes to prepare themselves for the conditions they will face in Antarctica. Trekking around 15km to 20km per day, the teams will endure temperatures as low as minus 45C and 50mph winds as they pull their 70kg sleds to the south pole. (Photo by WWTW via Getty Images)

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From right to left: Prince Harry, Kate Philp, Guy Disney, Richard Eyre, Ibrar Ali and Duncan Slater of Team UK in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge expedition (2013 WWTW)

The teams of disabled servicemen and their celebrity mascots – Prince Harry, Dominic West and Alexander Skarsgard – finally arrived at the Antartic base of Novo yesterday, after being delayed by a polar storm, but dreadful conditions are still threatening the ambitious attempt to walk to the South Pole.

NOVO, ANTARCTICA - In this undated handout photo provided by Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) on November 22, 2013, Prince Harry, patron of Team UK in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge expedition arrives in Novo, Antarctica. The team of 12 injured service personnel from Britain, America, Canada and Australia have overcome life-changing injuries and undertaken challenging training programmes to prepare themselves for the conditions they will face in Antarctica. Trekking around 15km to 20km per day, the teams will endure temperatures as low as minus 45C and 50mph winds as they pull their 70kg sleds to the south pole. (Photo by WWTW via Getty Images)

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2013 WWTW
NOVO, ANTARCTICA - In this undated handout photo provided by Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) on November 22, 2013, Guy Disney of Team UK in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge expedition arrives in Novo, Antarctica. The team of 12 injured service personnel from Britain, America, Canada and Australia have overcome life-changing injuries and undertaken challenging training programmes to prepare themselves for the conditions they will face in Antarctica. Trekking around 15km to 20km per day, the teams will endure temperatures as low as minus 45C and 50mph winds as they pull their 70kg sleds to the south pole. (Photo by WWTW via Getty Images)

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Guy Disney of Team UK (2013 WWTW)

The teams are expected to stay at Novo for several days to acclimatize.

Prince Harry said in a video, “It’s amazing how in six hours your morale can go from pretty high – running over really – to rock bottom. The weather forecast was supposed to be alright but it seems to be getting worse. Its usually blue skies and sunshine.”

Now mild temperatures threaten trek

On the expedition facebook page the team reported that for their first day, “it was grey and windy but warm’ with wind blowing ‘approx 35knots’. Ironically the milder temperatures of approx 32f meant wet conditions for skiing described as ‘miserable’.

NOVO, ANTARCTICA - In this undated handout photo provided by Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) on November 22, 2013, Participants in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge expedition enter the canteen on arrival in Novo, Antarctica. The team of 12 injured service personnel from Britain, America, Canada and Australia have overcome life-changing injuries and undertaken challenging training programmes to prepare themselves for the conditions they will face in Antarctica. Trekking around 15km to 20km per day, the teams will endure temperatures as low as minus 45C and 50mph winds as they pull their 70kg sleds to the south pole. (Photo by WWTW via Getty Images)

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Prince Harry and other participants in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge expedition enter the canteen on arrival in Novo, Antarctica (2013 WWTW)
NOVO, ANTARCTICA - In this undated handout photo provided by Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) on November 22, 2013, Prince Harry, patron of Team UK in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge expedition arrives in Novo, Antarctica. The team of 12 injured service personnel from Britain, America, Canada and Australia have overcome life-changing injuries and undertaken challenging training programmes to prepare themselves for the conditions they will face in Antarctica. Trekking around 15km to 20km per day, the teams will endure temperatures as low as minus 45C and 50mph winds as they pull their 70kg sleds to the south pole. (Photo by WWTW via Getty Images)

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2013 WWTW

The three teams, representing Great Britain, the USA and the Commonwealth, are due to set off on the walk midweek. Each team will raise funds for military charities: Canada and Australia's Soldier On (representing the Commonwealth), Soldiers to Summits from the US and Walking With The Wounded from the UK.