9 Dec 2023

Ranulph Fiennes: Lawrence of Arabia

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 9 December 2023
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Photo: Gary Salter

Sir Ranulph Fiennes pays tribute to a fellow legend in his new biography Lawrence of Arabia.  

A former SAS officer, Fiennes says he feels a lot of affinity for  archaeologist and adventurer Thomas Edward Lawrence, who made a gruelling 300-mile journey through blistering desert heat during the 1916 Arab Revolt.  

No shirker himself, Fiennes was first to reach both Poles, first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean and first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis. He climbed Everest age 65.