books pdf Fear: Our Ultimate ChallengeAuthor Ranulph Fiennes –

BBC RADIOBOOK OF THE WEEKSir 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 himselfIn Fear, the world s greatest explorer delves into his own experiences and those of others to try and explain what fear is, and how we feel it 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

12 thoughts on “Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge

  1. Colin Gibson Colin Gibson says:

    I m finding this book thought provoking, its the second one of Ran Fiennes books I ve read, im about half way though this one He makes you think about fear in a different way, he says he is fearful of going up a ladder to clear the gutter which is somewhat staggering as he has climbed both Everest and the Eiger both of which is was over 60 years of age as well as his adventures in the arctic antarctic He uses stories of people who have been in fearful situations from war to polar bear attacks and to illustrate his views, it I find I share his thinking alot, as I do his fear of climbing up ladders to clean out gutters but thats as far as it goes I did once share a stage with him he would not have known that was when he got a PhD from the university of Portsmouth for his cold weather reaseach I got a PhD strangle using a philosopher Heidegger that helped to understand humans and the way they are this book is a useful understanding along those lines

  2. Tristar777 Tristar777 says:

    Great book by a humble hero of mine and many others God bless you sir

  3. Kyriakos Kyriakos says:

    I usually enjoy his books, but this one a general rambling about fear, no coherence whatsoever In addition, it s a bit funny that while he mentions the fear of terror caused by various regimes even slavery, he never mentions anything about british iron fist on the former colonies of how they contributed to that slave trade.

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  5. Alan George Francis Alan George Francis says:

    I found that the author spent too much time on mundane information at the beginning of the book Maybe this was to pad out the book The book because of this did not hold my attention

  6. Tony Tony says:

    Yet to read but looks promising.

  7. Mark Stone Mark Stone says:

    More of an autobiography than a book about fear.

  8. Heather Bartlett Heather Bartlett says:

    100% positive

  9. Marco PASQUALI Marco PASQUALI says:

    Di questi tempi una lettura non utile ma necessaria L autore integra lo studio teorico con la sua complessa esperienza

  10. E. Skinner E. Skinner says:

    A good book but I think it could have been a lot shorter It s repetitive and kind of depressing really.

  11. Ian Ian says:

    Fear was a fantastic read

  12. Sparky Sparky says:

    It was ok, would have liked to hear about how Fiennes steels himself to face fears and less about fears likely to be encountered in modern times