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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: As Sir David Attenborough turns 90, let's name the polar ship after him

Evening Standard - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Sir David Attenborough will be 90 next week, though given his indomitable activity it's hard to believe it. Over the course of his career he has done more than any other British broadcaster to bring the wonder and beauty of the natural world to our ...

Sir Ranulph Fiennes on leadership: 'There are times when you have to be dictatorial'

Evening Standard - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
"There are times when you have to be dictatorial, when you feel that you are more confident in the right way of doing things than others are," says Sir Ranulph Fiennes of leadership. But what does he know? He only led the first hovercraft expedition up ...

Meet Bill Mitchell, the 71-year-old Briton who just broke Sir Ranulph Fiennes's desert marathon record - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
When Sir Ranulph Fiennes completed the gruelling race in 2015, becoming the oldest Briton to ever cross the finish line, he duly reported finding the experience as "more hellish than hell".

Mark Wood praised for North Pole efforts by legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Coventry Observer - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
COVENTRY EXPLORER Mark Wood and his team has been praised by one of the heavyweight explorers after successfully reaching the North Pole in 13 days.

'David Attenborough is best man for polar vessel honour'

Western Daily Press - ‎12 hours ago‎
Veteran explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has called for Britain's new polar ship to be named after broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
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Boaty McBoatface is up for discussion with science experts called to Parliament to talk about the name

The Sun - ‎5 hours ago‎
They include from veteran explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Writing in the Evening Standard he said: "One part of the world that Sir David has done a great deal to educate us about is one that I have come to know well over the years, the polar regions ...

How to survive being lost in the wilderness: 5 top tips from TV survivalist Ed Stafford

BT TV (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
The survivalist and former army officer not only holds the Guinness World Record for being the first person to ever walk the length of the Amazon River (an achievement that Sir Ranulph Fiennes described as “truly extraordinary”) but he's taking his ...
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Ken's speaking event in the Isle of Man

Isle of Man Today - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Previous events have included England World Cup winning rugby captain Martin Johnson, Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish and explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE who will be making a return speaking engagement at the Royal Hall, Villa Marina on December ...


Uttoxeter Advertiser - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Since reaching the North Pole, following a 120-nautical mile trek, the three-man Race Against Time team, headed up by explorer Mark Wood, has won praise from explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. As expedition patron he sent the team a message saying: "Very ...

The Saint's Ian Ogilvy reveals funny account of losing his virginity

Daily Mail - ‎May 1, 2016‎
When I was 14, I was obliged to enter the boxing contest and found myself matched against a boy from another house named Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (later a famed explorer). We agreed not to hit each other and flailed away harmlessly for three ...

Midland sponsored polar team back in UK

FreshPlaza - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
And, since reaching the North Pole on Monday, following its dangerous 120 nautical mile trek, the three man Race Against Time team, headed up by Coventry explorer Mark Wood, has won praise from the great explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. As expedition ...
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Brave explorers taking on the North Pole return to the UK

Uttoxeter Advertiser - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Since reaching the North Pole, following a 120-nautical mile trek, the three-man Race Against Time team, headed up by explorer Mark Wood, has won praise from the Sir Ranulph Fiennes. As expedition patron he sent the team a message saying: "Very well ...

Hunstanton man and his friend take on the world by tandem

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Mr Whybrow and 22-year-old Mr Agate, who works in Canterbury as a bar manager and is from Pulborough in West Sussex, were inspired by their patron Sir Ranulph Fiennes' pole to pole circumnavigation, as well as Mark Beaumont's record-breaking ...
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Pioneering project to safeguard Europe's smallest swan

Phys.Org - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Researchers at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus are involved in a pioneering project to safeguard Europe's smallest swan, which has won support from Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Pen Hadow and Sir David Attenborough and a swathe ...

When 26 miles just isn't enough... Meet the 81-year-old multi marathon man - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Within 18 months he had done London again and Edinburgh twice. And then he read about Sir Ranulph Fiennes's epic undertaking of seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

Polar expedition with Staffordshire sponsor shares pictures of icy trek: SLIDESHOW

Staff Newsletter - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The three-man Race Against Time team, headed up by Midland explorer Mark Wood, has won praise from the great explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. And as it prepares to head back to home soil it has started to unveil images from its 13 days on ice. Aimed at ...

Nepal earthquake anthology profits to go to charity

The Bookseller - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Head of Zeus is to publish the "biggest, most comprehensive" collection of writing about Nepal in print a year after the earthquake that devastated the country.
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'Pole To Pole' Expedition: Renowned Explorer To Circle Entire Globe

Gear Junkie (blog) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
While Sir Ranulph Fiennes set off on an expedition in 1979 that followed the Greenwich Meridian and was the first to circumnavigate the globe north to south, his journey spanned nearly three years.

Irish inspired by Hagler and Fiennes

ESPN - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Marvin Hagler, the former world middleweight champion from the United States, flew into Dublin on Wednesday night to address the Ireland squad, while Monday evening was given over to a lecture and question and answer session with Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Turnditch man breaks record in epic desert running race and heads for London Marathon

Ashbourne News Telegraph - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The achievement has cemented Bill, who is a few weeks short of his 72nd birthday, a place in the history books as the oldest Briton to complete the Marathon des Sables - beating the previous record held by Sir Ranulph Fiennes who was only just over 71.