Richard Parks (1988-95) has set two Guinness World Records for:
• The greatest distance skied solo, unsupported and unassisted in Antarctica – 3,700km/2,299 miles
• Most solo, unsupported and unassisted journeys in Antarctica – 4
Richard arrived at the South Pole at 06.22am local time (09.22 GMT) on Wednesday 15th January 2020, having skied 1,130km/702 miles in 28 days, 21 hours and 59 minutes – a new British record and the second fastest in history; set by the first Welshman to complete this journey. In 2011, Richard became the first person to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, and to stand on the North and South Poles in the same calendar year.
He is a former Welsh international rugby player, award-winning author, and BAFTA-nominated television presenter.