Ranulph (TWISLETON-WYKEHAM-) FIENNES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1944-03-07
Education Eton, Mons Offr Cadet Sch
Publications N/A
Recreations skiing, photography
Clubs Guild of Vintners, Travellers (hon memb), Highland Soc of London
Style Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt, OBE
Career Capt Royal Scots Greys, Capt 22 SAS Regt 1966, Capt Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces 1968-70; exec conslt for Western Europe to Chm Occidental Petroleum Corp 1984-90; author and explorer; leader of first polar circumnavigation of earth (The Transglobe Expedition) that arrived back in UK in Sept 1982 after 3 years non-stop travel, first man (with colleague) to reach both Poles by surface travel, achieved world record for unsupported northerly travel reaching 88 degrees and 28 minutes Siberian Arctic 1990, leader of Ubar Expedition which discovered the lost city of Ubar 1992, record unsupported Polar trek of 1,272 miles in 96 days 1992-93 (also with colleague first unsupported crossing of Antarctic Continent), completed seven marathons on seven continents in seven days 2003, second in North Pole Marathon 2004, climbed North face of the Eiger 2007, climed to the summit of Mount Everest 2009 (oldest Briton); Hon DSc Loughborough Univ; Hon Dr: UCE 1995, Univ of Portsmouth 2000, Univ of Glasgow 2002, Univ of Sheffield 2005, Abertay 2007, Univ of Glamorgan 2012; >ir< French Parachute Wings 1968, Dhofar Campaign Medal 1968, Sultan of Oman's Bravery Medal 1970, Man of the Year Award 1982, Livingstone Gold Medal Royal Scottish Geographical Soc 1983, Gold Medal NY Explorers Club 1984, Fndr's Medal RGS 1984, The Polar Medal 1984 with Bar 1995 by HM the Queen (first wife was first female recipient), ITV Award for the event of the decade 1990, Explorers Club (Br Chapter) Millennium Award for Navigation 2000, Oldie of the Year Award 2004, ITV Greatest Briton (Sport) 2007, Top UK Charity Fundraiser Just Giving Award 2010
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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