Sir Ranulph Fiennes to give talk at Leyburn venue

Ranulph Fiennes. Photo: www.garysalter.com

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be appearing at the Garden Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn later this year.

An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be held on June 28.

Dubbed ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’ by the Guinness Book of Records, Fiennes has led an extraordinary life of exploration and adventure which has seen him venture to the extremes of the Earth.

Fiennes began his army career in the Royal Scots Greys before joining the SAS and becoming the youngest captain in the British Army. In the 1960s, however, he was removed from the SAS for misuse of explosives and was seconded to the army of the Sultan of Oman where he received a Bravery Medal for his work in counter-insurgency.

After leaving the army he embarked on a life of exploration. Amongst his numerous achievements and accolades he became the first man to reach both the poles by surface travel alongside Charles Burton, and the first to cross the Antarctic continent unsupported together with Mike Stroud.

Indeed, he is still the only person to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar Medal for both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and has lead over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth. In 2003, three and a half months after suffering a massive heart attack, Fiennes ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, as well as becoming the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest in 2009 and completing the legendary Marathon de Sables in 2015.

In 1993 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for raising over £18 million for charity, and over the years he has written numerous bestselling books, including Shackleton in 2021 and his latest book Climb Your Mountain in 2022.

In what is sure to be an unforgettable evening, the audience will be regaled with tales of an extraordinary life lived to the fullest.

Tickets, which start at £24, can be purchased from www.tennantsgardenrooms.com, and the evening is held in association with JM Finn.