Mike Fenner joins Travis to describe what it's like to be a member of an expedition to climb up and over Denali. At 20,310 ft above sea level, Denali (Mt. McKinley) is the highest peak in North America. Listen in as Mike tells about finding himself mid-life wondering why he didn't turn out to be the adventurer he'd dreamed of being. His story is about changing who he was and exploring the world of mountaineering.
Jessica Pociask, the owner of WANT Expeditions, returns to the ASP today to share fantastic advice on how to travel more safely and enjoyably. Don't let discomforting world events keep you from living your dreams. Having traveled to almost 80 countries leading expeditions all over the world, Jessica has learned a few things about how to stay safe and keep your adventure travel fun and meaningful. This episode is packed with great travel advice and some really funny stories too.
Born and raised in Ireland, Gavan Hennigan turned a life of drug and alcohol addiction into a wonderful life of adventure. Once he managed to toss his bad habits aside, Gavan learned of a whole new world involving Ultrarunning, Snowboarding, Mountaineering, Splitboarding and even found himself employed as a commercial Deep Sea Diver working on offshore oil rigs. As if living 700 ft below the surface of the ocean isn't adventurous enough, Gavan takes his breaks from his day job to explore some of the highest peaks in the world as well as the most brutal environments on our planet.
He has competed in some of the longest, toughest ultra marathons such as the Likeys 6633 Ultra 350 and the Yukon Arctic Ultra 300. He has climbed and snowboarded peaks in Svalbard, Antarctic, BC as well as Alaska. His day job entails working in depths up to 700 feet performing heavy construction work on the worlds oil rigs living inside a small diving chamber for weeks at a time. He has visited all 7 continents and has just returned from a 440 mile solo trek across a frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia. Of course he's not stopping there. His next big adventure involves rowing the Atlantic Ocean solo in 2016.
Anna McNuff returns to regale us with her fun stories about biking across Europe guided by social networking votes! Anna was on episode 110 where she shared running the length of New Zealand and biking all 50 US states. Adventurous & fun! She even gives us a sneak peak into her next big adventure..., kick biking the length of South America. Cool.
Cindy is a lifelong avid hiker who has conquered the Appalachian Trail solo, thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with her husband and then went on to complete the Continental Divide Trail with her husband and two young kids. She’s written books about each one of these adventures plus a few more. Listen in to hear her tales! Check out the ASP Bookshelf for Cindy's book and more.
Joe Mobley from Feral Woodcraft joins us today to visit about wilderness survival skills and bushcraft. Joe has been practicing nature skills for many years and does TONS of gear reviews displaying bushcraft skills on his Youtube channel. Adventure sports enthusiasts need survival skills for those times when the unexpected happens. Whether you are backpacking, back country skiing, mountain biking, or doing most any other adventure sport, these are skills you need. Joe gets us started by introducing survival skills to launch you on a lifetime of fun learning more about how to work with nature rather than against nature to thrive in the wild.
Hubert Kriegel decided to sell it all and set out on a 10 year journey travelling around the world on a Ural motorcycle and sidecar. It's been over 11 years now and Hubert has no plans to call it quits. Listen in as he shares this wonderful journey and tells us of the people he's met along the way.
Ky returns to the Adventure Sports Podcast to share her adventure sailing the Virgin Islands with her young son Tobin. What is it like to cruise for a month as a single parent with a youngster? Ky tells her story and offers advise to others who would like to have more adventure in their lives.