At a press conference this morning, the West-based explorer brought journalists up to date...
"The vascular surgeon said that, in his opinion - he wasn't sure - two of the fingers definitely would not require surgery and two of the fingers might require surgery."
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.
You could not put a better team together. I'm very pleased with, and proud of, the team in charge of the crossing. Everything is going totally on schedule as of today."
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As the sun sets and a warm day we'll be facing a much chillier night. Rural places could see temperature dropping to as low as 6 °C.
After a lovely sunny day, we'll have a clear but chilly night with temperatures, especially in rural places, dropping to as low as 6 °C.
Charles Howeson has been sentenced to seven years and six months for historic sexual offences against eight young men between 1985 - 1994.