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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know


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By Ranulph Fiennes

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2007, 1st Edition, D/w, Fine.   Autobiography of one of the most well known explorers who has travelled to the most dangerous and inhospitable places on earth, almost died countless times, lost fingers to frostbite, raised millions for charity and been awarded a Polar Medal and OBE.  Amongst other adventures, the book describes his polar travels (first man to reach both poles by surface travel and first to cross the Antarctic continent unsupported) and his ascent of the North Face of the Eiger with Kenton Cool.  Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, reflects “on a life lived at the very limit of human endurance”.


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