Chairman Speaks of Tremendous Pride for Remaining Five
Tony Medniuk, The Coldest Journey chairman, said he was “tremendously proud” of the Ice Team’s unanimous decision to carry on after Sir Ranulph Fiennes developed second stage frostbite in his left hand.
“We have absolute confidence that they will make it.”
“Having him back makes our job here somewhat easier,” he said. “Ran is in a very good position to promote the wider aims of the trust – including the educational programme, but particularly the Seeing is Believing initiative, which is something we all feel very strongly about.
“I am thrilled he is here and look forward to getting to work right away.”
Joanna Lumley concluded saying Ran’s premature departure from the ice was “no more than a blip in this huge extraordinary journey.”
By Hugh Bowring