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.