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Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes at Wexas in 2014
Fiennes in 2014
Born 7 March 1944 (1944-03-07) (age 77)
Education Sandroyd School, Wiltshire
Eton College, Berkshire
Mons Officer Cadet School, Hampshire
Occupation British Army Officer; explorer and travel writer
  • Ginny Pepper
    (m. 1970; died 2004)
  • Louise Millington (m. 2005)
Relatives Mark Fiennes (third cousin)
Ralph Fiennes (third cousin, once removed)
Awards Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png Order of the British Empire
Polar Medal (UK) ribbon.png Polar Medal
Military career
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  United Kingdom Army
Years of service 1963–1971
Rank Lieutenant
Service number 474357
Unit Royal Scots Greys
22 SAS
Sultan of Oman's Army (Territorial Army in 21SAS and “R Squadron”)

Sir Ranulph Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 7 March 1944) is an English explorer.

Fiennes was born in Windsor, Berkshire. He was educated at Eton College.

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.

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