WARNING – Inspiring Story….
23 February 2017:
Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has announced he will continue his Global Reach Challenge, despite being forced to abandon his attempt to scale Mount Aconcagua in South America last month because of a back injury.
The 72-year-old is determined to become the first person to cross both polar ice caps and climb the seven highest mountains on each continent, to raise money for the terminal illness charity Marie Curie.
Sir Ranulph was just hours from the top of the 6,962m (22,838 ft) peak when back pain forced him to stop. His support team used their IsatPhone 2 satellite phone to call for help and he was airlifted off the mountain, leaving the future of the whole challenge uncertain.
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