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Categories: Adventure & Challenge, Leadership, Motivational Speakers
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes, is the world's most famous living explorer, author and motivational speaker who amongst many first achievements, at age 65, climbed Mount Everest despite an impending heart ailment and suffering vertigo. He is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface.
He joined the British Army driving tanks during the Cold War and became the Youngest Captain in the British Army serving with the SAS. In 1968 – 70 he fought Marxist terrorists and received the Sultans Bravery Medal from HM the Queen. He then spent six years as VP of Public Relations for the Chairman the of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
During this period with his wife they launched a series of record breaking expeditions that kept them ahead of their international rivals for three decades. Always looking for new world firsts Ranulph’s career as an explorer are remarkable and fascinating.
He has braved the ice and extreme weather conditions to become the first person to visit the North and South Poles by means of no surface transport. A solo expedition to the North Pole in the year 2000 led to severe frostbite on all fingertips of his left hand, which led to him cutting the tops of his fingers off with a hack saw.
Ranulph epitomises leadership. He has been a front runner for 23 major expeditions and broke the trail across the Antarctica on foot. The Guinness Book of World Records describe him as the World’s Greatest Living Explorer.
His endeavours are never without a cause, he has selflessly helped organisations and charitable institutions worldwide including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, the British Heart Foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care. He has raised over £18m for good causes and is named the UK’s top celebrity charity fundraiser by Just Giving.
As a speaker, Ranulph inspires and motivates others with his passion for life and adventure combined with wit and wisdom, producing an engaging speaking event like no other. Each time, he highlights the importance of leadership, teamwork, determination and discipline in fulfilment of his role as motivational speaker.
Ranulph is regarded by many as one of the world’s Top 10 leading public speakers, having devoted his life to setting and achieving major world firsts. From an audiences perspective what is particularly remarkable is that he continues to seek out new challenges in his seventies from recently climbing Everest to the completing the Marathon des Sables in 2015. A truly fascinating man, Ranulph’s keynote’s are suitable for large corporate events and intimate Executive Board meetings.
He is also the author of 23 books including 'The Feather Men', 'My Heroes', 'Cold', 'Agincourt', 'Heat' and 'Fear'.