Sir Ranulph Fiennes lined up for ski show

24th September 2010, by Chris Gill

Mountain man Fiennes  [(c) Jagged Globe]

Mountain man Fiennes [(c) Jagged Globe]

Intrepid explorer and mountain man Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be taking on the Ski and Snowboard Show audience this October, as a guest speaker in the new Mountain Theatre.

Fiennes tops the bill in a series of inspiring seminars lined up for the London show, speaking in two sessions on Friday 22 October. Want to know what it’s like to scale Everest or the Eiger? To run seven marathons on seven continents? To survive the harsh environments of the desert or the arctic? Well, Sir Ranulph has the answers. His tales make an inspiring seminar, which we have heard at the Kendal Film Festival and Outdoor Shows – so if you’re heading for the ski show next month, don’t miss this one.

At 66 years old, and as the world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has lots of incredible achievements under his belt. You name it; he’s probably done it (or attempted it) – from tackling the north and south poles, to gruelling mountain marathons. He reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, on his third attempt – and that’s after a heart attack and conquering a fear of heights.

Fiennes began his adventurous career in the 1960’s, after an eight-year stint in the army. As well as expeditions and challenges, the explorer is also heavily involved in charity work and enjoys a rural life in Exmoor, with his young wife and daughter. He will join various other outdoor and winter sports enthusiasts, such as Jenny Jones, Bonita Norris – the youngest female Briton to climb Everest – and Ben Saunders to relive some of their most challenging alpine achievements.

The manager of the Ski & Snowboard Show, Tim Holmes, said, ‘Most of our visitors who are into snowsports also have a real affinity for adventurers of all sorts, so we wanted to bring our visitors closer to renowned figures in the wider world of mountain sports.’

The lecture will take place in the Ski and Snowboard Show’s new 300-seat theatre. Tickets cost £5 and include a Q&A session.


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