"Just to let you know we summitted with Ran this morning, although those watching ITV news will know all about this, worth watching for the awesome summit footage. A docu' will be screened at the beginning of April on ITV4.
Having now spent 4 days on the face I can say that Ueli Stecks recent sub 4 hour ascent is shocking, an incredible achievement."
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, 63, was guided up the Eiger by the UK alpinists Kenton Cool and Ian Parnell and is also attempting to raise £1.5 million for the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme, you can read his despatches at mariecurie.org.uk and Sir Ranulph's myspace.com
Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet OBE (born 7 March 1944), usually known simply as Ranulph (Ran) Fiennes, is a British explorer and holder of several endurance records. He was the first man to visit both the north and south poles by land.
You can read more about the life of Sir Ran here