Today, it's 60 years since the first successful expedition to the summit of Mount Everest
Exmoor-based explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been remembering his ascent of the world's tallest mountain. He reached the top in May 2009.
The Exmoor-based explorer has been speaking of his disappointment at having to pull out of an expedition to cross the Antarctic in winter. He has been planning it for the last five years.
The 68-year-old is now receiving treatment for frostbite to one of his hands.
At a press conference this morning, the West-based explorer brought journalists up to date...
His team-mates will continue with the 2,000 mile trek, which they are expected to start later this month.
Hailed as the last great polar challenge, the journey to cross the continent has never been attempted during winter. Sir Ranulph would have been the oldest explorer to try.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes said today (Mon) that he was "frustrated" at being forced to pull out of an expedition across Antarctica due to injury.
The 68-year-old, who lives on Exmoor, was speaking at a press conference after flying into Heathrow. He was injured in a fall while training at a base camp.
He developed frostbite after taking off his outer gloves to fix a ski binding in temperatures of around minus 33C (minus 27.4F).
It has forced Sir Ranulph to quit the Coldest Journey expedition, which has been five years in the planning. He will continue to support the project through fundraising.
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.
The explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes - who lives on Exmoor - is due to begin treatment for severe frostbite at a hospital in South Africa. He was flown out from Antarctica last night after being forced to abandon his latest challenge.
He had hoped to be one of the first people to cross the continent in winter but the expedition will go ahead without him. Once he's back home, Sir Ranulph will work on promoting and education people about the mission.
After days of waiting, Sir Ranulph Fiennes is due to begin his journey home from the Antarctic this evening. The 68-year-old explorer, who lives on Exmoor, was forced to pull out of his latest expedition because of severe frostbite.
He had hoped to be one of the first people to cross the continent in winter. He's due to be flown to South Africa for medical treatment before returning to the UK. Anton Bowring is the Expedition Co-leader.
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.