Prince Harry, a member of Team Glenfiddich, spent 24 hours in the facility known as CWTone at MIRA’s Hinckley site in simulated Antarctic weather conditions. The exercise was carried out in preparation for the South Pole expedition, which will see Team Glenfiddich race two other teams of wounded service personnel to the South Pole in November this year.
During the 24 hour exercise, the team were subjected to temperatures down to -35 degrees Celsius, as well as snow blizzards and winds of up to 200km/h to prepare for the brutal environment of Antarctica. The team were required to practice their routine for the event using cross trainers to simulate skiing and also set up their camp for the night.
MIRA has earned an enviable reputation since it was originally formed in 1946 and is known for being a comprehensive transport engineering solutions provider to the automotive and defence industries, as well as engineering smart solutions for future transport technologies.