Sir Ranulph is no a stranger to Jermyn Street. In the seventies he’s known for taking a phial of Floris No 89 for Men with him on his expedition to the Arctic. A true gentleman!
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The Floris No.89 fragrance was a personal favourite of Ian Fleming himself. Floris is mentioned by Ian Fleming in the novels Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever and Dr. No. It’s reported that Sir Ranulph auditioned for the film role of James Bond. Out of 300 hopefuls, he reached the final six before being rejected by producer Cubby Broccoli for having “the hands and face of a farmer”. The part went to Roger Moore instead.
On Tuesday 16 September at 6:45 pm the world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has spent the past 40 years making seemingly impossible challenges of endurance his life’s work and demonstrating the extreme capabilities of the human body will give an illustrated talk ‘Living Dangerously’.
Floris Jermyn Street: Living Dangerously with Sir Ranulph
The talk will take you on a journey through his record-breaking expeditions and the toughest challenges he’s faced so far. These include being the first man to reach both poles by surface travel, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis. Four months after suffering a heart attack he ran seven marathons in seven consecutive days on all seven continents and more recently climbed the North Face of the Eiger and summited Everest. He is regarded as one of the finest motivational speakers in the world.
The talk will take place a short cab ride away from Jermyn Street at the Royal Geographical Society in London. There will be a Q&A afterwards so make sure to prepare something to ask Sir Ranulph!
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The event is in aid of The Urology Foundation, a charity dedicated to the fight against cancer of the bladder, prostate and kidneys.
Royal Geographical Society (1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR)