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Adventure Sports Podcast

Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from outfitters, guides, instructors, authors and many more who live their lives to the fullest. Not only will you enjoy shows about your favorite adventure sports, but you'll also discover activities you may decide to try as well. Come learn about amazing people and how their organizations provide incredible benefits to society.
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Listen to in-depth interviews three days a week from adventure sports enthusiasts around the globe. You'll hear from outfitters, guides, instructors, authors and many more who live their lives to the fullest. Not only will you enjoy shows about your favorite adventure sports, but you'll also discover activities you may decide to try as well. Come learn about amazing people and how their organizations provide incredible benefits to society.

Sep 18, 2017

Here's a different adventure sport for you. Phoebe Smith spends her time in the outdoors Extreme Sleeping. With a bright and cheerful personality, Phoebe describes sleeping in remote and extreme locations. Listen in and broaden your adventure portfolio!

http://www.phoebe-smith.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeSleeps

https://www.instagram.com/phoebersmith

https://twitter.com/PhoebeRSmith

 

 

Sep 14, 2017

Linus Wilson is back on to bring us up to speed on his continued slow boat sailing around the world. Linus is a financial professor who uses his vacation time to continue his progress. He's always good for some laughs while on the show, so tune in and enjoy!

www.slowboatsailing.com
https://www.youtube.com/slowboatsailing
https://www.facebook.com/slowboatsailing
https://twitter.com/slowboatsailing

Audibook for .99 cents in September 2017 only: https://gumroad.com/l/KUkcA

You can also get his book "Slow Boat to Cuba" as an e-book for free on September 16th, 2017 too. Just visit his site on that day: www.slowboatsailing.com

 

Nate Marr & Vieques hurricane update: At the beginning of the episode, Curt gives an update for Nate Marr with Marauder Sailing. Hurricane Irma hit Vieques fairly hard. If you are looking for a way to help out after Irma, please head to Nate's GoFundMe link to chip in. Marauder Sailing will match the first $5000 raised in aid. https://www.gofundme.com/helpviequesafterirma

 

Make sure you go sign up for the ASP Facebook Group! We are working to establish a community where we can all help one another with our adventures. https://www.facebook.com/groups/444700455930801

 

 

Sep 11, 2017

Scott and Jo-Roxy moved to the United States from Australia and decided to cycle across the country to get familiar with their new home. Jo-Roxy had only learned to ride a bicycle a few years earlier. They began their ride began in April from Philadelphia and rode through to Denver, up to Jackson Hole, WY then down to Hurricane, Utah and caught some buses through some hot bits before cycling into Los Angeles in early July.

 

www.bikegang.cc

www.thewayfaringband.com

Twitter: @stpearse

Sep 7, 2017

Graham Hiemstra is on the show today to fill us in on bikepacking the Oregon Outback Trail.

From www.oregonbikepacking.com "We think this is hands-down the best bikepacking route in Oregon.  Starting in Klamath Falls near the California border, you get to traverse the entire length of the state on lightly traveled roads including a slice of route’s namesake area – the Oregon Outback – a dusty, remote portion of the state populated primarily by coyotes and rattlesnakes. Expect desolation, extremely limited water and services, and some of the most beautiful riding anywhere.  But don’t expect it to be easy; this is one of our most difficult, committing routes. Highlights include the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, 30 oz. steaks at the Cowboy Dinner Tree, Fort Rock, the Crooked River, the Ochoco Mountains, and amazing views of the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers."


www.instagram.com/fieldmag/
www.facebook.com/thefieldmag
www.fieldmag.com/photo/bikepacking-oregon-outback-trail

www.fieldmag.com/features/oregon-outback-trail-lessons-learned

Sep 4, 2017

Bryan Snyder left upstate New York in 1995 and has spent two decades teaching natural sciences at various outdoor schools across the country, from Maine to Hawaii.  He received his masters in Environmental Education and Administration from Prescott College and is the author of the outdoor adventure "Off the Map" books trilogy. He's back on the show to share more adventure tales from his trips exploring the American west.  

 

Free book + Books 2 & 3: www.offthemapbooks.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offthemapbooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offthemapbooks/

Aug 31, 2017

Paula ‘Must Try Harder’ McGuire isn’t exactly your average adventurer. She doesn’t even own a sleeping bag. In fact, Paula spent her early years hiding from life and seeking better places to hide, eventually finding her world shrinking to the confines of her own home without an escape route. Thirty years of crippling social anxiety will do that to a girl. Adventure became Paula’s personal therapy in 2012 and, ever since, she has terrified herself daily in the name of recovery. So far, it’s working.

www.paulamusttryharder.co.uk

Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1449974390/the-big-mad-swim-around-britain-the-movie

Aug 28, 2017

Ya, this one is not our standard format.  We decided to relive some memories about how the Adventure Sports Podcast has impacted our lives and visit a bit about what we see on the horizon for the show as a way to celebrate 300 episodes of ASP.  

www.180tack.com

 

Aug 24, 2017

Rerun - Imagine the Hurculean effort it takes to summit 29,035' Mt Everest. Now imagine reaching the summit and enjoying the fruits of your accomplishment only to realize your vision is fading rapidly with no one around to help you get back down. Brian Dickinson is on the show to tell us about his Blind Descent.

www.briandickinson.net

The Book: Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mt. Everest

Instagram: www.instagram.com/briancdickinson

Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/BrianDickinsonBlindDescent

Facebook: www.facebook.com/briancdickinson

Twitter: twitter.com/briancdickinson

Aug 21, 2017

Summer Break Rerun. Learn about the Hell's Canyon wilderness and the Seven Devils mountains as Sam Thackeray tells us all about his 7 days thru hiking the area. Believe it or not, Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in the United States, deeper than the Grand Canyon! Sam talks about this trip as well as some packrafting, canoeing and climbing on today's show. 

 

https://www.instagram.com/samuelthackeray/

https://www.facebook.com/samuel.thackeray

Aug 17, 2017

Luke Kloberdanz visits with Curt about his thru hike of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a thousand-mile footpath that highlights these landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails.

But the Ice Age Trail is more than a path through the woods. It is a place for mental and physical rejuvenation, a place to unwind after a hard day and enjoy the landscape of Wisconsin. More than 1 million people use the Ice Age Trail each year to hike and snowshoe, to backpack, to disconnect and reconnect.

Behind the scenes, a vibrant community of volunteers across the state work to build and maintain the Trail, making it one of the country’s best hiking experiences.

 

www.iceagetrail.org

Twitter @iceagetrailorg

Facebook: iceagetrail

 

Aug 14, 2017

Steve Ladd decided he would build a 250 lb, 12-foot row/sail boat called Squeak to travel 15,000 miles down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as well as rivers and open water in South America over the course of three years.

Blog: https://sites.google.com/site/threeyearsina12footboat/

Book: 3 years in a 12 Foot Boat

Aug 10, 2017

Jim Lamancusa is on today's show to talk about ski mountaineering up Mt. Rainier as well as some Colorado 14er climbing.

www.CusaTea.com
Facebook@CusaTeaTime
Instagram: Cusa_Tea
Aug 7, 2017

The 2017 Tour Divide winner Brian Lucido is on this episode talking all things bikepacking and about what it's like to compete in and finish first in the 2700+ mile un-sanctioned mountain bike race. We also address the pros and cons of tandem biking!

http://www.brianlucido.com/

http://tourdivide.org/

https://www.instagram.com/fulmar2

https://www.facebook.com/brian.lucido.5

 

Aug 3, 2017

Nolan Hurd, one of the Bent Gate Mountaineering BC101 clinic leaders, is back to help us understand rock climbing. Whether you have never donned a climbing harness and crammed your feet into a pair of climbing shoes, or you're an old veteran of the sport, you'll enjoy this one.

 Make sure you check out Bengate's events page!

www.bentgate.com/events

 

The Adventure Sports podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special rates on term life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

Jul 31, 2017

In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well traveled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, sat-navs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

 

The Book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Lone-Rider-Elspeth-Beard/9781782438045

Kindle Soft Copy: Click Here

The Adventure Sports podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special rates on term life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

 

Jul 27, 2017

It's rock climbing time with Luke Mehall. He's a long-time rock climber and publisher of the Climbingzine as well as four books. Luke and Curt talk about the adventure that is rock climbing as well as what it's like to be a publisher and author.

Climbingzine: http://climbingzine.com

Luke's Books: http://www.lukemehall.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theclimbingzine

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingzine

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jul 24, 2017

In the summer of 2016 Belgian dentist Karel Sabbe broke the speed record for thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in just 52 days 8 hours and 25 minutes. He spends the hour discussing his preparation and experiences from this amazing feat. Karel also talks about competing in the Marathon de Sables. Listen in and get inspired by Karel's story!

 

Karel's Website: http://www.karelsabbe.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karelsabbeultrarunning

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jul 20, 2017

Here's one we haven't covered yet. Bowen Dwelle joins the ASP to talk about Long Distance Exploratory Kitesurfing, Foil Boarding, Flow, the long distance experience, athletic journeys, the nature of (what is) adventure, athletics and intuition, and the new normal in adventure sports.

Bowen's Adventure Portfolio:

I am a lifelong outdoors sports enthusiast (skateboarding, snowboarding, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, open water swimming, trail running, MTB, kitesurfing, paragliding) and have in the last ten years become a passionate and now semi-professional kitesurfer. While most people think of kitesurfing for the freestyle (tricks) and perhaps also for wave riding, there are other disciplines that are gaining traction and progressing the sport: course racing, foil board kiting and my specialty: long distance. 

We have developed techniques to allow truly long distance travel – 100+ miles in a day and 1000+ miles in a single journey -- by kite, and we have done several trips on the coast of Brazil and elsewhere using these techniques. 

I was fortunate enough to be one of the principal athletes in a film production that we just finished about the long distance experience, exploring the northern coast of Brazil by kite. We shot last summer (2016) and just finished editing and it's now screening on Canal OFF in Brazil. In the meantime I was in the Philippines in March 2017 shooting another similar expedition and will be back in Brazil in September 2017 shooting an entire series of long distance exploratory kiting, from Atins to the mouth of the Amazon and up the river to Santarem!

 

Watch the documentary: https://vimeo.com/220552327

Read more: http://www.surfinsemfim.com

Bowen's Blog: www.bowendwelle.com

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

 

 

Jul 17, 2017

The West Highland Way was Scotland's first long distance route and remains by far the most popular. Stretching from Milngavie to Fort William, the route provides for some of Scotland's best scenery. Robert and Hazel Jones made the 96 mile thru-hike with their three children ages 5, 7 and 9. They join in this episode to share their experience.

 

Read about it: www.justupthetrail.wordpress.com
Twitter - @justupthetrail
facebook.com/justupthetrail
 
The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

Jul 13, 2017

Roger Thompson joins Curt to discuss adventure travel as well as to share some good stories and readings from his book: "We Stood Upon Stars". Listen in for your bi-weekly dose of adventure inspiration!

Book: We Stood upon Stars

www.rogerwthompson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRogerWThompson

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogerwthompson

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

Jul 10, 2017

Jon Curt and Mike Brcic with Sacred Rides in Toronto, Canada as they discuss mountain biking in some amazing locations around the globe. They also weave in a little bit of canoeing in Canada. Mike has made a living from his love for adventure sports.

 

www.sacredrides.com

www.mikebrcic.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sacredridesmtb

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacredridesmtb/

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jul 6, 2017

13 year old Abby Duffy went blind when she was 6. She found she could not do most sports the other kids could, so when she won a learn to ski package, new doors to the world of adventure sports were opened. Since then, she has become an accomplished skier and a truly inspiring adventurer.

www.heyduff.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/B3abby

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jul 3, 2017

Mason Gravley has raced the 540 mile Colorado Trail Race, as well as the 2700 miles Tour Divide. He has pedaled 20,000 miles across the US 6 times and is now planning on completing the Tour de 14ers in August 2017 where he will bike to and hike each of the peaks over 14,000 ft. Don't miss another dose of adventure inspiration!

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/alive_adventures

https://www.instagram.com/campcrate

www.youraliveadventure.com
www.campcrate.net
https://www.facebook.com/CampcrateRental

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 29, 2017

Luke Gelmi is on for this episode telling us all about his epic trip through West Africa on a Royal Enfield. Luke has a way of making you smile the entire time he's relaying the stories of the awesome adventure. Make sure you download his free book "Boundaries" at the link below to hear more of the story!

Download "Boundaries" the Book for FREE!: http://www.obliviousthebook.com

Follow Luke:

https://www.instagram.com/shotsfromthebar
https://www.facebook.com/shotsfromthebar

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 26, 2017

Ryan "Kodak" Brown is on the show today to share his story of how finding long distance cycling helped him overcome anxiety, depression and alcohol dependency. In 2014, he embarked on an amazing bicycle trip from Canada to Panama. Listen in for some cycling inspiration with Ryan.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryankodakbrown

https://sierradesigns.com/

http://kodakbrown.com/

 

 The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

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