The world-renowned explorer and adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes delighted students and staff alike with a captivating talk on his extraordinary adventures around the world, when he visited RGS Worcester this week.
At the age of 72 years, Sir Ranulph is currently undertaking a new record-breaking attempt to complete the ‘Global Reach Challenge’ and become the first person to have crossed both Polar ice caps and climbed the highest mountain on all seven Continents. In doing so, he will be aiming to reach his target to raise £20 million for the Cancer charity, Marie Curie.
RGS students were given the opportunity to ask Sir Ranulph questions at the end of the talk. He was asked questions such as “What is the next Frontier?”, “How did you obtain intelligence on other expeditions heading for the same goal as you when you were on a Polar ice cap?”, “What part did your education play in preparing you for your adventures?”. Sir Ranulph also signed and personalised copies of his books ‘Cold’, ‘Heat’ and ‘Beyond the Limits’ which offer a vivid account of his incredible expeditions.
RGS Head Boy, Ben Thomson, who recently visited the Himalayas with the School said:
“The Guinness Book of Records describes Sir Ranulph as “the world’s greatest living explorer” however the humorous and self-effacing way that he describes his amazing achievements made us feel that realising our ambitions is achievable for everyone.”
Mr John Pitt, Headmaster commented: “Sir Ranulph gave a truly memorable talk which I am sure has opened the minds of our pupils. He is a very rare talent: a speaker who can captivate an audience by his delivery as well as by his extraordinary experiences. His achievements are staggering and his resilience, determination and courage are a true inspiration to us all.”
If you wish to find out more about RGS Worcester, please do visit us on our Open Day on 8 October or call 01905 613391 to arrange a tour.