Ranulph Fiennes

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Sir Ranulph Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 7 March 1944) is an English explorer.

Fiennes was born in Windsor, Berkshire. He was educated at Eton College.

Fiennes wrote many books. He wrote 'The sett','Mad,bad and dangerous to know' , 'The secret Hunters' and much more.

He led over 30 expeditions. Ranulph did the first unsupported walk across Antarctica. He is the worlds greatest living explorer. Fiennes holds many records for his 52,000-mile expedition. It ended successfully on August 29, 1982. Fiennes is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the Earth's circumpolar.

He became an English explorer after joining the armed forces.

Fiennes was brought up in South Africa and lived in England for the rest of his life. He climbed Mount Everest successfully in 2009.