Review: Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the Pavilion Theatre

IMPRESSIVELY titled ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’ by the Guinness Book of Records, Sir Ranulph Fiennes took his Bournemouth audience on an epic journey through his life on Tuesday night. 

From rebellious tales of his SAS days to his ten year circumnavigation of the globe, Sir Ranulph had the audience hanging on his every word. 

Despite his awe-inspiring and shockingly brave stories,  Sir Ranulph retold his life’s adventures in a down-to-earth and oftentimes hilarious style.

Whether he was retelling the time he sawed his own fingers off in the shed after his solo trip to the North Pole, or when he and his expedition partner nearly froze to death, Sir Ranulph found the humour in every anecdote.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously 

The rescheduled show Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously offered a personal journey through the legendary explorer’s life, from his early years to the present day, showcasing his pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, writer and poet Sir Ranulph was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.

The show was filled with brilliantly selected images running alongside Sir Ranulph’s presentation – including lovely snaps of Sir Ranulph’s late wife Ginny who was the first female member of the all-male Antarctic Club and for whom he said all of his success is attributed.

Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously discussed Sir Ranulph’s early life to the present day including his Transglobe Expedition and current urrent Global Reach Challenge.

The final segment of the event was a question and answer sessions whereby audience members could tweet their queries to Sir Ranulph. 

Always trying to beat other nations to a world record title, when asked what he’s got planned next, Sir Ranulph simply answered: “I couldn’t possibly tell you that .. There might be Norweigans in the audience.” 

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