Uriel Eisen and Maggie Burke made their own Bikepacking bags and tent to go bikepacking in the Ecuadorian Andes. There were a lot of unknowns going in. Neither of them spoke much Spanish and neither of had done much high altitude activities. It was challenging at times with brutally rugged terrain, but the friendly people and the grandeur of the Andes made it incredibly rewarding for these two! Check it out.
Uriel's Site: www.urieleisen.com
Uriel Instagram: www.instagram.com/urieleisen
Maggie's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More Resources at www.bikepacking.com
This is a must hear episode. Airline pilot, open ocean rower, mountaineer & back country skiier, Laval St. Germain visits for a very powerful discussion on climbing, skiing and open ocean rowing. Laval is currently the only Canadian to have successfully summited Mt. Everest without the use of oxygen. He also shares the story of his son's tragic death while out canoeing. However, he and his wife have managed to turn this tragedy into motivation to live life to the fullest. Tune in and let Laval inspire you for or on your next adventure!
Web Site: www.lavalstgermain.com
Wow what an intense episode. Chris Warner does a great job of relaying what it's like to summit K2 on this episode. If you've ever dreamed of one day doing it yourself, be sure to listen in to get the details. WARNING: There is some detailed discussion on deaths experienced on the mountain. Please consider before allowing children to listen in or if you have a weak stomach.
Web site: www.chrisbwarner.com
Earth Treks Climbing: www.earthtreksclimbing.com
Here's a different adventure sport for you. Phoebe Smith spends her time in the outdoors Extreme Sleeping. With a bright and cheerful personality, Phoebe describes sleeping in remote and extreme locations. Listen in and broaden your adventure portfolio!
Linus Wilson is back on to bring us up to speed on his continued slow boat sailing around the world. Linus is a financial professor who uses his vacation time to continue his progress. He's always good for some laughs while on the show, so tune in and enjoy!
Audibook for .99 cents in September 2017 only: https://gumroad.com/l/KUkcA
You can also get his book "Slow Boat to Cuba" as an e-book for free on September 16th, 2017 too. Just visit his site on that day: www.slowboatsailing.com
Nate Marr & Vieques hurricane update: At the beginning of the episode, Curt gives an update for Nate Marr with Marauder Sailing. Hurricane Irma hit Vieques fairly hard. If you are looking for a way to help out after Irma, please head to Nate's GoFundMe link to chip in. Marauder Sailing will match the first $5000 raised in aid. https://www.gofundme.com/helpviequesafterirma
Make sure you go sign up for the ASP Facebook Group! We are working to establish a community where we can all help one another with our adventures. https://www.facebook.com/groups/444700455930801
Scott and Jo-Roxy moved to the United States from Australia and decided to cycle across the country to get familiar with their new home. Jo-Roxy had only learned to ride a bicycle a few years earlier. They began their ride began in April from Philadelphia and rode through to Denver, up to Jackson Hole, WY then down to Hurricane, Utah and caught some buses through some hot bits before cycling into Los Angeles in early July.
Graham Hiemstra is on the show today to fill us in on bikepacking the Oregon Outback Trail.
From www.oregonbikepacking.com "We think this is hands-down the best bikepacking route in Oregon. Starting in Klamath Falls near the California border, you get to traverse the entire length of the state on lightly traveled roads including a slice of route’s namesake area – the Oregon Outback – a dusty, remote portion of the state populated primarily by coyotes and rattlesnakes. Expect desolation, extremely limited water and services, and some of the most beautiful riding anywhere. But don’t expect it to be easy; this is one of our most difficult, committing routes. Highlights include the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, 30 oz. steaks at the Cowboy Dinner Tree, Fort Rock, the Crooked River, the Ochoco Mountains, and amazing views of the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers."
Bryan Snyder left upstate New York in 1995 and has spent two decades teaching natural sciences at various outdoor schools across the country, from Maine to Hawaii. He received his masters in Environmental Education and Administration from Prescott College and is the author of the outdoor adventure "Off the Map" books trilogy. He's back on the show to share more adventure tales from his trips exploring the American west.
Free book + Books 2 & 3: www.offthemapbooks.com