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Cold Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE
  

Cold Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

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If you’ve experienced Antarctic temperatures of 92F below, then like Ranulph Fiennes you know cold and what it does to the human body. Ranulph Fiennes frames this look at man’s attempts to explore and travel the coldest regions on earth with his own adventures into the coldest places.

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Cold Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE

There are only few human beings who can adapt, survive and thrive in the coldest regions on earth. And below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent much of his life exploring and working in conditions of extreme cold. The loss of many of his fingers to frostbite is a testament to the horrors man is exposed to at such perilous temperatures. With the many adventures he has led over the past 40 years, testing his limits of endurance to the maximum, he deservedly holds the title of 'the world's greatest explorer'. Despite our technological advances, the Arctic, the Antarctic and the highest mountains on earth, remain some of the most dangerous and unexplored areas of the world. This remarkable book reveals the chequered history of man's attempts to discover and understand these remote areas of the planet, from the early voyages of discovery of Cook, Ross, Weddell, Amundsen, Shackleton and Franklin to Sir Ranulph's own extraordinary feats; from his adventuring apprenticeship on the Greenland Ice Cap, to masterminding over the past 5 years the first crossing of the Antarctic during winter, where temperatures regularly plummeted to minus 92 * C. Both historically questioning and intensely personal, Cold is a celebration of a life dedicated to researching and exploring some of the most hostile and brutally cold places on earth.

About the Author

Ranulph Fiennes was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE). One of Britain's most infamous explorers, he has raised over 14 million for charity and was named Best Sportsman in the 2007 ITV Great Briton Awards. In 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes favourite books are:

Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger
This Game of Ghosts by Joe Simpson
Across The Top of the World by Wally Herbert

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE

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Author's Website

www.ranulphfiennes.co.uk/

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Hardback

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ISBN

9781471127823

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