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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The Worlds Greatest Living Explorer

Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface (more people have been on the Moon!).  In 1984 the Guinness Book of Records described him as the “World’s Greatest Living Explorer”.

By drawing the analogy between nature’s most dangerous and difficult challenges, and the very real day-to-day business challenges, Sir Ranulph involves each individual in the audience on a very personal level. The elements vital to the success of an expedition include teamwork, determination, patience, discipline, enthusiasm and creative thinking. Building a team with the right character and attitude is of paramount importance. Persistence, tolerance, planning skills, high organisational ability, flexibility to meet and beat unexpected obstacles, goal-setting and performing under extreme pressure are clearly all factors in the success of Sir Ranulph’s remarkable endeavours. The same qualities are all crucial to success in the business world.

His expeditions around the world include Transglobe (the world’s first surface journey around the world’s polar axis) 1979-82; North Polar Unsupported Expedition (furthest north unsupported record) 1986; Anglo-Soviet North Pole Expedition 1990/91; co-leader of the Ubar Expedition (which in 1991 discovered Ptolomy’s long-lost Atlantis of the Sands, the frankincense centre of the world); leader of the Pentland South Pole expedition 1992/93 (which achieved the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent and the longest unsupported polar journey in history).

He was awarded the Sultan of Oman’s Bravery Medal in 1970, the Explorers Club of New York Medal in 1983, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Livingstone Gold Medal in 1983, the Royal Geographical Society’s Founder’s Medal in 1984, and both he and his late wife received the Polar Medal in 1987.

In 1993 he was awarded an OBE for “human endeavour and charitable services”.

To date, Sir Ranulph has, through his expeditions, raised over £18.3 million for UK charities. He has led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world including both Poles.

In 2003, only 3½ months after suffering a massive heart attack and double bypass operation, he ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.

Then in 2004, he came second in the International North Pole Marathon and, in 2005, he raised £2m through his ascent to within 300 metres of the Everest summit ridge for the British Heart Foundations new research MRI scanner. In March 2007, he climbed the North Face of the Eiger and raised £1.8m for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s delivering Choice Programme. Also in 2007 Winner of ITV’s Greatest Britons 2007 Sports Award and in May 2008, climbed Everest (Nepal-side) to within 400m from the summit. In May 2009 he successfully summitted Everest, raising nearly £3m for Marie Curie Cancer Care. According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1984, he was the world’s greatest living explorer. He is the only person to have crossed both ice-caps and summited Everest”

He is the author of 20 books including The Feather Men,(a UK No 1 Best Seller and which in 2011 was released as a major motion picture called Killer Elite), Beyond the Limits, Captain Scott, the best-selling biography of 2003 and his latest autobiography, Mad, bad and Dangerous to Know 2007. His latest book is Agincourt: The Fight for France


Ran Fiennes and Maria Franzoni
Maria with Ran Fiennes
“I would highly recommend Maria as she knows the business on an international level. She is very thorough and a pleasure to deal with” - Ran

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Beyond Limits

The Elements Vital to Success

Building a Team with the Right Character and Attitude

We were taken on a roller coaster of his life. He is extremely engaging and generated so many conversations within the team afterwards.


The presentation was extremely entertaining, witty, inspiring, thought provoking and humbling, the best speaker we have every had and will find it difficult to follow next year.


It was clear that everyone was hugely energised following your presentation which was both entertaining and thought-provoking on many levels.


The entire room was spellbound by your words and adventures, they were truly inspired by you.

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My Heroes

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Killer Elite

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The Ranulph Fiennes Collection: Captain Scott; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know & Mad, Dogs and Englishmen

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The Secret Hunters

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Ranulph Fiennes - Fit for Life

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Atlantis of the Sands

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Beyond the Limits

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Feather Men

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The Sett

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Fees & Details

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    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

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  • United Kingdom



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