Liz Thomas is a well-traveled adventure athlete most known for breaking the women’s unsupported speed record on the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 10,000 miles across the United States on long distance hiking trails. Liz is among the most experienced woman hikers in the country and is known for hiking light and fast. In addition to having a lot of experience hiking, Liz also received a Masters in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the prestigious Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship for her research on long distance hiking trails, conservation, and trail town communities. Liz has been featured in Backpacker Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and LA Magazine and has given talks about her experiences at colleges, hiking clubs, and conferences across the country.
Bruno Lutz is an avid mountain biker, kayaker, camper, and both alpine and tele skier. He and his wife love adventure sports so when they had children, they found amazing ways to teach them the sports they loved. Ever hear of kids that learned to snow ski before they could walk? Really. Bruno not only shares the secrets of teaching children such sports safely, but also shares the joys of sharing such special times with his kids. If you have kids, or might have kids, or finished raising your kids, or know someone who has kids -- you get the picture -- this show is for you!
Dave Campbell, owner of Mile High Gliding in Boulder, Colorado stops by to let us in on the ups and downs of flying gliders over the Rocky Mountains.
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The passionate paddler himself shares the wonders of canoeing Canada! David Lee is usually on the water as the ice melts and among the very last to pull his boat out when the winter storms start raging. His favorite trip of all time is the next trip, and he goes on plenty of them covering hundreds of miles per season. Ever wonder what it is like to slip through those crystal clear lakes drifting past wildlife and breathing in the pristine paradise. Listen in. This show is for you.
Frank Block, paddling instructor, visits to discuss Whitewater Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Listen in and see if you've got what it takes to paddle one of these things down the rapids!
Ever wonder what it would be like to not only climb mountains, but to have the strength to run over and through mountains for days? There are those who do. Dale Garland began his ultra distance career by running the 400 miles of the Colorado trail. He now serves as the Director of the Hardrock 100.
Catalina Ontaneda the Minister of Sports for Ecuador visits with Travis Parsons about the diverse terrain and ecosystem that makes Ecuador such an amazing place to participate in all kinds of adventure sports. Ecuador's position on the equator allows for consistent weather and daylight throughout the year. Maybe it's time you consider Ecuador for your next adventure sports trip!
Life on ice! Enjoy Lonnie Dupre's amazing accounts of 25 years of Arctic Expeditions. From dog sledding between Siberia and Alaska to promote peace between the USA and the USSR to two trips to the north pole and even a winter solo ascent of Denali, Lonnie show's us how its done!
What is it like to compete for a land speed record on a motorcycle? Tom Borcherdt visits with Travis to describe it for us. Listen in and see if you’ve got what it takes!
Southern California Timing Association
Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials
Does a big backpacking trip seem overwhelming? Tired of the crowds? Want to camp with children? Would you like to enjoy nearly pristine natural areas without long drives or hikes? Then the quarter mile camp is for you!
Join Curt as he shares a favorite camping technique that saves time, gear, and hassles.
Also featured on today's mini-edition podcast is the Bearline+. Keep your food away from wildlife, but don't stop there. Find out what is unique about this utility system.
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Ever wonder what it is like to run scores or even more than a hundred miles through the desert? How about mountain biking more than 100 miles at high elevation? Or how about just finding out something new about yourself by starting small and finding your own personal limits? Reid shares encouraging insights and challenges. Listen in and find out what Desert RATS is about.
Liam Cremins stops by to share his experiences from thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail and his advice for those considering the challenge. He also tells us of his dream to float down the Mississippi river on a home-made Huck Finn raft.
Mike Flack shares exciting stories about mountain biking. But it does not stop there. We all love the music that goes with our sports. Mike is the musician who arranged, performed, and recorded the Adventure Sports Podcast theme song. Enjoy the discussion and insights about adventure music and how music impacts our lives.
Heather Fleck Co-Founder of Vela Adventures stops in to talk about the fun of Adventure Ropes Courses. Listen in and you may want to give them a try!
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