Sir Ranulph Fiennes can’t read maps, says wife

June 23rd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 23 (ANI): Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Britain’s greatest living explorer and holder of several endurance records, does not know how to read maps, his wife has revealed.

Louise made the astonishing revelation while making arrangements for her own adventure doing a 100-mile one-day endurance race by horse.

The adventurer’s wife explained why Sir Ranulph, who spent 1979 to 1982 circumnavigating the world, would not be forming a part of her back-up team.

“Ran will be there when I cross the line but he won’t be crewing - unbelievably, he can’t read a map,” The Mirror quoted her as saying.

Sir Ranulph was the first man to visit both the North and South poles by land and the first man to completely cross Antarctica on foot.

The 65-year-old, who has led more than 30 expeditions, climbed to the summit of Mount Everest in May becoming the oldest Briton to do so. (ANI)

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