When world-renowned Polar Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes turned his attentions from the great frozen wilderness of the Poles to the world’s highest and most testing mountains he faced several challenges. For a start he was just entering his sixties and recovering from a very severe heart attack, had no climbing experience and, not least, suffered from vertigo! This is the inspirational story about how he conquered those fears.
Interviewed on stage by acclaimed high altitude mountaineer and photographer/cameraman Ian Parnell, Sir Ranulph Fiennes will talk about his expeditions to The Eiger and to Everest. Ian accompanied Sir Ranulph on both mountains, filming for television broadcasts, and will illustrate the evening with footage (some unseen) and stills whilst Sir Ranulph will explain what it takes to finally stand on top of the world, and raise well over a million pounds for Marie Curie.
During his 40-year career, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has led more than 30 expeditions and is the holder of several endurance records. He completed a 52,000 mile Transglobe overland expedition, and was the first person to visit both the North and South poles by surface means as well as becoming the first person, with Mike Stroud, to cross Antarctica on foot.
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