Rab Sponsored Athlete Richard Parks will be appearing at the Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival in Derbyshire on 25th February - get your tickets now. http://www.hvaff.co.uk/buy-tickets.html
The Film - Directed and Produced by Richard Issacs
Richard Parks, the former Welsh International and Barbarian flanker, was forced to retire from professional rugby due to a career ending shoulder injury in May 2009. After a period of contemplation, he decided that he was going to confront his fears and unanswered questions by creating The 737 Challenge. In December 2010 Richard started the unique, multi discipline 737 Challenge. A gripping 7 month expedition to climb the 7 Summits, which are the highest mountain on each of the world's continents, and venture the last degree to The South Pole and Geographic North Pole. All against a 7 month clock!
The epic film of his adventure will make you cry, laugh and be inspired by the enormity of the effort in some of the worlds most beautiful places.
The film premiered at Kendal 2011 to great popular acclaim and can be seen at 2.15pm
The Lecture - Richard talks about his epic challenge
Ex Welsh International rugby player Richard Parks set out from the South Pole on 1st Jan 2011 to attempt to climb the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents and ski the last degree to both North and South Poles, all within a record breaking 7 months. This dramatic lecture chronicles his adventure exposing both the raw emotion and physicality of the challenge amongst some of the world’s most stunning and hostile landscapes.
There will even be a break for beer, pie and peas!
Richard Parks Lecture 7:30pm