Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet, OBE (born 7 March 1944), better known as Ranulph Fiennes, is a British expedition leader and holder of several endurance records. After failing his A-levels at Eton, Sir Ranulph served in the British Army for eight years, including a period in counter-insurgency service while attached to the army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous record-breaking expeditions and was the first person (with Charles Burton) to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means during the Transglobe Expedition (1979-1982), and was the first person (with Mike Stroud) to completely cross the Antarctic continent on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Guinness Book of Records he is the world’s greatest living explorer. Sir Ranulph is also a prolific charity fundraiser, having raised over £14m for different UK charities. He has written numerous books about his army service and his expeditions, as well as a book defending Robert Falcon Scott from modern revisionists.
1992/1993 The Unsupported Antarctic Continent Expedition
2000 The Arctic Solo Expedition
2003 Seven marathons in seven days on seven continents
2005 and 2008 Everest Tibet and Everest Nepal summit attempts
2007 North face of the Eiger
2009 Everest Nepal Summit