When it comes to Adventure Sports, Bret really does it all. Mountaineering, backpacking, kayaking, adventure travel and more! Today Bret recounts how he and his wife Bonnie reconnected and grew even closer as they trekked together in Europe. The value of adventure sports goes well beyond just the adventure itself! Thanks, Bret!
Adventures don’t always have to involve scrambling to oxygen depleted peaks or leaping from perfectly good airplanes. You could always have your adventure on your leather love seat which is mounted to a custom bicycle chassis. Brent Curry and his buddy Eivind did just that. Once their couchbike creation was complete in 2002, they set off on their comfortable pedaling tour of eastern Canada’s coastline.
Tom Smith is the Executive Director of Summit Adventure. Want some life-changing adventures and college credit to boot? Summit might be for you. Listen in as Tom tells of stories of impactful travel, cultural immersion, mountaineering, and more. Tom is an avid tele skier, climber, and mountain biker who has made his passion for adventure sports into a career helping others with life-changing experiences—and it is not just for college students. Check it out!
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Participants throughout the years have told us that their experiences have been truly transformational, whether domestically in Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Death Valley or internationally in Ecuador, Mexico and Israel. Summit Adventure works with a wide range of groups, including youth (age 12+), college students, parents, adults and individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Although every course is different, typical course components include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, rappelling, orienteering, trekking, cultural immersion and service.
The Tour Divide is over 2700 miles of self-supported time trial endurance riding along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route stretching between Banff, Alberta, Canada and the US-Mexico border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. The route was created in 1997 by the Adventure Cycling Association. For 19 years now, bike packers have tackled this route with top riders finishing in just over two weeks while others don’t make it at all. Jim Goodyear is on the show today to fill us in on the experience and mental test that the Tour Divide provides.
If you love backpacking, then you will LOVE day trip mountaineering. This show is packed with everything you need to know to safely climb 14ers, 13ers, or any prominent peak. Mountaineering is one of the most rewarding hobbies one can have. The benefits include: physical fitness, learning to overcome, learning about oneself, amazing connections to nature, stress relief and the rush of the view from the top. New climbers, this show was created to equip you to bag your first summit safely and successfully. Experienced climbers, you will enjoy comparing notes, and please leave your comments with your tips and tricks for the sport.
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Foot pain and blisters - most of us, in our Adventure hobbies, have had to deal with these annoying ailments. Jon Vonhof is here today to educate us on proper foot care and hopefully to provide a few good tips and tricks that will keep our feet out of trouble. Jon is an ultra-runner and foot care expert. He’s volunteered his knowledge and services at running events around the globe patching up 1000’s of tattered feet. He spends time speaking to runners and hikers about being good stewards of their feet. With more than 20 ultra-marathons under his belt including competing 3 times in the 100-mile Western States ultra and 10 times in the Santa Rosa 24-hour track run, John has the experience to guide us to great foot care. His book “Fixing Your Feet: Injury Prevention & Treatments for Athletes” is I it’s 6th edition and continues to be a leading manual for proper foot care.
Leon Logothetis restores hope to humanity. His world travels inspire us all to connect, get real, and relate to the people behind the places. If you are looking for a dose of stories from the heart, then this show is for you. Leon shares from his experiences with adventure travel around the world on his yellow motorcycle. But his adventures are less about the bike and the distances covered or even the places seen. Leon's adventures are adventures of humanity--adventures of the heart.
Since 1955, horseback riders have been taking part in an event called the Tevis Cup. This 24 hour endurance race starts in Lake Tahoe, California and ends in Auburn 100 miles to the west. Breast cancer survivor Lora Wereb recently took on this grueling challenge in the race’s 61st year.
Listen in to a special update episode where Travis chats with Jolandie Rust about her crazy schedule since the first interview back in February of 2015. We also catch up with Greg Valenzuela (hint: he's not in South America anymore). Bryan Snyder is back on to let us know where he's been hiking this summer and Gavan Hennigan returns to let us in on his cross-Atlantic rowing preparations.
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