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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Fiennes in 2014
Born (1944-03-07) 7 March 1944 (age 72)
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Education Sandroyd School, Wiltshire
Eton College, Berkshire
Mons Officer Cadet School, Hampshire
Occupation British Army Officer; explorer and adventurer

Virginia “Ginny” Pepper (m. 1970; d. 2004)
Louise Millington (m. 2005)

Awards Order of the British Empire
Polar Medal
Military career
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1963–1971
Rank Lieutenant
Service number 474357
Unit Royal Scots Greys
22 SAS

No one will pay you for planning an expedition at first: you have to work in pubs at weekends so you can pay the gas bills. I joined the Territorial Army, which paid me when I turned up to drill nights, and so did my wife.
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I go on expeditions for the same reason an estate agent sells houses – to pay the bills.
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Rivalry is one of the factors pushing me. While my back was turned, the Norwegians managed to achieve the first Arctic crossing in winter. I didn't want the same to happen in the Antarctic.
Ranulph Fiennes
As a rule, anything that is pretty you avoid when on an expedition in the polar extremes. Normally anything other than white means a hazard such as a crevasse.
Ranulph Fiennes
While I was serving, I worked as an adventure training officer, teaching soldiers how to ski, canoe and climb.
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