Described as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be appearing at the Jersey Opera House to a packed audience to give an entertaining and inspiring presentation on October 31. This follows his recent announcement about his six-month expedition ‘The Coldest Journey on Earth’ which starts in December.
Sponsored by ePostbox, Isle of Man Post Office’s revolutionary new digital mail product and organised by the Isle of Man Sporting & Dining Club, Sir Ranulph will motivate his audience with stories and visuals of his remarkable career of awe-inspiring adventures from parachuting onto Europe‟s highest glacier, forcing his way up 4,000 miles of the mightiest rivers of Canada and Alaska, trekking on foot and unsupported to the North Pole and the great Transglobe expedition in which Fiennes and his companion Charles Burton became the first men in history to reach both poles.
Lisa Duckworth, Commercial Director of Isle of Man Post Office said: “We are delighted to be supporting the first Isle of Man Sporting & Dining Club evening in Jersey and are especially pleased this event is a sell-out. Sir Ranulph certainly lived up to the expectation as being one of the world’s top inspirational business motivational speakers when he recently welcomed our guests in the Isle of Man. The Sporting & Dining Club manages to secure some fantastic speakers and this is truly one of the greats. We look forward to being in Jersey for this occasion.”
She added: “Our association with the Isle of Man Sporting & Dining Club allows us to raise awareness of our exciting and innovative new product ePostbox. For the very first time customers have digital control over each piece of mail they receive wherever they are in the world 24/7 via a smart phone or PC. The reception of this product in the Channel Island‟s has been very pleasing.”
Furthermore, Isle of Man Post Office’s support with this event coincides with the recent launch of its stamp issue to commemorate the Centenary of Scott’s South Pole. This is an expedition which Sir Ranulph is very passionate about and commemorates Captain Scott’s heroic expedition to the South Pole. Sir Ranulph provided the commentary text to accompany the photographs which feature on the stamps.
Talking about the stamp issue Sir Ranulph Fiennes said: “I am very pleased to be associated with this Isle of Man Post Office stamp issue dedicated to Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and the wonderful photography of Herbert Ponting. Ten years ago Scott’s reputation was not as it should be so I decided to set the record straight by writing a biography. I am delighted that my book is now followed by this stamp issue in this centenary year.”