Sir Ranulph Fiennes leaves Antarctic base
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has left the Antarctic base camp after abandoning his polar mission because of frostbite.
The 68-year-old veteran explorer was stranded at the temporary base by bad weather. For the first time since he was injured the weather has improved and enabled a rescue team to reach Sir Ranulph.
He is being transferred to a Belgian Antarctic base before being airlifted to South Africa. The remaining team members will continue the mission to become the first people to walk across the Antarctic in winter.
27 Feb 2013
- From the section Science & Environment