Adventure Sports are more fun when we are healthy. Dr. Zack Alme is an adventure sports enthusiast who enjoys mountain biking, skiing, fishing among others. But more than that, he knows how to achieve and maintain the health and fitness these great sports demand. Zack Joins us today to share tons of great information about fitness, health, healing, diet, supplements, and even overcoming cancer. No, this is not a dry "we ought to eat right and exercise" show. This is the real deal. If you want a boost in your performance or even just a boost off the couch, this show is for you!
I wanted to do a quick & fun episode about some good camping hacks. Listen in and see if there are some you'd like to try! Leave us some feedback in the comments section and let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have some hacks to add.
Warren Pole joins ASP today to talk ultra-marathons, how to get in shape for the big adventures, and about the value of fueling your body with real and whole foods. This show has great tips for motivating all of us to be more active, learn to be fully present, and to eat the kinds of foods that really work. Warren also shares with us a couple of great food products for adventure!
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Part 2 of our Outdoor Innovation Series has us talking with John Salzinger with Mpowerd. They are the inventors behind the solar powered, inflatable Luci light. We also speak with Jennifer Scism & David Koorits from Good to Go Meals. Jennifer brings her Iron Chef worthy culinary skills to the outdoor world. Listen in to learn about both of these cool products.
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Dr Linus Wilson did the math, worked out the formulas, hacked the maps and found a way to sail around the world without quitting his day job. What's cool is that you can too! Listen in as Linus shares the adventure of sailing from New Orleans to Cuba, across to Panama, and down to Ecuador! Leg one of his journey around the planet sounds like a blast! And he wrote a book about how you too can make your cruising dreams a reality, How to Sail Around the World Part Time.
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On this first episode of the Innovative Outdoor Products Series, Travis talks with Xensr Director of Marketing Casey Hauser about the Xensr Air 3D GPS unit. This little device captures much more than your coordinates! In the second half, Tentsile Founder Alex Shirley-Smith jumps on to tell us all about the Tentsile line of tree tents. These awesome tents string between three trees to provide the best of hammocks and traditional tents. Join us to learn more!
Join us as we celebrate our 200th episode with Scott Taylor! Are you curious about SCUBA diving? 2/3 of our world is water. Why only explore 1/3 of it? Scott Taylor provides a wonderful introduction to the wonderful world of SCUBA, adventure travel and the joys of SCUBA for adaptive adventurers! Thanks, Scott for a wonderful show!
Chris Palmer is an aviator and aviation podcaster. He's even managed to do what he loves with his business helping to train pilots. Listen in as Chris shares hi experiences from his love of flight. Don't forget to click on the video link below to see his scariest takeoff ever too! If you're into aviation, check out his show AviatorCast.
Scariest Takeoff Ever: http://www.flyaoamedia.com/aviation/my-scariest-moment-as-a-pilot/
Luke returns to the Adventure Sports Podcast to encourage us all to get out there and make some memories by chasing our dreams. And one dream he chased really big. The Ultimate Triathlon from Morroco to Monaco: 2000 km in only 12 days of swimming, biking, and running. Sounds cool, huh?! But there is more. Luke is launching a movie detailing the adventure! Listen in to find out how you can see this amazing feat.
Travis interviews co-host Curt about his 9 day thru-hike of the Holy Cross Wilderness area near Vail, CO with two of his boys. Listen in and learn about this beautiful area of Colorado. See some of his photos on Instagram while you listen too!
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!
Book: Hold Mine Hand
About Summit Adventure:
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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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!