Ranulph Fiennes

British explorer (born 1944)

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

Ranulph Fiennes in 2014

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.

Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions. Ranulph did the first unsupported walk across Antarctica. 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.

  • A Talent for Trouble (1970), ISBN 978-0340128459
  • Ice Fall in Norway (1972), ISBN 978-0749319083
  • The Headless Valley (1973), ISBN 978-0340158722
  • Where Soldiers fear to tread (1976), ISBN 978-0340147542
  • Hell on Ice (1979), ISBN 978-0340222157
  • To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition, the First Pole-to-pole Circumnavigation of the Globe (1983), ISBN 978-0877954903
  • Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest (2005), Hyperion; Reprint edition, ISBN 978-0786888580
  • Living Dangerously (1988), Time Warner Paperbacks, ISBN 978-0-7515-0434-7
  • The Feather Men (1991) The book upon which the 2011 film Killer Elite is based.
  • Atlantis of the Sands (1992), Bloomsbury, ISBN 0-7475-1327-9
  • The Sett (1997), Mandarin, ISBN 978-0749321611
  • Discovery Road (1998), TravellersEye Ltd, ISBN 978-0-9530575-3-5, (with T. Garratt and A. Brown)
  • Fit for Life (1999), Little, Brown & Co, ISBN 0-316-85263-5
  • Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival, Birlinn Ltd, ISBN 978-1-84158-077-7, (by Sir Douglas Mawson, foreword by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Just for the Love of it: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides (2000), Free to Decide Publishing, ISBN 978-0-620-24782-5, (by Cathy O'Dowd, foreword by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Across the Frozen Himalaya: The Epic Winter Ski Traverse from Karakoram to Lipu Lekh (2000), Indus Publishing Company, ISBN 978-81-7387-106-1, (by Harish Kohli, foreword by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • The Antarctic Dictionary: A Complete Guide to Antarctic English, (2000) Museum Victoria Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9577471-1-1, (by Bernadette Hince, foreword by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Beyond the Limits (2000), Little, Brown & Co, ISBN 978-0-316-85706-2
  • The Secret Hunters (2002), Time Warner Paperbacks, ISBN 978-0-7515-3193-0
  • Captain Scott (2003), Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 978-0-340-82697-3
  • Above the World: Stunning Satellite Images From Above Earth (2005), Cassell Illustrated, a division of the Octopus Publishing Group, ISBN 978-1-84403-181-8 (foreword by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Moods of Future Joys (2007), Adlibbed Ltd, ISBN 978-1-897312-38-4 (by Alastair Humphreys, foreword by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Extreme Running (2007) Pavilion Books, ISBN 978-1-86205-756-2, (by Dave Horsley and Kym McConnell, foreword by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Travels with My Heart: The Essential Guide for Travellers with Heart Conditions (2007) Matador, ISBN 978-1-905886-88-3, (by Robin Liston, foreword by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Face to Face: Polar Portraits (2008), The Scott Polar Research Institute with Polarworld, ISBN 978-0-901021-07-6 (with Huw Lewis-Jones, Hugh Brody and Martin Hartley (photographer))
  • 8 More Tales from the Travellers: A Further Collection of Tales by Members of the Travellers Club, M. Tomkinson Publishing, ISBN 978-0-905500-74-4 (with Sir Chris Bonington, Sandy Gall and others)
  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (2008), Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 978-0-340-95169-9
  • Mad Dogs and Englishmen: An Expedition Round My Family (2010), Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 978-0-340-92504-1
  • Running Beyond Limits: The Adventures of an Ultra Marathon Runner (2011), Mountain Media, ISBN 978-0-9562957-2-9, (by Andrew Murray, introduction by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Killer Elite (2011), Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, ISBN 978-1-4447-0792-2 (previously published as "The Feather Men")
  • My Heroes: Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People (2011), Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, ISBN 978-1-4447-2242-0
  • The Last Expedition (2012), Vintage Classics ISBN 978-0-09-956138-5 (by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, new edition introduction by Ranulph Fiennes)
  • Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth (2013) Simon & Schuster ISBN 978-1-47112-782-3
  • Agincourt: The Fight for France (2015) Pegasus ISBN 978-1-60598-915-0
  • Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge (2016) Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 978-1-473-61798-8