A Royal goodbye for the Ice Team

Prince Charles has given his royal seal of approval to the Ice Team before they embarked upon their mission to walk across Antarctica during the coldest time of the year. The Prince of Wales is the patron of the Antarctic Winter Crossing Expedition 2012.

Prince Charles with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Prince Charles with Sir Ranulph Fiennes Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
His Royal Highness spoke to members of the expedition
His Royal Highness spoke to members of the expedition Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
A large crowd gathered for a chance to meet the Prince
A large crowd gathered for a chance to meet the Prince of Wales Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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Fiennes frustrated at frostbite

Sir Ranulph Fiennes says he is "frustrated" at being forced to pull out of an expedition across Antarctica because of frostbite.