Get to know British Explorer – Brad Parsk

As part of a new feature that we are launching, we are going to be looking at the stories behind a number of people at the top of their profession who choose to sport a Nite watch.

We have some fantastic stories lined up and our first feature is on the British explorer – Brad Parsk.

 

Brad's Nite watch of choice – The Hawk

 

 

Originally from Yorkshire, England, Brad Parsk is an award-winning British explorer and survivalist who has travelled over 50 countries across 5 continents.

​His passion for adventure, conservation and geography have led him to chart the coastlines of Africa, conduct wildlife research in Alaska and traverse the jungles of Asia.

​Brad has lectured internationally on his exploits and been featured in various media.

​He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. 

 

 

 

 

 

A few quickfire facts about Brad:

First solo adventure: Canoe'd across western Canada aged 21.

Scary time: Stranded in the Alaskan wilderness for 5 days and stalked by a grizzly bear, which he subsequently fought off after it smashed through the entrance to his emergency cabin.

Low moment: 'Blacking out' with a combination of sleep deprivation, injury and near-hypothermia on the Kebnekaise mountain range, 3 feet from the edge of a cliff in a minus 40 degree blizzard.

High moment: Discovering a series of ancient tombs while exploring China's remote Yuecheng mountains.

Travel habits: 1. Never without earplugs. 2. Carries a pocket-sized survival kit; which contains everything from water purification tablets to firestarting supplies. 3. Old school gear only. Forget the GPS.

Philosophy: "If it hasn't been done, then it's worth doing."

Favourite Quote: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Hellen Keller

Career: Explorer, Survival Instructor, Fitness Enthusiast, Conservationist, Environmental Advocate and Motivational Speaker.

Most Recent Expedition: A 500-mile solo dogsledding expedition across the arctic circle, completed 1 week before the Covid-19 lockdown.

Find out more about Brad: www.bradparsk.com

Check out the Hawk worn by Brad here.