The World’s Greatest Living explorer, Sir Ranulph has spent over 30 years leading expeditions and breaking world records with his endeavours.
He was born in 1944 and brought up in South Africa then moved back to the UK to study at Eton. After failing his A levels he joined The Royal Scots Greys and then the SAS becoming the youngest captain in the British Army.
After leaving the armed forces his need for adventure led him to undertake a number of risky expeditions to remote parts of the globe. This has included:
The Transglobe expedition 1979-1982
The first unsupported walk across the Antarctic in 1993
Summiting Mount Everest in 2009
Sir Ranulph is also a well regarded author writing a number of bestselling books with one them recently being adapted into a Hollywood film. His activities have been rewarded with many awards from a variety of institutions, and include:
Doctorates from at least 7 Universities
Royal Geographic Society’s Founder's Medal
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Polar Medal for "outstanding service to British Polar exploration and research."
In October 2007, Sir Ranulph was ranked 94th in a list of the "Top 100 living geniuses" published by The Daily Telegraph and in 2007 received the ITV Greatest Briton Award for Sport.