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Mindset more important than fitness for adventurer

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Adventurer extraordinaire, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has trekked across Antarctica, discovered a lost city and even cut off his own fingers after suffering frost bite.

Sir Fiennes fell into his life as an explorer after his dreams of commanding a cavalry regiment were dashed when he found he wasn’t academically talented enough for that role.

He says mindset is as important as being physically fit when taking on the big adventures.
“You try and daydream, try to think of anything other than what’s going wrong with your body,” Sir Fiennes told 6PR Breakfast.

He also told Steve and Baz how he came to the decision to cut off parts of his fingers because a doctor wouldn’t perform surgery on his frostbitten fingers for five weeks.

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Sir Ranulph Finnes will be in Perth to share his stories at Crown Theatre on March 29.
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