This photo provided by The Coldest Journey shows Sir Ranulph Fiennes displaying his frost bitten hand inside the Coldest Journey team caboose whilst waiting for a Belgian team to pick h

 

              This photo provided by The Coldest Journey shows Sir Ranulph Fiennes displaying his frost bitten hand inside the Coldest Journey team caboose whilst waiting for a Belgian team to pick h
This photo provided by The Coldest Journey shows Sir Ranulph Fiennes displaying his frost bitten hand inside the Coldest Journey team caboose whilst waiting for a Belgian team to pick him up Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Veteran British explorer Ranulph Fiennes was being evacuated from Antarctica on Wednesday, days after he reluctantly pulled out of a polar expedition team because of severe frostbite. The team hopes to complete what it describes as the first attempt by anyone to travel nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) across the continent during winter, when temperatures average minus 60 Celsius (minus 76 Fahrenheit.) The five other members of the expedition, dubbed "The Coldest Journey," will continue without Fiennes. The 68-year-old Fiennes, who in 2009 became the oldest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, began his long journey back to England early Wednesday, his team said in a statement. (AP Photo/The Coldest Journey) MANDATORY CREDIT