12 episodes

A unique behind the scenes look into Richard Parks' world-leading expedition to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole as fast as possible.

Find out how a former international rugby player became a world leading extreme athlete and has brought a team of people together to create Team Quest; A collaborative project to use one of the most gruelling endeavours on the planet to mobilise a community to create learning opportunities in education and business.

We hope this inspirational journey will help you find the motivation to embark on your own quest or adventure. Come and join the #teamquest community. http://www.richardparks.co.uk/

Richard Parks: Antarctica Richard Parks Team Quest

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    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

A unique behind the scenes look into Richard Parks' world-leading expedition to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole as fast as possible.

Find out how a former international rugby player became a world leading extreme athlete and has brought a team of people together to create Team Quest; A collaborative project to use one of the most gruelling endeavours on the planet to mobilise a community to create learning opportunities in education and business.

We hope this inspirational journey will help you find the motivation to embark on your own quest or adventure. Come and join the #teamquest community. http://www.richardparks.co.uk/

    In His Own Words

    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

    • 51 min
    The End

    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.

    • 15 min
    Update: Expedition Setback

    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.

    • 7 min
    New Year at the Bottom of the World

    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.

    • 22 min
    Merry Christmas, Richard Parks

    Merry Christmas, Richard Parks

    Some old friends and Team Quest colleagues send their Christmas wishes to Richard.

    • 7 min
    Feeding An Expedition

    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.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Hurfs ,

Genuinely the most incredibly awe inspiring & humbling podcast I have ever listened to!

Absolutely incredible effort by Richard Parks & top rate reporting by the podcast production team! I am recommending this to everyone I meet.
Congratulations to Richard, Team Quest & Bengo Media for creating such an unparalleled project & sharing it with so many people!!! Thank you!

LesKirkpatrick ,

Richard Parks - what an inspiration!

The Techniquest community is honoured to be working with Richard on this incredible project. If you want to be inspired, listen to all of his podcasts because you won’t believe what he’s putting his mind and body through on this latest expedition. He is amazing!

Damaje73 ,

Fantastic

This podcast gives a truly unique insight into the mind of an explorer, record breaker and the challenges faced from inception of idea to its execution.

Pob lwc Richard & Tam Quest

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