Curt and Travis share some fun from their recent backpacking trip in the James Peak Wilderness and an unexpected summit of the 13,300 foot James Peak. What is it really like to backpack in Colorado wilderness and summit a major mountain? Listen in on the fun!
Check out some of the pictures from the trip on instagram!
Dr. Kate Leeming is an expedition adventure traveler. She has biked a lot--more than twice the distance around the globe! Her travels have taken her through Europe, across Siberia, through Africa, all around Australia, for nice chilly ride in Greenland, and now she has Antarctica in her sites! Why not ride a bike to the South Pole! Listen in to hear all about what she has learned from her travels, about her ambitious plans for Antarctica, and even about all wheel drive adventure bicycles.
Want more? Try Kate's book, Njinga.
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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.
Jeff Glasbrenner has goals. Big ones. As he summited Aconcagua, his guide suggested he climb Everest. Why not? So he did. Now, not only does he have his sights set on the seven summits, but he is also planning on skiing to both the north and south poles. Jeff is a motivational speaker who inspires us to live our dreams, no matter what our challenges may be. You see, Jeff has only one leg. Thanks, Jeff, for a great Everest trip report! And thanks for reminding us to live life large!
Five years ago Luisa and Graeme Bell along with there kids Keelan and Jessica set out to explore the African continent via Overland vehicle. It didn't take but a few days back in the home in South Africa to realize that they needed to see more. Much more! So they put their existing lives aside, purchased a 2009 Land Rover Defender 130 and outfitted it for full-time living. The Bells then started to roam. Their travels have taken them around the African continent nearly twice and then up through South and Central America winding them through the United States and up to Alaska. We've caught up with them while they are house sitting in Baja Mexico. Listen in to hear how they do it and what experiences they've had so far!
Instagram is www.instagram.com/graeme.r.bell
We Will Be Free book - www.a2aexpedition.com/#!author/c16nk
After over 20 years as a technical rock climber, Tom Jones discovered the desert and the joys of canyoneering! Listen in as Tom gives us an excellent introduction to this fascinating sport and recounts some great stories about canyoneering. What is it like to rap down into a deep sandstone slot and to walk and climb where few have ever gone before? Magical lighting, oases in the desert, the wind singing through the rocks.... Sound like the adventure for you? This is the show for you.
Tom's new book!
While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1996, Whitney LaRuffa found his new hiking companion, a wandering dog which he named Erwin after the town in Tennessee where they met. Erwin continued the AT hike the rest of the way through to Maine and went on to accompany Allgood for 13 years on many more hikes. Whitney joins Travis from his Continental Divide Trail thru-hike on today's show to talk about hiking with dogs and the adventures of hiking America's greatest trails.
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 the keynote speaker and the owner of Earth Treks climbing gyms. Don't miss this one. Great show, Chris! Thanks!