Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles (by surface travel) and to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for explosives misuse but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country’s Bravery Medal. The only person awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions, Fiennes has led more than 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth. In 1993 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over £10 million for charity.
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