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MIPTV Picks 2012: Conquering the World

Over a seven-month period, rugby player-turned-mountaineer Richard Parks sought to enter the record books by climbing the highest mountains on all seven continents, and standing on all three poles - the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest - in the span of a calendar year.
March 24, 2012

Over a seven-month period, rugby player-turned-mountaineer Richard Parks sought to enter the record books by climbing the highest mountains on all seven continents, and standing on all three poles – the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest – in the span of a calendar year. Following the journey step by step, from the intensive training to the danger-filled ascents of the various peaks, Conquering the World promises a thrilling glimpse at one man’s drive to beat the elements and the odds.

Partners: Produced by Sports Media Services, distributed by Scorpion TV (London)

Length: 1 x 52 minutes and 1 x 75 minutes

Aired: BBC in October 2011

Rights available: Worldwide excluding the UK

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