Richard Parks: Antarctica

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
Jan 04, 2019 15 min

The End

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.
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