Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Described by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ exploits, escapades and expeditions have taken him in almost every direction around the globe, including the 52,000 mile odyssey through both poles in the first circumpolar navigation of the Earth (1979-82), the first unsupported crossing of Antarctica (1993) and the first crossing of the Antarctic Continent by foot.
Having completed the Marathon des Sables, aged 71, in 2015 (dubbed the ‘toughest footrace on Earth) to become the oldest (then) Brit to complete it, whilst raising another £1m for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and fresh from the latest stage of his latest Global Reach Challenge – where he is attempting to become the first person ever to cross both polar caps and summit the highest mountain on each continent – living legend Sir Ranulph Fiennes is set to embark upon another adventure this summer as he takes to UK theatre stages to recount the hugely impressive and inspiring story of his exceptionally full life in an ‘audience with…’ style theatre show, Mind Over Matter, presented by adventure-based speakers specialists, Speakers from the Edge, and in association with Berghaus.
Sir Ranulph has led over 30 expeditions, climbed to the highest peak on the planet to become the oldest Briton to do so, discovered the lost Arabian city of Ubar, climbed one of the world’s toughest ascents (the dreaded North Face of the Eiger) and conquered the first 7x7x7 Challenge; seven marathons, on seven continents, in seven consecutive days just three months after a massive heart attack, a three-day coma and a double bypass operation, and has raised many millions of pounds for charities in the process.
Mind Over Matter offers another opportunity to hear Sir Ranulph recount the personal journey through his life. From light-hearted to strikingly poignant, Mind Over Matter is the inspirational story of Sir Ranulph’s life of conquering several of the most challenging, record-breaking, expeditions and adventures on Planet Earth.
Mind Over Matter is touring UK theatres in summer 2017 and will be showing at the Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, on Monday, 10 July. To book tickets, contact the Box Office on 01229 820000 / theforumbarrow.co.uk or, for further details, visit www.speakersfromtheedge.com