Richard Parks 737 Challenge To Climb 7 Summits IN 7 Months

Richard Parks 737 Challenge To Climb 7 Summits IN 7 Months

Jun 03
Richard Parks 737 Challenge To Climb 7 Summits IN 7 Months

Richard David Parks who was a former Wales international Rugby union Player after his retirement decided to start a 737 Challenge project to climb 7 summits in 7 months.
The race began on 12 December 2010 and until today he has already summitted:
* The South Pole - on 27 December 2010, Richard Parks successfully reaches the Geographical South Pole at 6.10am UK time.
* Mount Vinson – on 8 January 2011, Richard Parks successfully reaches the summit.
* Aconcagua – on 5 February 2011, Richard Parks successfully reaches the summit 5.54pm UK time.
* Kilimanjaro – on 27 February 2011, Richard Parks successfully reaches the summit at 4.57am UK time.
* Carstensz Pyramid - on 15 March 2011, Richard Parks successfully reaches the summit at 11.28pm UK time.
* The North Pole – 11 April 2011 – Richard Parks successfully reaches the geographical North Pole at 2.20pm UK time.
* Everest - 25 May 2011 – Richard Parks successfully reaches the summit at 2.57 am UK time.
As of today he has 38 days to complete the 7 summits with remaining two mountains (Denali and Elbrus) to become the first person to stand on the highest mountains of 7 continents in a same year calendar.
Richard hopes to raise £1 million for Marie Curie Cancer Care through his 7 summits race in 7 months.

The recent footage of his Journey to Everest will be revealed at Wales v Barbarians tomorrow at the Millennium Stadium.

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