Expedition co-leader Anton Bowring
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Ranulph Fiennes 'upset' to leave Antarctic trek

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has pulled out of an expedition across Antarctica in winter because of severe frostbite.

The 68-year-old 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 around -30C.

Expedition co-leader Anton Bowring said Sir Ranulph would be ''upset and annoyed'' but it was not necessarily the end of the explorer's adventures.

  • 25 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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