Ranulph Fiennes facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Fiennes in 2014
|Born||7 March 1944
|Education||Sandroyd School, Wiltshire
Eton College, Berkshire
Mons Officer Cadet School, Hampshire
|Occupation||British Army Officer; explorer and travel writer|
|Relatives||Mark Fiennes (third cousin)
Ralph Fiennes (third cousin, once removed)
|Awards|| Order of the British Empire
||United Kingdom Army|
|Years of service||1963–1971|
|Unit||Royal Scots Greys
Sultan of Oman's Army (Territorial Army in 21SAS and “R Squadron”)
Fiennes wrote many books. He wrote 'The sett','Mad,bad and dangerous to know' , 'The secret Hunters' and much more.
He led over 30 expeditions. Ranulph did the first unsupported walk across Antarctica. He is the worlds greatest living explorer. Fiennes holds many records for his 52,000-mile expedition. It ended successfully on August 29, 1982. Fiennes is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the Earth's circumpolar.
He became an English explorer after joining the armed forces.
Fiennes was brought up in South Africa and lived in England for the rest of his life. He climbed Mount Everest successfully in 2009.
Images for kids
Fiennes at the Celebrating Captain Scott's Legacy event in London, 2012
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