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.

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Sir Ranulph's frustration

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.

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