SO FIENNES: Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the British aristocrat, explorer and writer, has become the latest famous figure to front the men’s campaign, which was shot by Rankin and breaks on Jan. 25.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes becomes the oldest Briton to complete the Marathon des Sables at 71. He crosses the finish line at 7.37pm after running for six days in over 50C heat in the South Moroccan desert
The life story of Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes is long, exciting and in a lot of details explained in this book. This is why I will not go into to much detail here. After he followed his father’s footsteps into military service for several years, Ranulph Fiennes started a lifetime of adventures and expeditions. Through these endeavors he earned the title of world’s greatest living explorer according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Among the different expeditions he underwent one of the most notable is maybe the . This expedition took him and Charles Burton one time around the world crossing both poles while only traveling by surface means. In 2003, following the idea of his long term expedition companion , they ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents, just a few months after Fiennes had a heart bypass operation. Among other things Ranulph Fiennes successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2009, at the age of 65, making him the oldest British person that reached both poles and the summit of the highest mountain in the world.