After a few delays caused by extreme weather and equipment issues, the race to the South Pole officially started today at 13:35 GMT (around 8:35 EST AM). Taking with them our favorite Swede, Alexander Skarsgård.
In celebration of the start to the challenge, Walking With the Wounded shared these pictures from the starting line on their Facebook page (and twitter).
Due to the extreme weather, the starting point was moved closer to the pole to keep ahead of it. Even with this adjustment, the teams have a long (and bitter) trek ahead of them
We wish all teams a safe journey…. and go Team USA!
Our hats and hearts to you all!