TODAY | December 02, 2013
>>> after a few delays prince harry 's trek to the south pole is now underway. nbc's special correspondence is back buckingham palace .
>> reporter: good morning. after several days of delays due to bad weather and the logistics of getting thousands of pounds of gear from the russian base to the 87th degree parallel that they'll be setting off from, yesterday at 8:00 a.m . eastern time prince harry and the teams of injured soldiers from the u.s., the u.k. and the common wealth got off on the race to the south pole . they're hoping to cover about 175 miles which should take around 15 days. but don't be deceived by some of those photographs of the sunshine and the relatively mild conditions. in fact, it was a balmy minus 17 degrees farnenheit when it took off. it's not going to be like that the whole way. they're joined by actors and as prince harry is fourth in line to the thrown, will they let him win?
>> what an incredible journey all