Sunday, March 16, 2008

Featured Pipe Smoker: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Twistleton-Wykeham Fiennes (b. 1944)

One of the first men to circumnavigate the Earth from pole to pole using only surface transportation. His journey of 52,000 miles took place from 1979 to 1982. Author of several books. In 2003 he suffered a heart attack and underwent double-bypass surgery. Four months later he accomplished the near-impossible feat of completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

He served eight years with the British army as a specialist in demolitions. He attempted to climb Mt. Everest in 2005 but turned back after reaching 28,500 feet.

He currently lives in England where he owns and operates a sheep and cattle farm.

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