Sir Ranulph Fiennes


Ranulph Fiennes is a respected leading explorer and interesting after-dinner speaker, who can discuss a range of topics at events. With decades worth of stories from all over the globe, audiences are enthralled by Ranulph’s experiences. With such an influential career, it is no surprise that Ranulph has been titled by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Greatest Living Explorer.

Ranulph first developed his fierce resilience and driving determination whilst in the British Army, where he served in the Royal Scots Greys. During this period, Ranulph gained a number of skills in mental strength, which he explores as a speaker. Since the 1960s, Rannulph has excelled as an expedition leader, thanks to the physical resilience he gained in the army. His early missions include exploring the White Nile in 1969 and the Jostedalsbreen Glacier in 1970.

In 1979, Ranulph embarked on the Transglobe Expedition. Alongside members of the SAS, he explored the polar axis using only surface transport – no other explorer has completed that style of mission since. Over the next two decades, Ranulph reached the Tanquary Ford and discovered an outpost of the lost city of Iram, in Oman. He also became the first adventurer to cross the Antarctic continent unsupported after a 93-day trek. Whilst attending events, Ranulph can take his audience on a journey through his previous missions, giving them an insight into the harsh polar winters and blazing climate of the Nile.

In 2003, Ranulph completed the Land Rover 7x7x7 Challenge – seven marathons in seven days. From Patagonia to Sydney, he can reflect upon this experience as a speaker, in particular, how Singapore was the most difficult marathon. In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, he raised £1.8 million and overcame his fear of heights, when he climbed the Eiger by its North Face. In 2009, after a number of failed attempts, Ranulph became the oldest adventurer to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Ranulph is an expert in overcoming challenges, so can offer his audience strategies to achieving their goals. This award-winning explorer is perfect for a range of events, due to his captivating charisma and invaluable experiences.

To book Ranulph Fiennes as the adventure speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

When at corporate events, Sir Ranulph is known to cover the following topics:

  • Business Speaker
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Risk Consideration
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Business Strategy
  • Peak Performance
  • Perseverance & Determination

Expeditions and achievements: 

  • Ranulph Fiennes was the first in the world to reach both poles, with the assistance of Charles Burton. It was a grueling adventure on foot, which has to this date has not been repeated by any known explorer.
  • After a heart attack, 3 day coma and double heart bypass, Ranulph Fiennes went above and beyond to achieve the first known record of a seven day marathon across seven continents.
  • Climbing Everest is something most people will only do once in their lifetimes, but Ranulph has climbed Everest across three times, finally reaching the summit on the third attempt.
  • Winner of ITV Greatest Britons 2007 Sport Award (beating the 2 other main nominees Lewis Hamilton and Joe Calzaghe)
  • Marie Curie 2008 ‘Above and Beyond Award’ Winner

Going Beyond is a perfect example of what you can expect from Ranulph Fiennes during a presentation, his humorous and approachable style puts the crowd in a great mood. Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about his adventures showing wonderful photographs which can move the crowd giving people a great insight into achieving the impossible.

See what people had to say about Sir Ranulph appeared at their corporate events:

“Ran was incredible, the feedback from our delegates has been fantastic – and he’s a really nice guy too a pleasure to work with.”
Tina Sapphire

“Fabulous – a remarkable man who gave a brilliant presentation and was a delight to deal with.  Nothing was too much trouble and the talk was as good as it gets – inspirational, witty, humbling and enthralling. You won’t do any better than have Ranulph Fiennes as your guest speaker”.
Consort Medical

“Thank you for your help with Sir Ranulph attending our event. I have had outstanding feedback on his presentation, it was superb. I also thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend time with him and I found him brilliant to work with.”
ChrisElite Programme Coordinator, UK Sport

“Ranulph was absolutely fantastic yesterday. His talk was very well received by all of our staff and he sold out of his books! Even got myself a selfie or two.”

“Our conference went really well and Ranulph was great. He is a very interesting man.”
KateAsset Finance Solutions

“The event went really well thanks. Ranulph gave an excellent presentation and I know a lot of colleagues took away a lot from it. Very inspirational”
JakeTesco Bank

“He was fantastic and I think he enjoyed it too. Absolutely great and entertaining speech too.”
Jai BP

“Guest speaker was very interesting and engaging.”

“The guest speaker was exceptional, both for his adventurous life and his skill at presentation.”

“Such an entertaining speaker.”

“Ran’s talk at the 100 Property Club Xmas Dinner on 11th December 2018. In my opinion, Sir Ranulph was the best speaker we have ever had. He was extremely entertaining and our guests only said glowing things about his talk. He was a complete professional on the night and was a pleasure to be with. I regretted only letting him talk for an hour as could have listened to him for much longer. I would happily recommend him.” – Richard, Vail Williams LLP