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"Crevasses can swallow up a 25-ton bulldozer in the blink of a frosted eye. It will be extraordinary if something bad doesn’t happen during the crawl across 2,400 miles of ice in temperatures of -70C and perpetual darkness."

A doom-monger, you might imagine? A naysayer? Actually, these were the words of my co-leader, Anton Bowring, as we left the safe harbour of Cape Town earlier this month and headed for the ice of the Antarctic, and perhaps our most ambitious expedition to date.

"Biting winds and piercing blizzards will replace the balmy splendour of the South African summer,” he added on his blog for good measure. “This was the moment that reality sank in."

Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet , OBE (born 7 March 1944), commonly known as Ranulph ( Ran ) Fiennes ( / ˈ r æ n ʌ l f ˈ f aɪ n z / ), is a British adventurer and holder of several endurance records. He is also a prolific writer.

Fiennes served in the British Army for eight years including a period on counter-insurgency service while attached to the army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Guinness Book of World Records he is the world's greatest living explorer. Fiennes has written numerous books about his army service and his expeditions as well as a book defending Robert Falcon Scott from modern revisionists.

Fiennes was born on 7 March 1944, in Berkshire, shortly after the death of his father, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, commanding the Royal Scots Greys , who died of wounds on 24 November 1943. His mother was Audrey Joan, younger daughter of Sir Percy Newson, Bt . Fiennes inherited his father's baronetcy, becoming the 3rd Baronet of Banbury , at his birth. Fiennes is the third cousin of actors Joseph and Ralph Fiennes and is a distant cousin to the British Royal Family.

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes ( / ˈ r eɪ f ˈ f aɪ n z / ; [2] born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre .

Fiennes' portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Göth in Schindler's List (1993) earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor , and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role . His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor , as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.

In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus , in which he also played the title character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway. Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK . One of the highest profile actors in contemporary British popular culture , Fiennes appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK. [3]

"Crevasses can swallow up a 25-ton bulldozer in the blink of a frosted eye. It will be extraordinary if something bad doesn’t happen during the crawl across 2,400 miles of ice in temperatures of -70C and perpetual darkness."

A doom-monger, you might imagine? A naysayer? Actually, these were the words of my co-leader, Anton Bowring, as we left the safe harbour of Cape Town earlier this month and headed for the ice of the Antarctic, and perhaps our most ambitious expedition to date.

"Biting winds and piercing blizzards will replace the balmy splendour of the South African summer,” he added on his blog for good measure. “This was the moment that reality sank in."

Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet , OBE (born 7 March 1944), commonly known as Ranulph ( Ran ) Fiennes ( / ˈ r æ n ʌ l f ˈ f aɪ n z / ), is a British adventurer and holder of several endurance records. He is also a prolific writer.

Fiennes served in the British Army for eight years including a period on counter-insurgency service while attached to the army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Guinness Book of World Records he is the world's greatest living explorer. Fiennes has written numerous books about his army service and his expeditions as well as a book defending Robert Falcon Scott from modern revisionists.

Fiennes was born on 7 March 1944, in Berkshire, shortly after the death of his father, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, commanding the Royal Scots Greys , who died of wounds on 24 November 1943. His mother was Audrey Joan, younger daughter of Sir Percy Newson, Bt . Fiennes inherited his father's baronetcy, becoming the 3rd Baronet of Banbury , at his birth. Fiennes is the third cousin of actors Joseph and Ralph Fiennes and is a distant cousin to the British Royal Family.

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes ( / ˈ r eɪ f ˈ f aɪ n z / ; [2] born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre .

Fiennes' portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Göth in Schindler's List (1993) earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor , and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role . His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor , as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.

In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus , in which he also played the title character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway. Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK . One of the highest profile actors in contemporary British popular culture , Fiennes appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK. [3]

M any a wise husband might choose to spring into action following a hint from his wife, but even among the closest of couples, self-mutilation might be a little much to expect. Not for Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his late wife Ginny.

The Arctic adventurer said yesterday that it was following gentle criticism from Ginny - a respected explorer in her own right who planned and acted as base camp leader for many of her husband’s expeditions - that he took his notorious decision to cut off his own frostbitten fingertips.

The former SAS officer said she told him he had become irritable due to the pain. So he hacked through flesh and bone himself, saving a £6,000 surgery bill.

"Crevasses can swallow up a 25-ton bulldozer in the blink of a frosted eye. It will be extraordinary if something bad doesn’t happen during the crawl across 2,400 miles of ice in temperatures of -70C and perpetual darkness."

A doom-monger, you might imagine? A naysayer? Actually, these were the words of my co-leader, Anton Bowring, as we left the safe harbour of Cape Town earlier this month and headed for the ice of the Antarctic, and perhaps our most ambitious expedition to date.

"Biting winds and piercing blizzards will replace the balmy splendour of the South African summer,” he added on his blog for good measure. “This was the moment that reality sank in."

Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet , OBE (born 7 March 1944), commonly known as Ranulph ( Ran ) Fiennes ( / ˈ r æ n ʌ l f ˈ f aɪ n z / ), is a British adventurer and holder of several endurance records. He is also a prolific writer.

Fiennes served in the British Army for eight years including a period on counter-insurgency service while attached to the army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Guinness Book of World Records he is the world's greatest living explorer. Fiennes has written numerous books about his army service and his expeditions as well as a book defending Robert Falcon Scott from modern revisionists.

Fiennes was born on 7 March 1944, in Berkshire, shortly after the death of his father, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, commanding the Royal Scots Greys , who died of wounds on 24 November 1943. His mother was Audrey Joan, younger daughter of Sir Percy Newson, Bt . Fiennes inherited his father's baronetcy, becoming the 3rd Baronet of Banbury , at his birth. Fiennes is the third cousin of actors Joseph and Ralph Fiennes and is a distant cousin to the British Royal Family.

Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes ( / ˈ r eɪ f ˈ f aɪ n z / ; [2] born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre .

Fiennes' portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Göth in Schindler's List (1993) earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor , and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role . His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor , as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.

In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus , in which he also played the title character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway. Since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK . One of the highest profile actors in contemporary British popular culture , Fiennes appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK. [3]

M any a wise husband might choose to spring into action following a hint from his wife, but even among the closest of couples, self-mutilation might be a little much to expect. Not for Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his late wife Ginny.

The Arctic adventurer said yesterday that it was following gentle criticism from Ginny - a respected explorer in her own right who planned and acted as base camp leader for many of her husband’s expeditions - that he took his notorious decision to cut off his own frostbitten fingertips.

The former SAS officer said she told him he had become irritable due to the pain. So he hacked through flesh and bone himself, saving a £6,000 surgery bill.

Ranulph Fiennes is one of them. Even at 71, he is still running marathons across continents. And it’s not like he is not bothered by problems of old age. He has plenty of those and more. But he still wants to keep pushing boundaries of what a normal human being can do and explore.

Why? Because he thought that the dam looked ugly in the beautiful English village. And the people in the village complained about it too.

He trained their army for 7 years and conducted many risky but successful missions deep into enemy territory. He risked his life for a country he wasn’t born and for his services he was decorated for exceptional bravery by the sultanate.

"Crevasses can swallow up a 25-ton bulldozer in the blink of a frosted eye. It will be extraordinary if something bad doesn’t happen during the crawl across 2,400 miles of ice in temperatures of -70C and perpetual darkness."

A doom-monger, you might imagine? A naysayer? Actually, these were the words of my co-leader, Anton Bowring, as we left the safe harbour of Cape Town earlier this month and headed for the ice of the Antarctic, and perhaps our most ambitious expedition to date.

"Biting winds and piercing blizzards will replace the balmy splendour of the South African summer,” he added on his blog for good measure. “This was the moment that reality sank in."

"Crevasses can swallow up a 25-ton bulldozer in the blink of a frosted eye. It will be extraordinary if something bad doesn’t happen during the crawl across 2,400 miles of ice in temperatures of -70C and perpetual darkness."

A doom-monger, you might imagine? A naysayer? Actually, these were the words of my co-leader, Anton Bowring, as we left the safe harbour of Cape Town earlier this month and headed for the ice of the Antarctic, and perhaps our most ambitious expedition to date.

"Biting winds and piercing blizzards will replace the balmy splendour of the South African summer,” he added on his blog for good measure. “This was the moment that reality sank in."

Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet , OBE (born 7 March 1944), commonly known as Ranulph ( Ran ) Fiennes ( / ˈ r æ n ʌ l f ˈ f aɪ n z / ), is a British adventurer and holder of several endurance records. He is also a prolific writer.

Fiennes served in the British Army for eight years including a period on counter-insurgency service while attached to the army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Guinness Book of World Records he is the world's greatest living explorer. Fiennes has written numerous books about his army service and his expeditions as well as a book defending Robert Falcon Scott from modern revisionists.

Fiennes was born on 7 March 1944, in Berkshire, shortly after the death of his father, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, commanding the Royal Scots Greys , who died of wounds on 24 November 1943. His mother was Audrey Joan, younger daughter of Sir Percy Newson, Bt . Fiennes inherited his father's baronetcy, becoming the 3rd Baronet of Banbury , at his birth. Fiennes is the third cousin of actors Joseph and Ralph Fiennes and is a distant cousin to the British Royal Family.




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