#EnactusUKNationals 2016 Keynote Speaker: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“CONQUERING NEW TERRITORIES REQUIRES NOT ONLY AMBITION BUT ALSO LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

TMF Group, Global Brand Ambassador 2016

We are delighted to announce that Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, described by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the World’s Greatest Living Explorer’, will be our keynote speaker on Day 2 of the 2016 Enactus UK National Competition!

For fifty years, Sir Ranulph has inspired generations with his ability to conquer new territories, embrace opportunities and build high performing teams whilst undertaking some of the hardest challenges on earth. Starting in 1967 with the Jostedalsbreen Glacier Expedition, Sir Ranulph has since undertaken physical challenges across all the world’s terrains and continents. His many achievements include completing a Transglobe Expedition (1979-82), a solo Arctic Expedition (2000), and the gruelling Marathon des Sables (2015) aged 71.

Across six decades of record breaking expeditions Sir Ranulph’s achievements include:

Eiger - Credit to Ian Parnell

Eiger - Credit to Ian Parnell

  • Over $23 million raised for charity
  • First to reach both Poles by surface travel
  • First to cross Antarctic and Arctic Ocean
  • First to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis
  • First hovercraft expedition up the longest river in the world
  • First unsupported crossing of the Antarctic continent
  • Summited Mount Everest and The Eiger North Face
  • Completed Marathon des Sables aged 71

“I am really looking forward to speaking at the Enactus UK National Competition and being part of this unique event that celebrates entrepreneurial action amongst young people to drive social change. Solving problems whether large or small, in your local community or abroad has its own unique set of challenges. Only by knowing the risks and planning for them, can you overcome them. I hope my stories can inspire and motivate the bright young people in attendance”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

Ran Concentration - Eiger - Credit to Ian Parnell

Ran Concentration - Eiger - Credit to Ian Parnell

Khumbu Icefall - Credit to Liz Scarff

Khumbu Icefall - Credit to Liz Scarff