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Prince Harry vs. Alex Skarsgard

Training Their Asses Off

For South Pole Showdown

11/10/2013 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

tmzPrince Harry, Alexander Skarsgard, and "300" actor Dominic West are getting down to the wire before their epic race to the South Pole later this month -- and TMZ has obtained awesome photos of their training sessions from around the world.

FYI, Harry, Alex, and Dominic (each leading a separate team) are set to depart on their subzero 208-mile journeys to the South Pole in about three weeks -- with an ETA of December 17 -- and they've been training like madmen for the last year.

Polar guide Inge Solheim -- who is training the three men -- tells TMZ, they're all in phenomenal shape, prepping by ice climbing, skiing, and hiking around the world.

For example, the Skarsgard pics show the "True Blood" actor heavy backpack training in the Santa Monica mountains in September -- then camping, cross-country skiing, and cold weather conditioning in Norway in October.

Harry and Dominic, meanwhile, got their cold weather training in Iceland. Seriously cool pics.

The trek is being planned to raise awareness for a charity called Walking with the Wounded, which raises funds to benefit wounded veterans around the world.

May the best man win, but we still gotta ask ...

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1.

Choose Laughter    

The other two can play princes, but Harry IS A PRINCE! Gotta vote for Harry!

244 days ago
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SUNFLOWER    

Stop the madness. They can't go to the South Pole. They are going to melt the ice, raise the sea level, and cause sudden climate change. They are just wayyyyyyyyyyy too hot.


How hot are they? They are so hot that the only pole that can get close to them is a 10 ft pole that will enter them from the south end!!!!


LOL LOL LOL!!!!

244 days ago
3.

Phishie from Philly    

An epic race to Las Vegas would be better.
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244 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

How the fudge is this under sports.
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244 days ago
5.

factnopinion    

I wish there was more media buzz around this project. It is my understanding that it includes wounded soldiers from both US and UK. Harry has the upper hand because he has done this South Pole challenge before (see Harry's Arctic Heroes) and is aware of pitfalls to avoid etc. Whoever is leading the US team has my vote.

244 days ago
6.

Mary P    

Harry has both experience and military training. Comparing him to two actors is kinda silly.

244 days ago
7.

J5236    

I loved Diana, but her two boys were never in the hot department for me. Sounds like a worthy even tho', good luck.

244 days ago
8.

static    

And of course the publicity they get is purely incidental.

244 days ago
9.

RatedRReanna    

Alexander should win. He's used to things like that

244 days ago
10.

alex    

Always did think HRH harry would be a total fun fellow to do a pub crawl with

244 days ago
11.

Toilethead    

He's the only member of that screwed up inbred family who could actually live as a normal person.

244 days ago
12.

EastCoastChopper    

Both Princes - have the Putin Syndrome of this compulsive need to show the world they're swashbuckler alpha males....At least when there's a camera nearby.

244 days ago
13.

CloBird    

People don't realize certain facts: Harry is in the military and has training the others lack.
Harry is a CAPTAIN in the British Army.
Years of service : 2005–present
Rank : Captain
Unit : Blues and Royals
662 Squadron, 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps
Battles/wars :

War in Afghanistan
Operation Herrick

244 days ago
14.

Carl    

Nice pick on the Rocky training montage. The is the undisputed champion of all 80s training montages!

244 days ago
15.

Vince    

You should always put a "who cares" option on your stupid polls. That would win every time

244 days ago
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