Fiennes will fundraise instead

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.

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Explorer back from Antarctic

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has returned to the UK after pulling out of his Antarctic expedition through injury. The 68 year old held a press conference after flying into Heathrow.