Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday, January 28

Ralph Fiennes is at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Ralph Fiennes is at Cambridge Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

Named by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

He will be talking about all this in a show called Living Dangerously at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday January 28.

He was the first explorer to reach both Poles, he was the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.

Fiennes served in the British Army for eight years including a period on counter-insurgency service while attached to the Army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.

His current challenge is to be the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Show 7.30pm. Tickets, £33 and £28 from 01223 357851 or or