Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes brings his Mind Over Matter show to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange
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The world's greatest living explorer is heading for Norfolk.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes's escapades and expeditions have taken him in almost every direction around the globe, including a 52,000 mile odyssey through both poles in the first circumpolar navigation of the Earth (1979-82), the first unsupported crossing of Antarctica (1993) and the first crossing of the Antarctic Continent by foot.
He completed the Marathon des Sables, aged 71, in 2015 dubbed the 'toughest footrace on Earth' to become the oldest Brit to complete it, whilst raising £1m for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
He is currently attempting to become the first person ever to cross both polar caps and climb the highest mountain on each continent.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be taking to the stage at King's Lynn Corn Exchange next month with his theatre show Mind Over Matter.
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It offers an opportunity to hear Sir Ranulph recount the personal journey through his life. From light-hearted to strikingly poignant, Mind Over Matter is the inspirational story of Sir Ranulph's life of conquering several of the most challenging, record-breaking, expeditions and adventures.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Born in the UK in 1944, just after his father was killed in the war, Sir Ranulph was brought up by his mother in South Africa. Returning to the UK to attend Eton, Sir Ranulph left school having failed his A levels. He joined the Royal Scots Greats (Tanks) and later the SAS and became the youngest Captain in the British Army.
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Following a campaign against Marxist Terrorists between 1968-1970, Sir Ranulph was awarded the Sultan of Oman's Bravery Medal in 1970 by HM The Queen. The same year saw Sir Ranulph marry his childhood sweetheart Ginny Pepper and together they launched a series of record breaking expeditions that kept them ahead of their international rivals for three decades.
e planned, organised and took part in the first polar circumnavigation of Earth (1979-1982) - a £29m three year, 52,000 mile odyssey which took intricate planning and a 52 person team to achieve.
Mind Over Matter will be at King's Lynn Corn Exchange on Thursday, July 13. To book call 01553 764864 or go to kingslynncornexchange.co.uk.