Ranulph Fiennes

Former Captain in the British Army, Oldest Brit to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest, & Described as the ‘Greatest Living Explorer’ by Guinness World Records

  • First Person to Climb Everest and Cross Both Polar Ice Caps
  • Won the Marie Curie Above and Beyond Award
  • Completed the First-Ever 7x7x7 (Seven Marathons, in Seven Days on Seven Continents)
  • Completed the First Unsupported Crossing of Antarctica

Discover Ranulph Fiennes’s biography of published work below.

Climb Your Mountain: Everyday lessons from an extraordinary life
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

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

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

Ranulph Fiennes is a world-renowned explorer, with decades worth of experience travelling the globe. As the youngest Captain in the Army and the oldest British person to summit Mount Everest, he has not let age define his profound success. Having developed an incredible amount of record-breaking achievements, Ranulph was described as the ‘greatest living explorer’ by Guinness World Records. When looking to hire an inspirational speaker who leaves audiences enthralled by his accomplishments, look no further than Ranulph.

First developing his driving determination and powerful leadership whilst, in the British Army, Ranulph gained seven months of training before being granted service commission in the Royal Scots Greys. Determined to work his way up the ranks, he became the youngest Captain in the Army, a testament to his natural leadership abilities. After eight years of serving his country, he relinquished his commission in 1971 to turn his passion for adventure into a career.

A world-renowned expedition leader, Ranulph has completed the Transglobe Expedition alongside two fellow members in which they journeyed around the polar axis using surface transport only. Sharing his journey through perseverance and dedication, he completed The Coldest Journey and The Hottest Journey despite initial failures. From minus 90 degrees in Antarctica to 50 degrees in the Sahara, Ranulph is admired for overcoming mental and physical challenges. In 2003, completed a remarkable seven marathons in seven days, allowing him to complete the Land Rover 7x7x7 Challenge.

An inspiration to audiences globally, Ranulph Fiennes is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements to share his specialist knowledge on topics such as building a team, overcoming adversity, and handling extreme pressure. In recognition of his profound achievements, he has been awarded both an OBE and the Polar Medal with double clasps. Having published 30 books throughout his career, Ranulph is admired for sharing his journey in some of the most high-pressure situations imaginable. With an outstanding leadership style which has allowed him to bring others with him on his one-of-a-kind expeditions, Ranulph has become a must-see speaker for audiences of all ages.

Official Testimonials

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

“If you could please pass on to him that the feedback on his talk has been great; he was certainly inspirational on some of our core themes about overcoming obstacles to get to a goal, the importance of motivation and commitment, and the dangers of frostbite (and Norwegians!). It was a real privilege to hear from him first-hand and thank you very much for making it happen.”

United Minds Global

“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

“We were delighted with Sir Ranulph. He was incredibly engaging and a good sport throughout the event.”

Robin, Taunton Round Table

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