Sir Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, has almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE.
He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a best-selling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond!
During his keynote or after-dinner presentations, he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land.
He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole – the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life.
His most recent challenge – The Coldest Journey, was brought to a halt last week. Sir Ranuph had planned for 5 years to lead the first team on foot, across Antarctica during the southern winter.
Unfortunately, due to a white-out whilst testing bindings for his skis, Sir Ranulph had to remove his gloves to gain a grip on the bindings and ultimately suffered frostbite in one hand
Sir Ranulph Fiennes continues to live life at the very limits of human endeavour.
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