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Around the World in 80 Years

Ranulph Fiennes

A CELEBRATION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF 'THE WORLD'S GREATEST LIVING EXPLORER'



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On the eve of his 80th birthday, Sir Ranulph Fiennes looks back at his remarkable life and adventures.

He's climbed Everest not long after a heart bypass operation, he's run seven marathons on seven continents, he's hauled loaded sledges across both polar ice caps and he's circumnavigated the earth...

Ran Fiennes truly is the world's greatest explorer, and this book celebrates his 80th birthday by showcasing his greatest achievements in his own words. Featuring interviews and tributes from his friends, colleagues and admirers, Around the World in 80 Years celebrates the incredible life of a legendary explorer.

  • Classification : TRAVEL & ADVENTURE
  • Pub Date : MAR 7, 2024
  • Imprint : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Page Extent : 288
  • Binding : TPB
  • ISBN : 9781399729741
  • Price : INR 1,299
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Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation. In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over £14 million for charity. He was named Best Sportsman in the 2007 ITV Great Briton Awards and in 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest.

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