Richard Parks: Antarctica
Richard Parks Team Quest
Jan 18, 2019 51 min
In His Own Words
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
Jan 04, 2019 15 min
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.
Jan 02, 2019 7 min
Update: Expedition Setback
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.
Dec 31, 2018 22 min
New Year at the Bottom of the World
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.
Dec 25, 2018 7 min
Merry Christmas, Richard Parks
Some old friends and Team Quest colleagues send their Christmas wishes to Richard.
Dec 24, 2018 22 min
Feeding An Expedition
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.
Dec 21, 2018 22 min
Preparing for the Pole
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.
Dec 17, 2018 20 min
A Whole Lot Of History
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.
Dec 14, 2018 9 min
Antarctica Update: The Weather Outside is Frightful
Richard speaks to Vicki Blight about the weather conditions in Antarctica which have led to him delaying his start date.
Dec 10, 2018 19 min
Team Quest - The Engine Behind the Dream
Meet the individuals and organisations who have helped make Richard's latest expedition to Antarctica a reality.