Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure.

The 76-year-old has inspired generations, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken - and now he is preparing to share his fascinating stories and experiences with the audience at the Wycombe Swan in February next year.

Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.

His current goal is to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

But the world’s greatest explorer is now heading out on a live tour, stopping off in High Wycombe on Monday, February 8, with his show entitled ‘Living Dangerously’.

Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously offers a personal journey through Sir Ranulph’s life, spanning his early childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life, the Transglobe Expedition and his current Global Reach Challenge; making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.

Sir Ranulph was born in the UK in 1944, just after his father was killed in the war.

He was brought up in South Africa and returned to the UK to study at Eton College - but failed his A-Levels.

He went on to join the Royal Scots Greys before joining the SAS in 1965 and was the youngest captain in the British Army.

He married his childhood sweetheart Ginnie Pepper in 1970 and together they launched a series of record-breaking expeditions.

They were first to reach both poles, first to cross the Antarctic and the Arctic and first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis - a 52,000 mile journey that took three years and meticulous planning.

They carried out all these missions with Charles Burton.

In 2003, only three and a half months after a massive heart attack, three-day coma and double bypass, Ranulph Fiennes (with Mike Stroud) achieved the first 7x7x7 - seven marathons in seven consecutive days on all seven continents.

The explorer shows no signs of stopping - he is attempting to become the first person to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountains on each continent in aid of Marie Curie as part of the Global Reach Challenge.

To hear fascinating stories about all of these incredible achievements and even more, head to the Wycombe Swan to watch him live on February 8, 2021.

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