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I'm 72, but yet to hit my peak.

EXPLORER Sir Ranulph Fiennes is planning to climb four massive mountains at the age of 72.

He wants to take on 18,000ft Denali in Alaska, the highest peak in North America, as well as Mount Carstensz in New Guinea (16,000ft, Australasia), Mount Vinson (16,000ft, Antarctica) and Aconcagua in Argentica (23,000ft, South America) over 10 months.

If he succeeds, he will have climbed the highest mountains on all seven continents after previously getting to the top of Everest (Asia), Kilimanjaro (Africa) and Mount Elbrus (Europe).

Sir Ranulph had a double heart bypass in 2003 but finished the 156-mile Marathon des Sables in the Sahara in 50C heat last year.

His mountain expeditions will raise cash for Marie Curie Cancer Care after he lost his wife Ginny to the disease in 2004.

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Date:Jul 16, 2016
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