Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE

'The World's Greatest Living Explorer'

Described by the Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘World’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes went further and longer in solo expeditions than anyone else before.

As a leadership speaker, Ranulph’s after dinner and keynote motivational speeches focus on the drive and focus needed to survive in some of the most hostile environments possible.

Fiennes was born in 1944, Ranulph served for a total of eight years with the Royal Scots Greys and SAS before becoming the youngest Captain of the British Army. Ranulph began exploring in 1969, leading the British Expedition of the White Nile, this initial journey became the keystone to Ranulph’s future career in expedition whilst establishing himself as the world’s most prominent explorer.

Ranulph’s infamous ‘Transglobe’ expedition between 1979 and 1982 was the world’s first journey around the world’s polar axis at surface level.

Fiennes swiftly followed this feat with the furthest north polar unsupported expedition record in 1986. Ranulph carried on to find lost settlements and break new records for unsupported crossings of the arctic.

During keynote and after dinner speeches, Fiennes draws analogies between business leadership tasks faced everyday to tackling nature’s most savage challenges. Both the elements crucial to a successful expedition and maximising success in business and leadership are relatable to Ranulph’s speeches and presentations.

Focusing upon subjects of patience, enthusiasm, motivation and teamwork, Ranulph’s extensive experience will ensure listeners come away from the speech with a new mindset.

Ranulph is equally adept hosting and acting as a conference facilitator, his humorous and approachable style relating well with the crowd, allowing an interactive feel to the event.

To book Sir Ranulph Fiennes as the after dinner speaker or keynote speaker, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency via our online contact form. Alternatively, call a booking agent directly on +44 1509 85 29 27 for any further information.

  • Leadership Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Risk Consideration
  • Leadership
  • 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

‘Beyond the limits’

‘Going Beyond’

“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. Ranulph Fiennes talks about his adventures showing wonderful photographs which can move the crowd giving people a great insight into achieving the impossible.

“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 Deighton, 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.” – Chris Stott, Elite 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.” – Julia Derbyshire, Playtech