A holiday flashback episode with Eric Bader, founder of the Boulder Outdoor Center in Boulder, CO. Eric talks to us today about the awesome aspects of whitewater rafting and the various adventures available to our listeners.
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Great holiday flashback for you about biking the length of the Americas! In July 2015, Chris Lally and Danny Beech attempted a new world record for riding the Pan-American Highway from the farthest north point of the Americas to the farthest south. Listen in on this grand adventure with Danny on today's show. Great stories! If you love cycling, travel, and chasing big dreams, then this show is for you!
Since a young boy, George Kourounis has been intrigued with Earth's forces of nature and the amazing weather patterns it throws at us. His adventurous life has landed him in the middle of tornadoes, deep inside caves 900 ft below ground, hurricanes, forest fires and erupting volcanoes. George shares his passion for this way of life as the host of Angry Planet and has filmed various documentaries including some for the National Geographic Channel, CNN and the BBC.
How about some sunny beaches and SCUBA for the holidays? Today's holiday flashback episode takes us there! 2/3 of our world is water. Why only explore 1/3 of it? Scott Taylor provides an exciting introduction to the wonderful world of SCUBA, adventure travel and the joys of SCUBA for adaptive adventurers! Thanks, Scott for a great show!
Al Hancock talks about mountaineering, summiting the highest peak on each of the 7 continents and his Big 14 Challenge project where he's working on becoming the first Canadian to climb the 14 tallest peaks in the world. Happy Holidays!
Welcome to this holiday flash back! Chris Warner has been a professional climber since 1983 leading over 200 international expeditions. He has summited at over 19,000 feet more than 120 times! If you want to know more about mountaineering, this is the episode for you. Listen in today as he describes a lot about climbing and a lot about leadership and building great teams. Chris is also a keynote speaker and the owner of Earth Treks climbing gyms. If you have heard this, it is definitely worth another listen, but for those of you who have not heard, this will be a real treat.
Adventure Sports Podcast friend 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 book, "Off the Map: Fifty-five Weeks of Adventuring in the Great American Wilderness and Beyond". Currently, he teaches at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Gaviota Tidepool School.
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Jono loves adventure! Jonathan Eastwell has created an adventure focused life that is really inspiring. Teaching surfing in Hong Kong, heli skiing in northern Canada, biking across Canada from sea to sea, and helping to run a MASSIVE SUPER zipline course are just a few of his adventures. This show is a hoot! Keep it up, Jono!
Brian Brown, along with his wife and one of his daughters, flew out of northern California in their personal plane, a Cessna 172, with plans to visit their oldest daughter in Mountain Home, ID. The trip was going well until weather started filling in the skies directly in their path. After diverting to an abandoned airfield to wait out the storm for a while, they saw what they thought was their chance to continue on. It didn't take long before their plans were drastically changed. The plane was engulfed in low-level clouds making it impossible for safe visual flight. In attempt to find a solution, the plane with the three family members aboard, slammed into the side of a mountain in Idaho. The book is: "Rescued: One Family's Miraculous Story of Survival"
As if climbing a typical 14,000 ft mountain is isn't enough of an accomplishment, Junaid and his buddy Luke successfully summited every one of the Colorado 14ers in a single trip. Listen in to this Thanksgiving special rewind and get inspired!
Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today's show is a holiday replay of Jeff Glasbrenner's show about mountaineering and making the most out of life! Jeff reminds us all that life is a gift and inspires us to go for it! This is worth a second listen if you have heard it before and certainly worth the first listen if you have not.
Jeff shares his story of climbing Mount Everest and his personal story of overcoming adversity.
How about 49 days canoeing 2,200 miles from Chaska, MN all the way to the Hudson Bay? Great story! Great guys! Great book! Sean Bloomfield and Colton Witte join us today to share their amazing story. They were 18 years old. They had a BIG dream. They made it happen. Courage, tenacity, and a dose of blind why not? Sean and Colton show us how to get OUR adventure on too! Listen to the show. Then buy the book. Thanks, guys, for sharing with the rest of us!
“Adventure North fits the bill as a lively, entertaining and stirring account of teenage exploits in the natural world rarely sought out for, much less experienced, by today’s youth. In truth, however, it is an inspirational narrative for all ages on personal growth through pushing past one’s comfort zone, reliance on others, and most importantly, friendship. While the title indicates the route taken by the pair, it easily symbolizes the upwardly character development that results.”
– Charles Friedbauer, Outdoors Reporter, Writer, Chaska, Minnesota
Warren Pole is back to talk about his crazy adventures while filming the Ultimate Biker Challenge TV series. Listen is as Warren describes riding in the insane Erzberg Rodeo, competing in the Montee Impossible Hill Climb in France and even a story about touring across South America in a Rolls Royce Phantom.
Winter is just around the bend, but that does not stop Christopher
Sleight from mountaineering. Actually, he thinks that is just
when the climbing starts to get good. Chris is a winter
mountaineering enthusiast who lives and climbs in Scotland. He
has also climbed in the Alps, Nepal, and the Canadian Rockies.
But winter mountaineering in Scotland is a major focus for Chris.
If you like to climb, this is a great show for you. If you like
adventure travel, this one will scratch that itch too. Chris is
also the host of the Mountain Podcast where he shares more of his
From Chris’ site:
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are
beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home;
that wildness is a necessity”
― John Muir, Our National Parks
An avid sailor, Naval Architect and author, Steve Callahan designed and built his 21' sloop the Napolean Solo to sail it across the Atlantic Ocean from Newport, RI to England with plans to compete in a regatta. Once underway in the race, Steve experienced issues with the boat and was forced to drop out. Once repairs were made, he continued on his way only to be stopped in his tracks in the middle of the ocean when his sailboat was struck and began to sink. Listen is as Steve recounts his 76 day journey across the Atlantic in his life raft with only his ditch kit and a small spear gun with him. Be sure to click on the book link below to get his NY Times Best Selling book: "Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea" to dig deeper into his amazing story!
The Book: Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea
Bob Cartwright joins us today as we compare and contrast backpacking and camping in the US and the UK, as well as in other locales around the planet. Bob, the host of The Outdoors Station Podcast, is very well versed on adventure. Ever want to backpack around the UK? This show is for you. Are you considering an adventure-based lifestyle? Another hit. Want to start a carrier as an adventurer? We kick that one around too.
Since its inception in 2005 The Outdoors Station has been providing free audio and video podcast entertainment, information, trip reports and reviews specifically with the backpacker, traveler, cyclist, paddler in mind. With over 8 million downloads, these people know what they are doing! You can sample The Outdoors Station at:
Thanks, Bob for a very enjoyable show!
The Trans America Bike Race is a 4200 mile, 3+ week, self-supported bike race starting in Astoria, OR and ending in Yorktown, VA. Felix Wong from Fort Collins, CO competed in the Trans Am in 2015 and finished 8th overall and was the 3rd American. Listen in to find out all about this amazing race!
Why do adventure sports? Sarah Williams does an amazing job of answering that question on today's show. Whether travelling throughout South America, Climbing, Kilimanjaro or running the Marathon Des Sables, Sarah knows how to do adventure. AND she also introduces us to her show, The Tough Girl Podcast! It is not always easy to incorporate more adventure into your life. Sarah shares her story of how she not only plugged into adventure, but is also creating an adventure-based lifestyle.
If you know what the Darien Gap is, you know that most travelers opt to go around it by boat or over it by plane. Today’s guest, JD Smith, decided to go through the 99 mile long jungle by motorcycle instead. Needless to say, this is not your ordinary two-wheeled adventure.
Everything you need to know about how to get started and advance in the wonderful sport of mountain biking! Listen in as Curt takes us on a journey, not only on how to be a better biker, but also a journey through a day at the NICA Colorado State High School Championship races. What a blast!
If you want to try mountain biking, this show is for YOU!
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Emma Timmis is always on the move following her adventure dreams around the world. She won the United Kingdom's 2015 Adventurer of the Year for her 89-day, 2500 mile run across Africa from the Atlantic ocean east to the Indian ocean. She's on the show to tell about this and a few of her other adventures.
Founder of City Kids Wilderness Project, Randy Luskey, joins us today to talk about backpacking, mountaineering, and especially about the value of nature and adventure sports for kids. Randy founded City Kids in 1996. City Kids focuses on long-term youth engagement and experiential education. In short, they work with kids academically and in nature to teach goal setting and how to overcome challenges. What happens when kids connect with nature? Magic. Magic happens.
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.
This is one of the best shows we have done on sport rock climbing. Mike Melanson joins us today to provide a fantastic introduction to technical climbing as well as to share with us about his exciting company, On Sight Public Affairs, that works to connect people with nature and to protect the environment. Mike explains how - as exciting as trad climbing is - it can also be a very safe and fulfilling adventure sport. Wanna climb? Check this show out!
Lyndon Poskitt is an accomplished motorcycle racer and mechanical engineer from North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He had an accident in 2013 that landed him in the hospital just long enough to contemplate how he was spending his time in life. This started Lyndon on his 2 1/2 year journey called Races to Places where he rides his modified KTM 690 Rally around the world entering it into local rally races. I caught up with Lyndon in El Paso, TX as he prepares to continue on the next leg of R2P down into South America to compete in the 2017 Dakar Rally in January.
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