Prince Harry, Team Glenfiddich, Updates The Voice Diary On The Day After The South Pole Arrival
WWTW | December 17, 2013
Expedition Patron and member of Team Glenfiddich Prince Harry reflects on the journey behind the teams and presents the endeavour trophy, on Saturday 14 December, the day after the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge reached the Pole.
“Got to the South Pole yesterday, so today is Saturday, really really great day yesterday.
All the guys and girls have done an amazing amazing thing to get there […]
It was a great privilege for me to be able to present the trophy to all three teams, […] obviously we’ve decided as a draw which I think is without doubt the best decision, on that it always was going to be a draw, the taking part not the winning. The race itself was there mainly to get the interesting going, a bit of friendly banter between myself and the Aussies that spotted out of control, and just a little bit of a challenge for everybody: when you got so many military personnel from different nations involved in an expedition like this it was always going to be complicated, so rather than putting everybody on a list and keeping everyone to heal it was always worth for four days having a good old race and see what the outcome was. […]
A few minor injuries, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles I guess and no one has any regrets and the race was great fun and whichever team would have won in the end if we would have gone on for ages, would have shared the trophy with everybody else. Anyway that was certainly our plan. The trophy has been shared by all three teams a which has been absolutely fantastic.
First, second, and third, is not worth anymore. It’s about taking part and I know it sounds cheesy but everyone is a winner out here, they have been training for one year now and taking out here and complete this voyage makes a winner in their own right with or without a trophy, with or without a piece of cheese slice as they call it. The endeavor trophy has done its job and everyone has crossed the finish line together.”
– Prince Harry, Team Glenfiddich
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