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.

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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 – creator of the 737 Challenge and 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.

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Recent blog entries & news

Blog – Back at Union Glacier Base Camp

Hi guys.  Firstly I have been told about all the messages of congratulations I have received and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all your support.  When I return to Punta Arenas Read more

Richard Parks becomes fastest Brit in history to reach South Pole

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

Antarctica Speed Record – Start of Day 30 AM – The Final Day

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

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