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Frostbite ends Fiennes expedition bid

BITTER END:Although the British veteran explorer has withdrawn from the Antarctic winter crossing, the project’s ambitions remain in place, the mission’s co-leader said

AFP, CAPE TOWN

“We’ve just got to sit and wait and hope the weather improves because at the moment we’re going nowhere in this,” he said.

The decision to leave was made with the team doctor and in the interests of the success of the journey.

The campaign aims to raise US$10 million for the Seeing is Believing blindness charity and will carry out scientific research.

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