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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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