Richard Parks is an extreme environment athlete. In 2011 he became the first person to climb the highest mountain on each of the world’s 7 continents and stand on all 3 poles within 7 months. In 2014, Richard became the fastest Brit in history to ski solo, unassisted and unsupported to the South Pole.

Richard’s first book “Beyond the Horizon” will be published on 25th September 2014 and his new Channel 5 TV series will be broadcast this autumn.

Antarctica Speed Record

In October 2013 Richard will leave the UK to attempt to break Christian Eide’s Antarctic speed record.

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Blog & News

Read Richard’s personal blogs from Antarctica following his progress every step of the way and find out Richard’s latest news.

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About Richard

Richard Parks is an extreme environment athlete.  Read about his record breaking expeditions and life here.

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Recent blog entries & news

Team Wales appoint Richard as team attaché for Glasgow 2014

The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales has appointed Richard and Welsh rugby player Ryan Jones as official team attachés for Team Wales at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Details of Richard’s book revealed

We are thrilled to announce that Richard’s first book “Beyond the Horizon” will be published on 25th September 2014 by Sphere, an imprint of the Little, Brown Book Group.

Beyond the Horizon is the incredible story of one man’s journey from International rugby player to world record-breaking extreme adventurer. Read more

Richard Parks wins the Blyth Spirit Award at the RPA Awards

Richard Parks was awarded the Blyth Spirit Award at the 2014 Rugby Players’ Association awards dinner last night at Battersea Evolution in London. Read more

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