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012016111420161115 (R4)

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes reads from his new book about fear - particularly his own.

0120161114

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

012016111420161115 (R4)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes reads from his new book about fear - particularly his own.

0220161115

022016111520161116 (R4)

A highly accomplished mountaineer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes analyses his own fear of heights.

0220161115

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph analyses his own fear of heights - despite being a highly accomplished mountaineer.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

022016111520161116 (R4)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph analyses his own fear of heights - despite being a highly accomplished mountaineer.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

A highly accomplished mountaineer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes analyses his own fear of heights.

0320161116

0320161116

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph looks back at the fears that haunted him while a schoolboy at Eton.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

032016111620161117 (R4)

Sir Ranulph looks back at the fears that haunted him while a schoolboy at Eton.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph looks back at the fears that haunted him while a schoolboy at Eton.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

032016111620161117 (R4)

Sir Ranulph looks back at the fears that haunted him while a schoolboy at Eton.

042016111720161118 (R4)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes looks back at the terrors he confronted while serving in the SAS.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph looks back at the terrors he confronted while serving in the SAS.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

042016111720161118 (R4)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes looks back at the terrors he confronted while serving in the SAS.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph looks back at the terrors he confronted while serving in the SAS.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

052016111820161119 (R4)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes considers the psychology of our irrational fears.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph considers the psychology of our irrational fears.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

052016111820161119 (R4)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has 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 to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has 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, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph considers the psychology of our irrational fears.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Produced by David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes considers the psychology of our irrational fears.