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Famed explorer ends Antarctica bid

LONDON — British explorer Ranulph Fiennes on Monday pulled out of an expedition to cross Antarctica during the region’s winter after developing frostbite, a bitter disappointment for an adventurer who had spent years preparing for the great polar challenge.

The 68-year-old and his five-member team had hoped to traverse nearly 2,500 miles in a place where temperatures often dip as low as minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit. The expedition, dubbed ‘‘The Coldest Journey,’’ will continue without him.

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