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.
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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!