Sunday, March 07, 2010

A manly man

Sir Ranulph sounds like a stud!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8554639.stm

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

Last May, at the age of 65, he climbed to the top of Everest, the world's highest peak, to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Sir Ranulph had a double heart bypass in 2003 and suffered a heart attack two years later as he came agonisingly close to the summit of Everest.

He ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days in 2003 and climbed the treacherous north face of the Eiger in 2007.

I'm quite impressed and I wonder why I don't remember hearing about him. I read extensively about mountain climbers back in the 90's, reading at least thirty books about various adventurers.

But anyway, my concern here is that Sir Ranulph may have suffered a stroke. It seems odd that someone who has enough control over their body to do all these amazing athletic feats would drive into the oncoming traffic like that. I hope he, and everyone else injured in the crash, is okay.



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