Sir Ranulph Fiennes
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes leaves Antarctic base

27 February 2013 Last updated at 13:26 GMT

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.