London, Mar 28 : The world's greatest living explorer according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, has said that he would climb Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain after his first attempt failed following a heart attack in 2005.
If successful, he will be the first man to cross both polar icecaps and to scale the world's highest peak. Fiennes (64) is hoping to set a world record by climbing Mt Everest.
It would be his second attempt; Scotsman.com quoted him, as saying.
Fiennes will take the South Col route from Nepal, which was first climbed in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay with expedition guide Kenton Cool and medic Robert Casserley.
The team hopes to raise three million pounds for Marie Curie Cancer Care's Delivering Choice programme.
Fiennes started supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care when he lost his mother, wife and two sisters, the latter three to cancer.