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Be inspired, engaged and entertained by former Welsh Rugby International player and extreme environment athlete.

Richard is a world record holding extreme environment athlete, having previously been a Welsh international rugby player. His pioneering expeditions and projects have pushed the boundaries of human performance whilst each having a social or charitable impact. He is a Sport Wales Board Member, award-winning author, BAFTA nominated television presenter and Visit Wales ambassador.

Richard first made history in 2011, becoming the first ever person to climb the highest mountain on each of the world's 7 continents and stand on all 3 poles (The North Pole, The South Pole and the summit of Everest) within the same calendar year. He completed his world first expedition named The 737 Challenge in under 7 months. A feat which has been recognised by the Guinness World Records and broadcast internationally.

In 2014, Richard became the fastest Briton in history to ski solo and unsupported the from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, taking 9 days off the previous British record and becoming the first Welshman to complete this iconic 1,240km expedition. His journey was broadcast on Channel 5, the series since shown in over 14 countries.

Richard has been identified as one of Britain’s most promising leaders in his selection for the inaugural Franco-British Young Leaders Programme pioneered by the British and French governments. His current focus is on translating the leadership lessons he has learnt into educational programmes for senior business executives and organisations.

When he’s not flying his Welsh flag in the furthest corners of our planet, he loves cycling, coffee, cooking and movies with his family and friends.

Join us for an Audience with Richard Parks as part of Cardiff University's Global Week celebrations!

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