Richard Parks: Antarctica

12 EpisodesProduced by Richard Parks Team Quest

A unique behind the scenes look into Richard Parks' world-leading expedition to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole as fast as possible. Find out how a former international rugby player became a world leading extreme athlete and has brought a team of … read more

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In His Own Words

January 18th, 2019


Home and reunited with his family, in the final episode of our series, Richard talks to Vicki Blight about a brutal month in Antarctica and they discuss the legacy he hopes his expedition will leave. We hear from you, …

The End

January 4th, 2019


Richard Parks’ expedition to ski solo, unassisted and unsupported from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole has been cut short, ending …

Update: Expedition Setback

January 2nd, 2019


After 14 days, Richard's coast to Pole expedition is on hold. His body has broken down after battling against Antarctica's extreme weather …

New Year at the Bottom of the World

December 31st, 2018


Richard updates us on the latest progress he’s making in Antarctica and the tough challenges mother nature is throwing at him. What will his be strategy next? Plus, the story of the New Year ceremony to move the …

Merry Christmas, Richard Parks

December 25th, 2018


Some old friends and Team Quest colleagues send their Christmas wishes to Richard.

Feeding An Expedition

December 24th, 2018


We find out about the food fuelling Richard and hear what treats awaits him on Christmas Day. Plus Performance Coach, Nicola Phillips gives us an …

Preparing for the Pole

December 21st, 2018


What does it take to ski solo from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole, unassisted and unsupported? We go behind the scenes of Richard’s training …

A Whole Lot Of History

December 17th, 2018


The story of Richard previous expeditions in Antarctica. Host Vicki Blight also hears from current world record holder, Christian Eide on what it …

Antarctica Update: The Weather Outside is Frightful

December 14th, 2018


Richard speaks to Vicki Blight about the weather conditions in Antarctica which have led to him delaying his start date.

Team Quest - The Engine Behind the Dream

December 10th, 2018


Meet the individuals and organisations who have helped make Richard's latest expedition to Antarctica a reality.

Meet Richard Parks

December 4th, 2018


How does a motocross loving, former Welsh rugby international become the fastest Briton to ski from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole, unassisted …

Coming Soon - Richard Parks: Antarctica

November 27th, 2018


From coast of Antarctica to South Pole - solo, unsupported and unassisted - as fast as possible. The inside story of Richard Parks’ latest expedition …

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