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