Richard must first travel from Ireland to Cape Town and then into Antarctica to begin his challenge. He is due to fly into Antarctica on the evening of 30 January 2012 and will begin his challenge on 1 February 2012.
All updates will then be published on our Facebook page and you can also follow Richard's progress on Twitter. Please click on our Facebook page link and 'like' our page.
For media enquiries: contact Fearghal Murphy
Richard's email adress is firstname.lastname@example.org but his ability to read or answer emails during the endeavour will obviously be problematic.