When world-renowned polar explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes turned his attentions from the great frozen wilderness of the Poles to the world’s highest and most testing mountains he faced several challenges. In his early sixties and recovering from a very severe heart attack, he had no climbing experience and, not least, suffered from vertigo! This is the inspirational story of how he conquered those fears to summit two of the most dangerous mountains in the world.
Sir Ranulph will be interviewed live on stage by acclaimed high altitude mountaineer and photographer Ian Parnell. Ian filmed Ranulph on both mountains as they climbed. Includes footage and images from both expeditions.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is described by The Guinness Book of Records as “The world’s greatest living explorer”. During his 40-year career, Sir Ranulph has led more than 30 expeditions and is the holder of several endurance records. He completed a 52,000 mile Transglobe overland expedition, and was the first person to visit both the North and South poles by surface means as well as becoming the first person with Mike Stroud to cross Antarctica on foot.
Ian Parnell is one of Britain's leading alpinists. He is also a mountain photographer, film-maker and journalist and is currently the associate editor of Climb magazine. Ian has made significant first ascents in the Himalayas, Greenland and the Alps while his numerous winter ascents in Scotland are recognised as amongst the most technical climbs so far achieved. He filmed Sir Ranulph's first expedition to Everest in 2005 and his successful summit of the North face of the Eiger in 2007, filming live broadcasts for ITN news.
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