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Frostbite forces Ranulph Fiennes out of Antarctic challenge

25 February 2013 Last updated at 19:35 GMT

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

The 68-year-old had been training at a base camp in Antarctica.

He was injured after an accident while skiing during a whiteout. Following a fall, he was forced to use his bare hands to fix a ski binding in temperatures around -30C.

His five team-mates will still embark on the 2,000-mile (3,219km) trek.

The BBC's Robert Hall reports.