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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

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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