Paraplegic athlete Sean Rose and his team had high hopes of travelling 100s of kilometres across a glacier in Iceland last month.
His aim was to become the first disabled person to snow-kite across Europe's biggest ice-cap. But three days into the attempt Sean, who is from St Neots in Cambridgeshire, developed a bladder infection, and he could not continue.
Sean broke his back 14-years-ago in a skiing accident. The team was raising money for the 'Wings For Life' charity.
He has praised the rescue services who came to get him off the ice cap. He said: "Couldn't get a helicopter in, one of the jeeps finally succeeded and got to us at 10 o'clock at night and just to see that, hear the engines and see the lights appear - I mean for me it was just a phenomenal experience".
Now he is fit again Sean and his team will be heading back to Iceland in a few weeks' time. They are determined to complete the challenge of snow-kiting across that expanse of ice.