Unfortunately Ranulph Fiennes is no longer able to attend this event. Both he and the BFI apologise for any disappointment caused. He will be replaced by his co-leader on the Transglobe Expedition, Anton Bowring OBE.

  • Director

    William Kronick

  • With

    Narrated by Richard Burton

  • UK-USA 1983. 103min

  • 16mm

Get an explorer’s-eye-view of an unprecedented human endeavour with this rarely screened account of the Transglobe Expedition 1979-82: the first north-south circumnavigation of the Earth without leaving its surface. The epic journey crossing both Poles is captured in specialist all-terrain photography and 16mm footage shot by expedition leader Ranulph Fiennes. The film is also a testament to the remarkable Ginny Fiennes, who devised the expedition and was the first woman awarded the Polar Medal.

With special thanks to the Transglobe Expedition Trust.