February 27, 2013

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Video Footage of Ran’s Departure

It’s been a busy day on the ice today. Click on the links below to catch up with some of the news as it happened. Sir Ranulph Fiennes tells Ian Prickett he is “not happy at all” to be leaving the expedition’s Ice Team after such a long tim…

“Ice Team Back On Track as Sir Ranulph Fiennes Embarks on Lonely Voyage Home”

By Hugh Bowing. After what seems like an eternity waiting for the weather to improve, Ran was finally able to begin his long journey home in the early hours of this morning. Despite winds still up at around 20knots and temperatures at -18c, he set off with a team from the Belgian International Polar Foundation who had managed to reach the Ice Train at around 6am their time (8am GMT). The plan on…

Ran Starts Long Journey Home

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was been picked up from the Ice Train’s overnight camp this morning by the Belgians from Princess Elisabeth Station and is on his way there now. Weather permitting he will be flown to Novo later today, and once there will await a further flight to take him to Cape Town. In a fond farewell to his teammates today he told them he was unhappy to be leaving them on the ice. We w…

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