Ranulph Fiennes

Guinness World Records World’s Greatest Living Explorer & Oldest British Person to Summit Mount Everest

  • Oldest British person to summit Mount Everest
  • Youngest Captain in the British Army
  • Completed the Land Rover 7x7x7 Challenge
  • Appointed OBE
  • Awarded the Polar Medal and the 2007 Greatest Britons Award

Discover Ranulph Fiennes’s biography of published work below.

Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge
Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge
Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
Mad Dogs & Englishmen

When Ranulph Fiennes is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Building a Team: Blending Character & Attitude
Overcoming Adversity
Handling Extreme Pressure
Connecting Nature’s Hurdles To Day-To-Day
The Importance of Determination, Patience, Discipline & Creative Thinking

Deemed the World’s Greatest Living Explorer by the Guinness World Records, Sir Ranulph Fiennes is a highly decorated explorer who emulates high performance. Enthralling guests with stories of his daring adventures, Ranulph shares how he achieved optimal performance when he became the oldest British person to summit Mount Everest and the youngest Captain in the British Army. Learning all aspects of high performance serving in the British Army, attached to the Army of the Sultanate of Oman, Ranulph is now hired as a high performance speaker covering topics such as building a team, overcoming adversity and handling extreme pressure.

After failing entry to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Ranulph strived hard to achieve high performance with several months of training – which resulted in him being granted a short service in the Royal Scots Greys. Proving his ability to perform optimally under immense pressure, Ranulph was later seconded into the Special Air Service, specialising in demolition, before being seconded to the Army of the Sultan of Oman. Decorated for Bravery by the Sultanate, Ranulph finished his service in 1971 having been the youngest Captain of the British Army. During the latter years of his Army service, Ranulph also turned his attentions to being an expedition leader – leading expeditions up the White Nile on hovercrafts.

Forging his success as an adventurer, Ranulph has completed many daring adventures. One of his most notable expeditions has included completing the Transglobe Expedition, a journey that encompasses journeying around the world on its polar axis using only surface transport. He also attempted to walk solo unsupported to the North Pole, unfortunately failing the attempt and suffering frost bite on his left hand. Amputating the frozen fingers himself, Ranulph is the epitome of overcoming adversity to achieve high performance. Having also attempted the world’s hottest and coldest journeys, there are few explorers who have attempted as daring feats as Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Awarded the Polar Medal, named as one of the 2007 Greatest Britons Award and appointed OBE, there is no questioning that Ranulph has marked his name in the Great British history books. From completing the Land Rover 7x7x7 to becoming the first person to ever to have climbed Everest and crossed both polar icecaps, Ranulph is now hired as a high performance speaker for a variety of corporate events. Translating his experiences as an adventurer into a business context, Ranulph shares his expertise on building teams, attitudes, overcoming adversity, the importance of determination, discipline and handing extreme pressure. If you are looking for a speaker who has demonstrated their abilities of maintaining high performance under immense pressure, look no further than Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Official Testimonials

Ranulph Fiennes is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Fabulous – a remarkable man who gave a brilliant presentation and was a delight to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and the talk was as good as it gets – inspirational, witty, humbling and enthralling. You won’t do any better than have Ranulph Fiennes as your guest speaker”

Consort Medical

“The event went really well thanks. Ranulph gave an excellent presentation and I know a lot of colleagues took away a lot from it. Very inspirational!”

Tesco Bank

“Thank you for your help with Sir Ranulph attending our event. I have had outstanding feedback on his presentation, it was superb. I also thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend time with him and I found him brilliant to work with.”

UK Sport

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