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Richard Parks: Antarctica

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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 people together to create Team Quest; A collaborative project to use one of the most gruelling endeavours on the planet to mobilise a community to create learning opportunities in education and business.

We hope this inspirational journey will help you find the motivation to embark on your own quest or adventure. Come and join the #teamquest community. http://www.richardparks.co.uk/
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In His Own Words

In His Own Words

2019-01-1800:51:39

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 listeners, and from the children, students, Team Quest partners and Richard’s biggest fans - his parents. There’s tears, laughter and reflection in our most inspiring of episodes yet.This series has been produced by Vicki Blight, Harry Bligh, Charlie Phillips, Greg Caine, Mica Moore and Steve Austins. It's a Bengo Media Production for Richard Parks Team Quest www.richardparks.co.uk
The End

The End

2019-01-0400:15:06

Richard Parks’ expedition to ski solo, unassisted and unsupported from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole has been cut short, ending prematurely on day 17. We speak to some of those who know him best.
Update: Expedition Setback

Update: Expedition Setback

2019-01-0200:07:421

After 14 days, Richard's coast to Pole expedition is on hold. His body has broken down after battling against Antarctica's extreme weather conditions. We get the latest.
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 geographical South Pole marker.
Some old friends and Team Quest colleagues send their Christmas wishes to Richard.
Feeding An Expedition

Feeding An Expedition

2018-12-2400:22:181

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 update on Richard's progress.
Preparing for the Pole

Preparing for the Pole

2018-12-2100:22:58

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 regime.
A Whole Lot Of History

A Whole Lot Of History

2018-12-1700:20:442

The story of Richard previous expeditions in Antarctica. Host Vicki Blight also hears from current world record holder, Christian Eide on what it takes to complete this gruelling endeavour.
Richard speaks to Vicki Blight about the weather conditions in Antarctica which have led to him delaying his start date.
Meet the individuals and organisations who have helped make Richard's latest expedition to Antarctica a reality.
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James Mitchell

just listened to this episode on Christmas morning and getting very hungry over freeze dried food 😂 I've also been inspired to book a short trip or to Norway to learn about skiing with a pulk. the man is simply incredibly yet so humble. 💪💪💪👊

Dec 25th
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James Mitchell

loving the podcasts. inspiring and making me a little jealous at the same time.

Dec 17th
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