In October 2013 Richard will leave the UK to attempt to break Christian Eide’s Antarctic speed record.
2013 will see Richard Parks compete in 3 gruelling races as preparation for his next record breaking expedition. Richard will take on the Yak Attack, the Jungle Ultra & the Double Brutal before aiming to record the fastest solo, unsupported & unassisted journey to the South Pole in history.Find out more
Richard Parks has reached the South Pole, recording the fastest ever solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole by a Brit in history.
He reached the South Pole today at 5.24am GMT, 2.24am Chilean time and 6.24pm local NZ time, completing the 1150km/715m solo journey from the geographical coastline of Antarctica in 29 days, 19 hours and 24 minutes, setting a new British record and recording the second fastest time in history. He also became the first ever welsh person to complete a solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole. Read more
Morning guys. I’m in my tent about to set off shortly for my final day in Antarctica. I’ve done 2 really long days as I am not moving as efficiently with my ski’s, hence why I didn’t Read more