Synopses & Reviews
Ranulph Fiennes has traveled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth. In the process he nearly died on several occasions, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, and raised millions of pounds for charity. He discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the South Pole. He was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In 1993, Her Majesty the Queen awarded him the Order of the British Empire for "human endeavor and charitable services." An elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, and a renowned explorer, Fiennes describes here in his own words his incredible journey through life.
"[Ranulph's] book is not all about hairy-chested adventure: he also tells deeply movingly of his love for his first wife, Ginny, his childhood sweetheart . . . His courage, determination, stamina—and madness—are truly awesome." —Daily Express
"It's exhausting just reading about his exploits, so it is a perfect bedtime book. It's delightful to plump up one's duck-down pillows while vicariously enduring Fiennes's successive plunges into the deadly waters of the Arctic, and his festering crotch-rot." —New Statesman
About the Author
Ranulph Fiennes is an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, and a renowned explorer.