Lancaster Litfest and Lancaster Arts present:
Sir Ranulph Fiennes in conversation with Sir Chris Bonington
6.30pm for 7pm start.
We are delighted to welcome Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Lancaster as he launches his latest book ‘Fear’. Each ticket holder will receive a complimentary copy of Fear with a signing opportunity at the end of the talk. He will be joined on stage by Sir Chris Bonington. Both climbers will be interviewed by Simon Chapman - a passionate explorer and local author.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.
In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try and explain what fear is, how it happens and how he's overcome it so successfully. He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions.
With an enthralling combination of story-telling, research and personal accounts of his own struggles to overcome fear, Sir Ranulph Fiennes sheds new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.
Sir Chris Bonington started climbing at the age of 16. He led a successful expedition making the first ascent of the South West Face of Everest in 1975 and reached the summit himself in 1985. In 2014 Chris, together with Leo Houlding, climbed the Old Man of Hoy at the age of 80.