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Ranulph Fiennes

"The world's greatest living explorer" - The Guinness Book of World Records

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is an adventurer par excellence whose dedication and passion put him in a class of his own. Best known for crossing both the Arctic and Antarctic and conquering both poles he has just completed the gruelling Marthaon des Sables at the age of 71. His contagious passion and captivating story-telling style make him one of the best speakers available anywhere.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has led more than 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth. He is a fascinating, inspiring and engaging speaker guaranteed to keep attention and interest levels high.

Videos of Ranulph Fiennes

Going Beyond - Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Zeitgeist 2012
'Beyond the Limits' with Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the London Business Forum
Sir Ranulph Fiennes by Alfred Dunhill

Speaker Profile

About Ranulph Fiennes

Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours

  • The only living man to have travelled the Earth's circumpolar axis
  • The only person to have received a double-clasp Polar Medal for exploration in the Arctic and Antarctica
  • The oldest Briton to reach the summit of Mount Everest
  • The oldest Briton to complete the Marathon des Sables
  • First to successfully reach both Poles (with Charles Burton)
  • First to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean (with Charles Burton)
  • First and only circumnavigation of the world along its Polar Axis (with Charles Burton)

Speaking Style

Amusing, enthusiastic informal, passionate, story-telling

Extreme dedication, discipline and determination have enabled Sir Ranulph to become the successful explorer he is today, qualities he shares with his audience as he leads them through his adventurous life. Frequently humorous, often inspired and always approachable, Fiennes motivates teams and organisations to achieve their goals.

Sir Ranulph has set numerous record-breaking expeditions in some of the world's most inhospitable environments. Best known for his expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, Fiennes is an adventurer whose dedication and passion have led him to reach both poles, circumnavigate the world's Polar Axis and to reach the summit of Everest at the age of 65. His experiences and adventures make him one of the most engaging and captivating speakers you could choose. In 1984, the Daily Telegraph named him as one of the top 10 speakers in the world.

He has worked with JP Morgan, British Airways and BT; he has been selected as chief motivational speaker by both IBM New York and AMWAY.

His accolades, too numerous to list in full include;

  • Founder's Medal, National Geographic Society
  • The World's Greatest Living Explorer, Guinness Book of Records
  • Double Clasp Polar Medal
  • UK's Top Celebrity Fundraiser Just Giving
  • Above and Beyond Award - Marie Curie
  • Greatest Briton Award for Sport - ITV
  • Oldie of the Year Award, The Oldie magazine

Speaking Topics

  • Nothing is Beyond Your Reach: Personal Motivation and Determination
  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • A Commitment to Challenge: Motivation, Leadership and Teamwork
  • Living Dangerously: A Life of Adventure
  • The Atlantis of the Sands: The Long Search for the Lost City of Ubar


"Truly remarkable proving that a can-do spirit is still alive in the free world" - Ronald Reagan

"My admiration for Ran is unbounded, and thank God he exists. The world would be a far duller place without him" - His Royal Highness Prince Charles

“Thank you again for making the evening so memorable, not only for myself but for the 590 people in attendance on the night, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive” - RICS QS & Construction

“You lead such an inspiring life and not only defy the odds but also ensure that those who need help receive it with the many millions you and your team have raised over the years” - Londis

“A truly amazing evening. Ranulph not only left our guests in tears of laughter, but moreover inspired by his unparalleled, motivational spirit” - Team Manager, Saatchi & Saatchi

“I wanted to thank you personally for such an outstanding contribution to what became a hugely successful Conference. You have the unique gift to motivate and inspire people to push themselves to the limits” - Head of Professional Development-Finance, Rolls Royce plc

“He thrilled and delighted the audience with his gripping stories from his expedition and adventures” - Chester Festival

Books By Ranulph Fiennes

  • To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition: The First Pole-To-Pole Circumnavigation of the Globe (1983)
  • The Sett (1997)
  • The Secret Hunters (2002)
  • Captain Scott (2004)
  • Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest (2005)
  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (2008)
  • Mad Dogs and Englishmen: An Expedition Round My Family (2010)
  • My Heroes (2011)

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