Motivational and Entertaining Presentations by Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE (with or without PowerPoint slides). Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been titled by the Guinness Book of Records as "The Worlds Greatest Living Explorer".
Daily Telegraph 2000 listed Ranulph Fiennes as "One of the world's top ten speakers"
- Born UK 1944, just after his father was killed in the war.
- Brought up in South Africa
- Back UK, Eton College
- Failed A Levels
- Joined Royal Scots Greys (Tanks). Cold War
- Joined SAS 1965/1966. Youngest Captain in the British Army
- Fought Marxist Terrorists1968-1970 and received the Sultans Bravery Medal from HM the Queen
- 1984-1990 Vice President of PR and Adviser for Western Europe to Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
- Married childhood sweetheart in 1970 and together they launched a series of record breaking expeditions that kept them ahead of their international rivals for three decades.
Some of these huge challenges include:
- First to reach both Poles (with Charles Burton).
- First to cross Antarctic and Artic Ocean (with Charles Burton).
- First to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis (with Charles Burton).
- Led the first hovercraft expedition up the longest river in the world (the Nile) in 1968/1969.
- Achieved world record for unsupported northerly polar travel in 1990.
- Led the team that discovered the lost city of Ubar on the Yemeni border in 1992 (after seven previous search expeditions over a 26 year period).
- Achieved world first in 1992/1993 by completing the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent (with Mike Stroud). This was the longest unsupported polar journey in history.
- In 2003, only 3½ months after a massive heart attack, 3 day coma and double bypass, Ranulph Fiennes (with Mike Stroud) achieved the first 7x7x7 (Seven marathons in only seven days on all seven continents).
- March 2005, climbed Everest (Tibet-side) to within 300m of summit raising £2 million for the British Heart Foundations new research MRI scanner.
- March 2007, Sir Ranulph climbed the North Face of the Eiger and raised £1.8 million for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s delivering Choice Programme
- Winner of ITV Greatest Britons 2007 Sport Award (Other nominees included Joe Calzaghe and Lewis Hamilton)
- May 2008, climbed Everest (Nepal-side) to within 400m from summit raising £2m for Marie Curie Cancer Care Delivering Choice Programme
- In 2009 Successfully Summited Everest becoming the oldest Briton to do so.
- In 2010 Sir Ranulph Fiennes was named as the UK’s top celebrity online fundraiser by JustGiving, the UK’s most popular online fundraising platform. Having raised more than £2.5 million online for Marie Curie Cancer Care over between Jan 2009 and Dec 2010.