Another signed version – Andy and I were lucky enough to meet Sir Ranulph in Keswick, he thought one of us was called yak. Read our story here (called 'A weekend in the Lakes') to put in context how much we like this book.
This book covers many of the same expeditions in his autobiography but with this book the aim was to explain the lessons learned from each expedition. Taking you through his experiences he describes how he prepared for trips, where things went wrong and more importantly owns up to the attributes which appear to have made him so successful. Learning from mistakes is a key theme and Fiennes provides a bullet point list at the end of each chapter covering the lessons learned.
The book is easy to work through and includes many fascinating pictures of the situations and landscapes he has found himself which really make it another enjoyable read. You often hear the Guiness Book of Record’s title for Ranulph Fiennes ‘The world’s greatest living explorer’, this book (and his others) simply cement why for the reader.