Sir Rannulph Fiennes - Will he ever quit?

#2
In answer to your question when he is cold, and not because of ambient temperatures
 
#3
I met Sir Ranulph recently & top bloke indeed.


On Auntie's Breakfast this morning his other desires is to swim the English Channel at some point, that'll be after the 14 month total duration of this Expedition..
 
#4
Yup mad as a box of frogs
 
#5
I'm sorry I just don't buy into this tool or his 'adventures'.
 
#8
14 months is a long time to take out of your life especially In his twlight years.
 
#10
Well when you've got an ego the size of his on your back it'll never let you go.

I feel sorry for him, to be honest.
 
#12
I've always been vaguely hoping that he would one day be devoured by a polar bear. He's cruelly cheated me of this comforting thought by going to the Antarctic rather than the Arctic, so I will instead live in hope that he is pecked to death by penguins.
 
#14
Yup mad as a box of frogs
I'm sorry I just don't buy into this tool or his 'adventures'.
Whichever one you choose he always seemed to be one of the over privileged who used his connections for the most selfish means. Typical of the Boys Own era of adventurers who did things because they can and indulged themselves with no particular benefit to others.
There are still a lot of people out there who are and will remain very pissed off by "The Feathermen" and the fall out from it.
 
#16
I think his expeditions raised around £14m for charities such as the heart foundation, Marie Curie and something for window lickers.

Not really the actions of a selfish chap.
 
#17
If he's taking 14 months to do this exped, I'm sure the locals where he lives will be happy. He's not the most popular bloke around there.
 
#18
For myself the whole world of exploration seems to be imploding; swim the channel, fine people can do it again in an effort to swim it faster.

But Everest has been scaled, both poles have been reached, the surface of the earth has been walked on and mapped. Exploration is now in the same realm as extreme ironing; first to travel up the Amazon wearing only flip flops, the first to hit the pole at the worst time to do it, it all smacks of Top Gear 'challenges' contrived and proving nothing, other than your sponsor's kit works.

Not that I would contemplate doing it in the first place.
 
#20
There is a man that has never grown out of "look at me mother, no hands".
Though I agree with your post, and don't care for his particular style of egotism, his life is a fuckload more interesting than most and he's hailed as a legend everywhere he goes. If anyone is taking the wrong approach to life, it's probably the rest of us.

(and as pointed out, he does raise a huge amount for charity)
 

Similar threads

New Posts

Latest Threads

Top