Hear stories of epic adventures & explorations with the greatest adventurer of modern time
An Evening with the World’s Greatest Living Explorer
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Direct from the UK, the world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes is coming to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in May 2020 for his first speaking tour of New Zealand. In this fascinating evening we will hear tales from his expeditions over the last 50 years – the meticulous planning, the highs and the lows and just what it takes for someone to cut their own fingers off when frostbite sets in – and so much more.
“I’m thrilled to be visiting in May. I look forward to sharing stories from my many adventures over the years. From my young days in the British Army, through to climbing Mount Everest in my 60s, it will be a fun evening reminiscing about some good times”
Now in his 70s, Sir Ranulph has packed more adventures in one lifetime than most people can ever dream of. Named by the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.
Some of his lifetime highlights include:
- The first and only person to circumnavigate both North and South Pole
- the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean
- the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis
- He discovered the lost city of Iram in Oman
- In 1993 he was the first man to walk across Antarctica, unsupported. He accomplished it in 93 days
- He cut his own fingers on his left hand after suffering frostbite when attempting to walk the North Pole
- He has run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days 4 months after suffering a heart attack. He was in his 60s
Sir Ranulph offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, the live show spans Sir Ranulph’s childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life and early expeditions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge - his goal to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell. He is truly a living legend who understands just how precious our world is and the importance to keep it that way.
Fri 22 May – Town Hall, AUCKLAND / www.ticketmaster.co.nz
Sat 23 May – Aurora Theatre, CHRISTCHURCH / www.ticketek.co.nz
Mon 25 May – Michael Fowler Centre, WELLINGTON / www.ticketmaster.co.nz
TICKETS ON SALE Thursday 27 May