Captain Scott

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 13, 2003
Presents the story of one of the greatest explorers who ever lived by 'the world's greatest living explorer'.

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User Review  - Amsa1959 - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating and very sad story. This year itīs 100 years since Scott and two of his fellow explorers died on the ice in Antarctis. There is much written about him but Sir Ranulph Fiennes ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation.In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over Ģ14 million for charity. He was named Best Sportsman in the 2007 ITV Great Briton Awards and in 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest.

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