Thursday, 21 May 2009

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has reached the summit of Everest on his third attempt at conquering the Himalayan giant.

Arriving at the summit just before 1am BST, the veteran explorer became the first man to cross the north and south poles and climb the world's highest peak.
At 65, he also becomes the oldest Briton and the first British pensioner to climb Everest.
The record-breaking adventurer, who hopes to raise £3 million for cancer charity Marie Curie, had a triple heart bypass in 2003 following a heart attack.
Well done, Sir Ranulph! I love that trait in folk where they don't give up. Some call it stubborn, but I think nothing would ever be achieved if we didn't keep trying. Whatever the goal!
Happy painting, thanks for your visit.

1 comment:

Oman said...

Ranulph Fiennes came to Oman a few years ago as the speaker for a meeting I was at; very impressive and the determination was tangible – congratulations to him