Ranulph Fiennes to clamber four mountains for Marie Curie charity – BBC News

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to attempt to ascent four mountains to accomplish a quest to clamber the highest mountain on every continent.

If he supersedes, the adventurer will become the first person to climb the highest mountains on all continents, as well as cross both polar ice caps.

He has already reached the North and South Poles and clambered the most important one mountains on three continents so far.

Sir Ranulph is looking to raise a total of 20m for donation in his lifetime.

He has already created 18 m in so far, of which 8.3 m “ve been here for” Marie Curie.

The 72 -year-old said he seemed “compelled to keep mounting myself these challenges to raise money for Marie Curie”.

The Marie Curie charity charges for people with any terminal disease and likewise facilitates their families.

Between August 2016 and May 2017 Sir Ranulph are endeavouring to climbing Mount Carstensz in New Guinea, Australasia, Mount Vinson in Antarctica, Aconcagua in Argentina, South America, and finally Denali, Alaska, which is the highest crest in North America.

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Image caption Sir Ranulph climbed Mount Elbrus earlier the coming week

Sir Ranulph has already reached the North and South Poles by bridging the Antarctic continent and the Arctic Ocean in 1982.

In 2009 he climbed Mount Everest in Asia, reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa in 2004 and clambered Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, earlier this week.

Sir Ranulph lost half of each of the paws and thumb on his left hand after keeping severe frostbite in 2000.

In May of this year he was forced to turn back from clambering Mount Denali after suffering from chronic back pain.

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Image caption The explorer lastly suppressed Mount Everest in 2009

For this Global Reach Challenge, Sir Ranulph will have to overcome vertigo and Cheyne-Stokes, a condition which debilitates his breathing above 16,000 paws. He will too contend with extreme temperatures, unpredictable condition and altitude sickness.

He supposed: “After ultimately summiting Everest after three assaults I pronounced I would leave any other mountains to the proper climbers but many phenomena changed my judgment.

“Climbing four farther mountains in a short space of time is going to be a definite objection, specially clambering Denali in Alaska which simply had an 18% success rates during this year’s season.

“But, if it conjures coin for Marie Curie then I would really like to have a go.”

Dr Jane Collins, chief executive of Marie Curie told: “Sir Ranulph has an unfailing commitment to raise money for Marie Curie and he is quite literally going to the ends of the earth and back to do so.

“His determination and ability to push himself to his restrictions is genuinely inspiring.”

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