Welcome to our adventure...
In 1972 Ran’s wife, Ginny, conceived the circumpolar idea. For seven years they strove to raise support for it and in 1979 set out from Greenwich in a thirty-year-old ice strengthened vessel, Benjamin Bowring, with a colourful crew of volunteers from many countries and backgrounds. The first circumpolar journey round the earth, led
by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, was described in the New York Times as the world’s last great adventure,
and by the expedition patron, HRH Prince Charles as “mad but marvellous”.
The Expedition film "To the Ends of the Earth"? is now available on DVD. Click here.
"As long as such physical challenges exist, and as longs as man cannot conquer nature, there will always, thank God, be people like the Transglobe explorers ready to risk death, in order to achieve something spectacular. They will always win our admiration."
"Mad but marvellous"
HRH Prince Charles, Expedition Patron.
Welcome to those who have arrived here via The Coldest Journey site. This website will soon be transformed into an interactive centre for followers of "Mad but Marvellous" endeavours. Stay tuned!
A new portrait of Ran Fiennes by artist, Nigel Cox. Limited edition. Click here