Fiennes climbs to Everest summit

  Quickbeam 08:41 22 May 09
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click here Cry God for Harry, England and St George!

"He is the first man to cross both the polar ice-caps and climb 8,850 metres (29,035ft) to the world's highest peak."

Can he top that for a swansong before retiring?

  user8 10:45 22 May 09

Great achievement on the 3rd & possibly his last attempt to reach the top.
And to stand on the top of the world.

  wiz-king 10:55 22 May 09

Now he can go home to Devon to see his long-suffering wife!

  OTT_Buzzard 12:37 22 May 09

"Can he top that for a swansong before retiring"

Orbital skydiving from the ISS perhaps ;)

The world needs more people like Sir Ranulph Fiennes!

  Cymro. 13:21 22 May 09

"The world needs more people like Sir Ranulph Fiennes"

So what on Earth for?
They are only fools to themselves and a bore to the rest of us. Sorry I never could see the point in all this "just because it is there" nonsense.

  OTT_Buzzard 16:49 22 May 09

Because if one persons' acts of doing more than the minimum inspires only one other person to do more than slouch around all day, then it will have been worth it.

  anchor 16:26 23 May 09

He did it this time for charity. Is that the action of a fool or a bore?. Bravo Sir Ranulph.

"His efforts this time are raising money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity - his wife, mother and sister all died from the disease within 18 months".

  Forum Editor 19:44 23 May 09

are driven - they can't stop doing what they do, and if you talk to them you realise that they're not sure why they do it, they just know they feel compelled to test themselves in as many ways as possible.

He'll have to stop pretty soon because at 65 he's reaching the age when his body will say 'enough', even if his mind doesn't. He deserves a few years of rest, but somehow I doubt that he'll be able to sit still for very long.

  WhiteTruckMan 22:16 23 May 09

To something really tough - Temporary Forum Editor this summer while FE goes on his hols to somewhere sunny, out of wifi range ;-)

WTM

  Blackhat 22:35 23 May 09

So where are our younger generation supposed to get their inspiration from?

It is from their piers who achieve what would normally be conceived as beyond reach to the average that sparks the ambition to be better than average.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has achieved a great deal in his life and has given a lot to worthy people through his endeavours. He may do more, he may not, but he has given more in inspiration to others than most of us could dream of.

Try reading his biography.

  Forum Editor 23:26 23 May 09

Now there's a thought......

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