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The explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes - who lives on Exmoor - is due to begin treatment for severe frostbite in South Africa.
He was flown out of Antarctica last night after being forced to abandon his latest challenge. He had hoped to be one of the first people to cross Antarctica in winter but his team say the expedition will go on without him.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes remains stranded at his team's base camp in Antarctica because of the bad weather.
The Exmoor based explorer, 68, has been forced to pull out of an expedition to walk across the continent because of severe frostbite.
He was injured after a fall while skiing during training at a base camp in Antarctica. He used his bare hands to fix a ski binding in temperatures of around minus 30C.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes medical team say it's too early to determine the full extent of the injury but treatment is going well.
The Somerset based explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has had to pull out of his latest expedition.
He was leading a team due to try to cross Antarctica in winter.
The expedition is billed as 'The Coldest Journey'. Sir Ranulph had to leave the group after developing frostbite.