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Adventure Sports Podcast

Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors.
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Listen to in-depth interviews three days a week from adventure sports enthusiasts around the globe. You'll hear from outfitters, guides, instructors, authors and many more who live their lives to the fullest. Not only will you enjoy shows about your favorite adventure sports, but you'll also discover activities you may decide to try as well. Come learn about amazing people and how their organizations provide incredible benefits to society.

Dec 30, 2017

Welcome to another ASP Stories bonus episode. We will be having authors read from their books featuring each chapter as a new episode. Think of these bonus episodes as an ongoing audiobook for free. So sit back, relax and enjoy our first book "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" written and recorded by Curt Linville, host of the Adventure Sports Podcast. "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" is the story of a couple, and their infant, escaping the city and relocating to the front range foothills of Colorado as they grow their family and raise children at an elevation of 8240'.

Dec 28, 2017

Holiday Flashback - 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

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCovW0njtBiitJPx-1WCyquA

Twitter: @earthtreks

Instagram: @earthtreks

Dec 25, 2017

If you know what the Darien Gap is, you know that most travelers opt to go around it by boat or over it by plane. Today’s guest, JD Smith, decided to go through the 99 mile long jungle by motorcycle instead. Needless to say, this is not your ordinary two-wheeled adventure.

www.rtwmototours.com

www.facebook.com/RTWMotoTours

www.instagram.com/jdsmithphxaz

Dec 23, 2017

Welcome to another ASP Stories bonus episode. We will be having authors read from their books featuring each chapter as a new episode. Think of these bonus episodes as an ongoing audiobook for free. So sit back, relax and enjoy our first book "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" written and recorded by Curt Linville, host of the Adventure Sports Podcast. "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" is the story of a couple, and their infant, escaping the city and relocating to the front range foothills of Colorado as they grow their family and raise children at an elevation of 8240'.

Dec 21, 2017

Roger Thompson joins Curt to discuss adventure travel as well as to share some good stories and readings from his book: "We Stood Upon Stars". Listen in for your bi-weekly dose of adventure inspiration!

Book: We Stood upon Stars

www.rogerwthompson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRogerWThompson

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogerwthompson

Dec 18, 2017

Holiday Flashback - Imagine the Hurculean effort it takes to summit 29,035' Mt Everest. Now imagine reaching the summit and enjoying the fruits of your accomplishment only to realize your vision is fading rapidly with no one around to help you get back down. Brian Dickinson is on the show to tell us about his Blind Descent.

www.briandickinson.net

The Book: Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mt. Everest

Instagram: www.instagram.com/briancdickinson

Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/BrianDickinsonBlindDescent

Facebook: www.facebook.com/briancdickinson

Twitter: twitter.com/briancdickinson

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

Dec 16, 2017

Welcome to another ASP Stories bonus episode. We will be having authors read from their books featuring each chapter as a new episode. Think of these bonus episodes as an ongoing audiobook for free. So sit back, relax and enjoy our first book "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" written and recorded by Curt Linville, host of the Adventure Sports Podcast. "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" is the story of a couple, and their infant, escaping the city and relocating to the front range foothills of Colorado as they grow their family and raise children at an elevation of 8240'.

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

Dec 14, 2017

Anna-Marie Watson grew up in an outdoor-loving, adventurous family. The adventures continued as she served nearly a decade in the British Army. Upon leaving the military, she knew she did not want a standard job and "normal" life. So, what did she do? She flew to New Zealand to bicycle the country. This started a series of adventures that led her to competing in the world half Ironman, running (and winning second female) the Marathon De Sables, and many other adventures. And she is not slowing down. She is back on to fill us in on the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc – a 171 km race around Mont Blanc. She offers coaching services as well through her company, Reach For More Coaching. She shares much about what it takes to build an adventure-focused lifestyle.

 

rfmcoaching.com
facebook.com/RFMCoaching
twitter.com/RFMCoaching
instagram.com/rfmcoaching

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

Dec 11, 2017

Oli France graduated in Outdoor Leadership (BA) from the University of Central Lancashire. He is a professional British Mountain Leader and keen adventurer, who mainly earns a living leading trips and expeditions across the globe. To date, he has traveled to 50 countries, and has climbed mountains in half of those, including the likes of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. In winter 2016, Oli traveled overland by any means from Hong Kong to Istanbul, along the mountainous spine of Asia, crossing eleven countries and climbing fourteen mountains, in a journey documented in his book: The Trail of the Mountain Folk. Oli occasionally speaks about his adventures at various events. Otherwise, he can be found traipsing through mountains, or browsing through maps and atlases in search of his next adventure.

The book: "The Trail of the Mountain Folk"

www.oliverfrance.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/oli_france

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oli.france.7

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

 

Dec 9, 2017

Welcome to another ASP Stories bonus episode. We will be having authors read from their books featuring each chapter as a new episode. Think of these bonus episodes as an ongoing audiobook for free. So sit back, relax and enjoy our first book "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" written and recorded by Curt Linville, host of the Adventure Sports Podcast. "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" is the story of a couple, and their infant, escaping the city and relocating to the front range foothills of Colorado as they grow their family and raise children at an elevation of 8240'.

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

Dec 7, 2017

Bill Thorness has been cycling around Seattle and the Puget Sound for over 35 years. He's written the two go-to books for those who have an interest in cycle touring the Pacific coast of the United States. Bill is on today's episode to walk us through the wonderful experiences that are to be had on the Pacific coast via bicycle.

Books: "Cycling the Pacific Coast"Books: "Cycling the Pacific Coast" "Biking Puget Sound"


www.cyclingthepacificcoast.com

www.billthorness.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThorness

FB: https://www.facebook.com/bill.thorness

https://www.adventurecycling.org

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

 

Dec 4, 2017

Scoutmaster Ray Theberge has been working with scouts for over 17 years and he's with us today to talk about how adventure sports benefit youth as well as the rest of us. Ray has successfully summitted all 48 peaks over 4000 feet in the white mountains of New Hampshire.

https://www.facebook.com/crew42quincy
https://www.facebook.com/boyscouttroop42Quincy
http://www.BoyScoutTroop42.org
 
Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure
Dec 2, 2017

Welcome to another ASP Stories bonus episode. We will be having authors read from their books featuring each chapter as a new episode. Think of these bonus episodes as an ongoing audiobook for free. So sit back, relax and enjoy our first book "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" written and recorded by Curt Linville, host of the Adventure Sports Podcast. "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" is the story of a couple, and their infant, escaping the city and relocating to the front range foothills of Colorado as they grow their family and raise children at an elevation of 8240'. 

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

Nov 30, 2017

Thru Hiking any one of the Triple Crown trails is a mighty feat in and of its own. Then you have the Triple Crown itself once you've successfully thru hiked all three trails. Now, imagine having completed all three Triple Crown trails three times each! Clint "Lint" Bunting is one of three people in the world known to have accomplished this monumental goal and he is on the show today to give us a taste of his 30,000 miles on the trail.

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

http://www.linthikes.com

https://www.instagram.com/lint_hikes

 

 

Nov 27, 2017

Frank and Brittany Konsella are back to share their new book with us and talk about skiing the high peaks of the backcountry. Get ready for some more winter adventure inspiration!

Book: Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado
https://14erskiers.com/blog/backcountry-ski-snowboard-routes-colorado
https://www.facebook.com/pg/14erskiers

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

Nov 23, 2017

Holiday Flashback rerun - After battling a drug and alcohol addiction in college, Robert Shearon wanted a way to celebrate sobriety while giving back to the organization that helped him triumph. So he decided to ride a 50cc Honda Ruckus scooter 4600 miles from Vail, Colorado to Anchorage, Alaska. Listen in to hear Robert's story of overcoming his struggle and taking the trip of a lifetime one slow mile at a time.

http://www.colorado.edu/recoverycenter/

http://collegiaterecovery.org/

email Robert: Rkshearon@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.k.shearon

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

Nov 20, 2017

Holiday Flashback rerun - Shawn Forry joins us today to recount how he and Justin Lichter thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in the winter! This is no small feat and as far as records tell, no one has managed it before! There is a whole lot more than just the PCT in this show. Shawn has also hiked the AT, the CDT, the Colorado Trial, the Long Trail, and many, many more. Don't miss this one! Fantastic!

www.shawnforry.com

 

Be sure to take advantage of your ASP discount of 15% at http://www.Action-Heat.com/adventure  ActionHeat makes battery-operated heated clothing that will keep you warm and toasty! Coupon Code: adventure

Nov 18, 2017

Thanks all for the warm response to ASP Stories Episode 1! This is another bonus episode of your free audio book written and recorded by Curt Linville. This episode dives into some of the more subtle, but meaningful experiences of living in the woods at altitude. Staring Steller's jays, Mr. Fox, sunrises and aspen trees. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and put your feet up for a few minutes as we listen in on one family's life above the clouds....

Nov 16, 2017

Our friend Sarah Williams, host of the Tough Girl Podcast, is back with us today to talk about her recent 100-day Appalachian Trail thru hike. Sarah got the bug to thru hike one of the crown trails after learning of the successful completion on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. She managed to set herself a goal and piece together what she needed to succeed and succeed she did. Even though she had major concerns about her ability to accomplish this awesome feat in her 100 day timeline, she managed to do it and is here to tell us all about it.

 

Visit Sarah and find out more!

https://www.toughgirlchallenges.com
https://www.facebook.com/ToughGirlChallenges
https://www.instagram.com/toughgirlchallenges
https://twitter.com/_TOUGH_GIRL
https://www.youtube.com/c/SarahWilliamsToughGirlChallenges  

 

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Nov 13, 2017

As a neophyte horsewoman with a minimal command of the Spanish language, Nancy rode off across Patagonia, alone, on horseback. Over the next decade and three thousand miles of rugged horse trail, Patagonia’s wild country and the hardy pioneers who settled there took her in and changed her. The book "Riding Into the Heart of Patagonia" is the story of that journey. It is also the story of Patagonia, a spectacular wilderness and rich, self-sufficient culture on the brink of rapid change. The book is available for pre-order at Amazon now and will deliver May 1, 2018.

www.nancypfeiffer.com

www.ridingintotheheartofpatagonia.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Riding-Into-the-Heart-of-Patagonia-1700774059962723/

Pre-order the book: https://www.amazon.com/Riding-Heart-Patagonia-Nancy-Pfeiffer/dp/1945805676/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1506909691&sr=8-3-fkmr1&keywords=riding+in+the+heart+of+patagonia

 

 

Nov 11, 2017

Welcome to the first of our Saturday bonus episodes. We will be having authors read from their books featuring each chapter as a new episode. Think of these bonus episodes as an ongoing audiobook for free. So sit back, relax and enjoy our first book "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" written and recorded by Curt Linville, host of the Adventure Sports Podcast. "8240: One Family's Life Above the Clouds" is the story of a couple, and their infant, escaping the city and relocating to the front range foothills of Colorado as they grow their family and raise children at an elevation of 8240'. 

Nov 9, 2017

Will Collins AKA BuffaloRoamer dreamed of paddling the full length of the Mississippi river in a canoe from it's origin in Minnesota all of the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Will was kind enough to join Curt in the middle of his journey to explain the why and what of this awesome adventure.

Follow Will on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloRoamer

 

Nov 6, 2017

Did you know that bears don't actually growl as Hollywood has you believe? Did you also know that a dog on a leash is a great bear deterrent, but a dog off its leash is a great way to have yourself a bear encounter? In this episode Mike McIntosh, of the Bear With Us Sanctuary Rehabilitation Center, helps us understand what we need to know about living with bears while playing in the wild.

www.bearwithus.org
info@bearwithus.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bearwithus.bears

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bearwithusbears

 

Nov 2, 2017

Jens Jakob Anderson is on the show today to talk about the rugged Ersfjordtraversen trek and climb along the north side of Norway's Ersfjord. Jens also runs RunRepeat which is an awesome website that helps you find the perfect running shoes for you with no bias to any brand.

www.runrepeat.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runrepeatcom/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RunRepeatcom

Oct 30, 2017

In October 2016 Anna McNuff saddled up on a bike called Bernard and set off as part of a two-woman team on a mission to explore some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Southern Andes.

Side by side, she and her friend Faye Shepherd spent 184 days pedaling their way 5,500 miles through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. From the bustling city of La Paz, all the way down to Ushuaia – the last sizeable chunk of land before you reach Antarctica. Far from taking the shortest, most direct route, they sought the most mountainous course possible. By the time they returned to the UK in spring 2017 they had ascended over 100,000 metres  – equivalent to 11 times the height of Everest – on their bicycles.

www.annamcnuff.com

New Zealand Book: "The Pants of Perspective"

Oct 26, 2017

In October 2016 Anna McNuff saddled up on a bike called Bernard and set off as part of a two-woman team on a mission to explore some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Southern Andes.

Side by side, she and her friend Faye Shepherd spent 184 days pedaling their way 5,500 miles through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. From the bustling city of La Paz, all the way down to Ushuaia – the last sizeable chunk of land before you reach Antarctica. Far from taking the shortest, most direct route, they sought the most mountainous course possible. By the time they returned to the UK in spring 2017 they had ascended over 100,000 metres  – equivalent to 11 times the height of Everest – on their bicycles.

www.annamcnuff.com

New Zealand Book: "The Pants of Perspective"

Oct 23, 2017

London2London:Via the World 

Between 2011 and 2015, Sarah Outen kayaked, cycled and rowed over 20,000 miles around the northern hemisphere - across Europe and Asia, the Pacific, North America and the Atlantic. It was a journey of contrasts and extremes in terrain, weather, cultures and climates.

Book: "Dare to Do"

www.sarahouten.com
Twitter: @Sarahouten

Kickstarter campaign for the film of London2London:Via the World film : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarahouten/london2london-via-the-world-by-sarah-outen-and-jen

Oct 19, 2017

On today's show, Curt spends some time discussing the dangers of adventure sports and things you can do to help mitigate them. Adventure sports can be dangerous, but you can do a lot to stay safe.

Oct 16, 2017
Mina Guli wanted to do something to raise awareness about the world's looming clean water shortage, so she took on the monumental adventure of running the equivalent of 40 marathons in just 40 days. She also ran down 6 of the world’s great rivers, on 6 continents in just 6 weeks. Listen in to hear her story!
 
Website:  www.minaguli.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MinaGuliWater/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/minaguli
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minaguli/
 
 
Sarah Outen's Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarahouten/london2london-via-the-world-by-sarah-outen-and-jen
 
Oct 12, 2017

Krista Halling, Glen Chilton and their mascot Alfred the Kingfisher paddle 250 miles from the source of the River Thames in rural England, through 44 locks and then through the city of London and around the north coast of Kent, to inspire school children and others to have outdoor adventures, big or small.

Twitter: @thamestrip
Facebook: fallingdownthethames
Glen's Site: www.glenchilton.com/falling-down-the-thames-for-young-adventurers

Oct 9, 2017

Jerry Holl decided on a whim that he'd like to embark on an experience of a lifetime by riding a bicycle from Alaska to Mexico. With little to no cycling training, he did just that. Listen in to hear about this awesome adventure and try not to be inspired! Don't forget to check out his book about his trip too: "Downhills Don't Come Free"

Site: www.downhillsdontcomefree.com

Book: www.downhillsdontcomefree.johnsonwebsites.com/get-the-book

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jerry.holl.16

Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC15Q30gidA3hW_8al02d-1Q/videos

 

 

Oct 5, 2017

The Wayfaring Band is not an upcoming group of musicians out of Seattle, but they are a band of adventurous and caring people who help those with disabilities get out and travel the country and world. Andrea Moore is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Wayfaring Band and she's on today to fill us in on what it is they do. 

www.thewayfaringband.com

email: info@thewayfaringband.com

Facebook: TheWayfaringBand

Twitter: @wayfaringband

 

 

Oct 2, 2017

Brittany and Frank Konsella are back to talk about the beauty of mountain biking. If you are into mountain biking or have had the desire to pick it up as your next adventure sport, you won't want to miss this one. So sit back, relax and enjoy some MTB!

www.14erskiers.com/blog/crested-butte-mountain-bike-guide

CBG Trail Quest App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.gomaps.cbgtrailsmap

 

 

Sep 28, 2017

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: mgkburke@gmail.com

More Resources at www.bikepacking.com

 

Sep 25, 2017

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

Twitter: @lavalstgermain

Instagram: @lavalstgermain

Facebook: @laval.stgermain

 

Sep 21, 2017

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

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCovW0njtBiitJPx-1WCyquA

Twitter: @earthtreks

Instagram: @earthtreks

Sep 18, 2017

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!

http://www.phoebe-smith.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeSleeps

https://www.instagram.com/phoebersmith

https://twitter.com/PhoebeRSmith

 

 

Sep 14, 2017

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!

www.slowboatsailing.com
https://www.youtube.com/slowboatsailing
https://www.facebook.com/slowboatsailing
https://twitter.com/slowboatsailing

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

 

 

Sep 11, 2017

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.

 

www.bikegang.cc

www.thewayfaringband.com

Twitter: @stpearse

Sep 7, 2017

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."


www.instagram.com/fieldmag/
www.facebook.com/thefieldmag
www.fieldmag.com/photo/bikepacking-oregon-outback-trail

www.fieldmag.com/features/oregon-outback-trail-lessons-learned

Sep 4, 2017

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offthemapbooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offthemapbooks/

Aug 31, 2017

Paula ‘Must Try Harder’ McGuire isn’t exactly your average adventurer. She doesn’t even own a sleeping bag. In fact, Paula spent her early years hiding from life and seeking better places to hide, eventually finding her world shrinking to the confines of her own home without an escape route. Thirty years of crippling social anxiety will do that to a girl. Adventure became Paula’s personal therapy in 2012 and, ever since, she has terrified herself daily in the name of recovery. So far, it’s working.

www.paulamusttryharder.co.uk

Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1449974390/the-big-mad-swim-around-britain-the-movie

Aug 28, 2017

Ya, this one is not our standard format.  We decided to relive some memories about how the Adventure Sports Podcast has impacted our lives and visit a bit about what we see on the horizon for the show as a way to celebrate 300 episodes of ASP.  

www.180tack.com

 

Aug 24, 2017

Rerun - Imagine the Hurculean effort it takes to summit 29,035' Mt Everest. Now imagine reaching the summit and enjoying the fruits of your accomplishment only to realize your vision is fading rapidly with no one around to help you get back down. Brian Dickinson is on the show to tell us about his Blind Descent.

www.briandickinson.net

The Book: Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mt. Everest

Instagram: www.instagram.com/briancdickinson

Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/BrianDickinsonBlindDescent

Facebook: www.facebook.com/briancdickinson

Twitter: twitter.com/briancdickinson

Aug 21, 2017

Summer Break Rerun. Learn about the Hell's Canyon wilderness and the Seven Devils mountains as Sam Thackeray tells us all about his 7 days thru hiking the area. Believe it or not, Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in the United States, deeper than the Grand Canyon! Sam talks about this trip as well as some packrafting, canoeing and climbing on today's show. 

 

https://www.instagram.com/samuelthackeray/

https://www.facebook.com/samuel.thackeray

Aug 17, 2017

Luke Kloberdanz visits with Curt about his thru hike of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a thousand-mile footpath that highlights these landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails.

But the Ice Age Trail is more than a path through the woods. It is a place for mental and physical rejuvenation, a place to unwind after a hard day and enjoy the landscape of Wisconsin. More than 1 million people use the Ice Age Trail each year to hike and snowshoe, to backpack, to disconnect and reconnect.

Behind the scenes, a vibrant community of volunteers across the state work to build and maintain the Trail, making it one of the country’s best hiking experiences.

 

www.iceagetrail.org

Twitter @iceagetrailorg

Facebook: iceagetrail

 

Aug 14, 2017

Steve Ladd decided he would build a 250 lb, 12-foot row/sail boat called Squeak to travel 15,000 miles down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as well as rivers and open water in South America over the course of three years.

Blog: https://sites.google.com/site/threeyearsina12footboat/

Book: 3 years in a 12 Foot Boat

Aug 10, 2017

Jim Lamancusa is on today's show to talk about ski mountaineering up Mt. Rainier as well as some Colorado 14er climbing.

www.CusaTea.com
Facebook@CusaTeaTime
Instagram: Cusa_Tea
Aug 7, 2017

The 2017 Tour Divide winner Brian Lucido is on this episode talking all things bikepacking and about what it's like to compete in and finish first in the 2700+ mile un-sanctioned mountain bike race. We also address the pros and cons of tandem biking!

http://www.brianlucido.com/

http://tourdivide.org/

https://www.instagram.com/fulmar2

https://www.facebook.com/brian.lucido.5

 

Aug 3, 2017

Nolan Hurd, one of the Bent Gate Mountaineering BC101 clinic leaders, is back to help us understand rock climbing. Whether you have never donned a climbing harness and crammed your feet into a pair of climbing shoes, or you're an old veteran of the sport, you'll enjoy this one.

 Make sure you check out Bengate's events page!

www.bentgate.com/events

 

The Adventure Sports podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special rates on term life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

Jul 31, 2017

In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well traveled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, sat-navs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

 

The Book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Lone-Rider-Elspeth-Beard/9781782438045

Kindle Soft Copy: Click Here

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Jul 27, 2017

It's rock climbing time with Luke Mehall. He's a long-time rock climber and publisher of the Climbingzine as well as four books. Luke and Curt talk about the adventure that is rock climbing as well as what it's like to be a publisher and author.

Climbingzine: http://climbingzine.com

Luke's Books: http://www.lukemehall.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theclimbingzine

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingzine

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jul 24, 2017

In the summer of 2016 Belgian dentist Karel Sabbe broke the speed record for thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in just 52 days 8 hours and 25 minutes. He spends the hour discussing his preparation and experiences from this amazing feat. Karel also talks about competing in the Marathon de Sables. Listen in and get inspired by Karel's story!

 

Karel's Website: http://www.karelsabbe.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karelsabbeultrarunning

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jul 20, 2017

Here's one we haven't covered yet. Bowen Dwelle joins the ASP to talk about Long Distance Exploratory Kitesurfing, Foil Boarding, Flow, the long distance experience, athletic journeys, the nature of (what is) adventure, athletics and intuition, and the new normal in adventure sports.

Bowen's Adventure Portfolio:

I am a lifelong outdoors sports enthusiast (skateboarding, snowboarding, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, open water swimming, trail running, MTB, kitesurfing, paragliding) and have in the last ten years become a passionate and now semi-professional kitesurfer. While most people think of kitesurfing for the freestyle (tricks) and perhaps also for wave riding, there are other disciplines that are gaining traction and progressing the sport: course racing, foil board kiting and my specialty: long distance. 

We have developed techniques to allow truly long distance travel – 100+ miles in a day and 1000+ miles in a single journey -- by kite, and we have done several trips on the coast of Brazil and elsewhere using these techniques. 

I was fortunate enough to be one of the principal athletes in a film production that we just finished about the long distance experience, exploring the northern coast of Brazil by kite. We shot last summer (2016) and just finished editing and it's now screening on Canal OFF in Brazil. In the meantime I was in the Philippines in March 2017 shooting another similar expedition and will be back in Brazil in September 2017 shooting an entire series of long distance exploratory kiting, from Atins to the mouth of the Amazon and up the river to Santarem!

 

Watch the documentary: https://vimeo.com/220552327

Read more: http://www.surfinsemfim.com

Bowen's Blog: www.bowendwelle.com

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

 

 

Jul 17, 2017

The West Highland Way was Scotland's first long distance route and remains by far the most popular. Stretching from Milngavie to Fort William, the route provides for some of Scotland's best scenery. Robert and Hazel Jones made the 96 mile thru-hike with their three children ages 5, 7 and 9. They join in this episode to share their experience.

 

Read about it: www.justupthetrail.wordpress.com
Twitter - @justupthetrail
facebook.com/justupthetrail
 
The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

Jul 13, 2017

Roger Thompson joins Curt to discuss adventure travel as well as to share some good stories and readings from his book: "We Stood Upon Stars". Listen in for your bi-weekly dose of adventure inspiration!

Book: We Stood upon Stars

www.rogerwthompson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRogerWThompson

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogerwthompson

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

Jul 10, 2017

Jon Curt and Mike Brcic with Sacred Rides in Toronto, Canada as they discuss mountain biking in some amazing locations around the globe. They also weave in a little bit of canoeing in Canada. Mike has made a living from his love for adventure sports.

 

www.sacredrides.com

www.mikebrcic.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sacredridesmtb

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacredridesmtb/

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jul 6, 2017

13 year old Abby Duffy went blind when she was 6. She found she could not do most sports the other kids could, so when she won a learn to ski package, new doors to the world of adventure sports were opened. Since then, she has become an accomplished skier and a truly inspiring adventurer.

www.heyduff.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/B3abby

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jul 3, 2017

Mason Gravley has raced the 540 mile Colorado Trail Race, as well as the 2700 miles Tour Divide. He has pedaled 20,000 miles across the US 6 times and is now planning on completing the Tour de 14ers in August 2017 where he will bike to and hike each of the peaks over 14,000 ft. Don't miss another dose of adventure inspiration!

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/alive_adventures

https://www.instagram.com/campcrate

www.youraliveadventure.com
www.campcrate.net
https://www.facebook.com/CampcrateRental

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 29, 2017

Luke Gelmi is on for this episode telling us all about his epic trip through West Africa on a Royal Enfield. Luke has a way of making you smile the entire time he's relaying the stories of the awesome adventure. Make sure you download his free book "Boundaries" at the link below to hear more of the story!

Download "Boundaries" the Book for FREE!: http://www.obliviousthebook.com

Follow Luke:

https://www.instagram.com/shotsfromthebar
https://www.facebook.com/shotsfromthebar

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 26, 2017

Ryan "Kodak" Brown is on the show today to share his story of how finding long distance cycling helped him overcome anxiety, depression and alcohol dependency. In 2014, he embarked on an amazing bicycle trip from Canada to Panama. Listen in for some cycling inspiration with Ryan.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryankodakbrown

https://sierradesigns.com/

http://kodakbrown.com/

 

 The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

Jun 22, 2017

Thru hiking maven Arlette Lann (aka "Apple Pie") spends some quality adventure time with us on today's show to talk about east coast hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire as well as her recent thru hike of the Hayduke trail which winds through some of the most scenic areas of southern Utah and northern Arizona including Arches, Canyonlands, Glen Canyon, Capitol Reef, Grand Escalante, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Grand Canyon National parks and monuments

 

www.arlettelaan.com

arlettelaan.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArletteLaanCreations

http://redlineguiding.com/

Apple Pie on Trailjournals.com: http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entries/19868

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 19, 2017

Former NFL wide receiver Mark Pattison joins us on today's show to talk about going from playing professional football in the NFL to climbing the 7 Summits. 

 

www.MarkPattisonNFL.com
https://www.facebook.com/NFL2SevenSummits
https://www.instagram.com/nfl2sevensummits
https://twitter.com/NFL2SevenSummit
https://www.markpattisonnfl.com/podcast/
 
 
 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 15, 2017

In a rare episode Travis & Curt get together to have a few laughs and discuss some backpacking in the Lost Creek Wilderness in Colorado. Listen in to hear about the ups and downs of altitude sickness, rain and lightning but all within the beautiful splendor of Lost Creek.

 

Big Agnes Storm King: http://www.bigagnes.com/Storm-King-0_2

Big Agnes Two Track: http://www.bigagnes.com/Two-Track-2017

ASP Members Site: https://members.adventuresportspodcast.com/

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 12, 2017

Teresa Bruce talks about the ultimate road trip where she and her husband Gary drove down the Pan American Highway in a 4-wheel-drive truck searching for people who helped her family survive the same trip 30 years earlier when they did it in a 1968 vintage camper.

Teresa's new book "The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway" goes on sale Tuesday June 13, 2017. make sure you get your copy as well as read more on her blog! The book will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Audible.

 

Blog: www.teresabruce.me

Books: www.teresabrucebooks.com

  

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

Jun 8, 2017

Shaun Stewart check sin with us to let us all in on Ireland's High Peaks Challenge where adventurers attempt to summit the highest peak in each of Ireland's 32 counties. Listen in as this well-accomplished adventurer takes on a tour of this ambitious task!

 

Twitter: @shaunstewie13
Instagram: shaunstewart1
Websites:

www.ardsadventures.com

www.shaun-stewart.com

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 5, 2017

Ever thought about getting into bikepacking on your mountain bike? If so, this is the episode for you! Stefan Griebel founded the 500 mile Colorado Trail Race between Denver and Durango, CO. Listen in to hear  about the race and some tips for bikepacking in general.

 

CTR Info: http://www.climbingdreams.net/ctr

Trackleaders for Race Tracking units: http://trackleaders.com

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

Jun 1, 2017

Get your rock climbing fix with some stories about climbing in the west! Dakota Walz is here to talk about climbing in North Dakota and around the American midwest. Keep an eye out for the film "Small Walls" this summer.

Check out the book Northern Buttey: Rock Climbs of North Dakota here: http://ndclimberscoalition.com/

Don't forget to swing by: http://www.americanalpiineclub.org

NDClimbersCoalition@gmail.com

ND Climbers Coalition Facebook Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1740956899466416/

 

The Adventure Sports Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/adventure to support the show and learn more.

 

 

May 29, 2017

Yannick Chaigneau and his future wife Shirley set out on an epic adventure they call the transcontinental triathalon. They started in Alaska and kayaked the inside passage down to Washington. After that, they thru-hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail down to Mexico. Once off the trail, they hopped on their bikes to complete the journey of a lifetime by biking their way down through Central and South America to Ushuaia. They even did some mountaineering to keep from being bored on the bikes!! Check it out. This is one epic adventure!

https://medshare.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/transcontinental-triathlon/

May 25, 2017

Yannick Chaigneau and his future wife Shirley set out on an epic adventure they call the transcontinental triathalon. They started in Alaska and kayaked the inside passage down to Washington. After that, they thru-hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail down to Mexico. Once off the trail, they hopped on their bikes to complete the journey of a lifetime by biking their way down through Central and South America to Ushuaia. They even did some mountaineering to keep from being bored on the bikes!! Check it out. This is one epic adventure!

https://medshare.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/transcontinental-triathlon/

May 22, 2017

Jaime Kurtz visits with Curt to talk about learning how to travel happily as well as getting the most out of your hard-earned vacation. She share some tips & tricks as well as some interesting psychology studies that help us understand some of the dos and don'ts while we're trying to relax.

 

Keep an eye out for here new book: "The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of better Vacations" coming out June 2017!

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happy-trails

https://twitter.com/JaimeKurtz1

 

May 18, 2017

Denis Bulichenko grew up in central Russia and he and his family moved to Italy about 2 years ago. Denis is a software developer for outdoor apps which allows him to do a lot of hiking in the Italian alps to test out his work. In this episode, Curt talks with Denis to see what it's like to ave the Alps as your backyard playground.

https://www.instagram.com/igtraveladdict/

https://www.facebook.com/denis1bulichenko

Check out his app: Peak Visor too

May 15, 2017

On April 2nd, 2015 Tom Turcich left his home in New Jersey to embark on a five year trek across the seven continents. The dream of walking around the world formed at seventeen after his friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death Tom decided to make the most of each day. He is walking around the world to become immersed in unknown places and be forced into adventure day after day. In Texas he adopted a dog, Savannah, and have crossed every border together ever since. 

theworldwalk.com

www.instagram.com/theworldwalk

 

May 11, 2017

Heather Hansman is a freelance journalist who has also been a raft guide and ski patrol member in her past. In the summer of 2016, she spent 2 months on a raft floating the Green River through Wyoming and Utah. She's on today's show to let us in on her experience.

https://www.heatherhansman.com/

https://twitter.com/hhansman

https://www.instagram.com/hhansman/

 

 

May 8, 2017

Dan Keeley is on a mission to raise awareness for depression and bipolar disorder by running 1250 miles self-supported from Rome to London. It's called Rome to Home. In the summer of 2012 he experienced a full-blown manic episode – an episode which culminated with him believing he was ‘the chosen one’ and preaching from the central lane of a major motorway in Italy at rush hour. What followed was a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, time spent in psychiatric wards both in Italy and the UK, and the inevitable crippling depression which found him wanting to take my his own life. It has been 5 years now and Dan is doing awesome! He has a new lease on life and is using it to its fullest. Listen in to learn about Dan, his wild trip through this ordeal and what he is doing now to bring attention to this issue. There could not be a nicer guy to help us understand what people with depression are going through.

http://www.rometohome.com/

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

http://www.snow-camp.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/iamdankeeley

https://twitter.com/iamdankeeley

https://www.instagram.com/iamdankeeley/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYtTUuj6SG8gYGXlqS-HsJQ

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2017

Tom Fabbri is on the show today to tell us about his progress in his attempt to climb the 7 Summits as well as his experiences from Mt. Vinson. Tom is a world class adventurer who is on a journey to complete the Adventure Grand Slam, summiting the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents and skiing to the North and South Poles. In one year, he climbed four of these peaks in his quest to fulfill this dream – Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia, and Aconcagua in Argentina. His most recent climb took him to Mt. McKinley in Alaska where he summited on July 5, 2013. With two climbs left, Vinson Massif in Antarctica and Mt. Everest and skiing the poles, Tom is well on his way to becoming part of an elite group of mountaineers as he successfully completes this challenge.

http://tomfabbri.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Tom-Fabbri-124993730860405/

https://www.instagram.com/lifewrangler/

https://twitter.com/TomFabbri

May 1, 2017

Tom Fabbri is on the show today to tell us about his progress in his attempt to climb the 7 Summits as well as his experiences from Mt. Vinson. Tom is a world class adventurer who is on a journey to complete the Adventure Grand Slam, summiting the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents and skiing to the North and South Poles. In one year, he climbed four of these peaks in his quest to fulfill this dream – Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia, and Aconcagua in Argentina. His most recent climb took him to Mt. McKinley in Alaska where he summited on July 5, 2013. With two climbs left, Vinson Massif in Antarctica and Mt. Everest and skiing the poles, Tom is well on his way to becoming part of an elite group of mountaineers as he successfully completes this challenge.

http://tomfabbri.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Tom-Fabbri-124993730860405/

https://www.instagram.com/lifewrangler/

https://twitter.com/TomFabbri

 

 

Apr 27, 2017

George Kourounis is back! Our favorite storm chasing, volcano descending global adventurer returns to fill us in on his most recent expeditions to northern Manitoba visiting Polar Bears, Myanmar photographing the tattooed women of Chin State, a volcano in Vanuatu and into the most dangerous volcano in Africa. He also shares some of his stories from an epic tornado season where he witnessed 9 tornadoes in a single day! George even shot a commercial for a restaurant where he descended into an active volcano in Guatemala to snatch a piece of lava for the shoot. He ends the show with his plans to backpack and camp in North Korea during these currently-heated political times. Not one to shy away from an adventure George always comes through!

http://www.stormchaser.ca/Stormchaser.html

http://www.cloud9tours.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/gkourounis

https://twitter.com/georgekourounis

 

Apr 24, 2017

Anna-Marie Watson grew up in an outdoor-loving, adventurous family. The adventures continued as she served nearly a decade in the British Army. Upon leaving the military, she knew she did not want a standard job and "normal" life. So, what did she do? She flew to New Zealand to bicycle the country. This started a series of adventures that led her to competing in the world half Ironman, running (and winning second female) the Marathon De Sables, and many other adventures. And she is not slowing down. She is currently training for The Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc – a 171 km race around Mont Blanc. She offers coaching services as well through her company, Reach For More Coaching. She shares much about what it takes to build an adventure-focused lifestyle.

www.rfmcoaching.com

Apr 20, 2017

Dina Mishev moved to Jackson Hole, WY so she could live her life of adventure. While there, she was dealt two blows of bad news. At 30 years old, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and then 9 years later, she learned she had stage 3 breast cancer. However, as difficult and debilitating these two health issues were for her, she pressed on through and continued to keep adventure a big part of her life. Listen in as she describes going through this ordeal and how adventure helped her through it all.

https://www.facebook.com/dinamishev

https://www.instagram.com/dinamishev/

Books:

Best Easy Day Hikes Jackson Hole 

Roadtrip Yellowstone: Family-Friendly Adventures Just Outside America's Favorite Park

Apr 17, 2017

Jon Lechasseur joins me today to share the value to adventure sports, especially biking, hiking, and climbing. Jon, from Montreal, was surprised by all the benefits he found when he started biking to work. His enthusiasm continued to grow for adventure sports of all flavors and led him to create his own podcast, Of Mountains and Men. Are you thinking about getting off the sofa and starting a new life of fun, activity and adventure? This episode is for you.

http://www.ofmountainsandmen.com/

Need adventure recipes? Ask Michelle Shea!
http://www.adventurediningguide.com/

 

Apr 13, 2017

Did you ever think it were possible to ride a mountain bike to the South Pole? On January 21, 2014, Daniel Burton became the first person to accomplish this. Self-supported with the exception of three aerial food drops along the way, Daniel rode more than 750 miles over 51 days in blistering winds and various snow conditions. Listen in to hear all about this impressive expedition!

http://epicsouthpole.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/SouthPoleEpic

https://www.youtube.com/user/danpburton

Get the book here

Apr 10, 2017

What is obstacle racing? Check this out. Racing that is not just about a run or a bike or any other single skill. This is about full-body strength with the challenges of a ninja warrior and the stamina of a marathoner. This is not just going, but going under and over and through…. Margaret Schlachter does a great job of unpacking this sport AND she provides a great example of how one can escape the traditional 8 to 5 to live an adventure sport focused life. It is called Spartan Racing, Tough Mudder Racing, and more. But in the end, it is a full body challenge for those who are not afraid to get dirty. Pretty tough stuff!


https://toughmudder.com/
https://dirtinyourskirt.com/

  

 

Apr 6, 2017

Eric Wever represents the southeast with some Mountain Biking talk about the Pisgah National forest in Asheville, NC. We discuss the beauty of riding the trails of the southeastern United States as well how people might get started in mountain bike racing. Eric and his wife Erinna run Pisgah Productions which puts on all kinds of races for mountain bikers and runner. Listen in to get your MTB inspiration fix!

 

www.pisgahproductions.com

http://tripsforkidswnc.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Pisgah-Productions

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pisgahpro

 

Apr 3, 2017

Jon Hogins learned the adventurous side of fly fishing from his dad as he grew up in California. They did amazing trips into the mountains and national parks. But Jon found himself living in the warm water lands of Texas. That did not slow him down. He is passionate about warm water fly fishing for bass, crappie, blue gills, you name it. Fly fishing is the perfect complement for all sorts of outdoors adventures like backpacking, horse packing, snow shoeing, back country skiing and even mountain biking. Why not take a rod along! And you don’t have to be in the land of icy snow melt to enjoy it. Warm water fly fishing. What a blast! We also spend a few minutes on Taiga Coolers—serious coolers for serious adventurers.

www.taigacoolers.com

Mar 30, 2017

Past guest Gavan Hennigan is back on the show! This time we get to hear about Gavan's solo row across the southern Atlantic. What do the stars and the milky way look like at night from the middle of the ocean? How does one cope with 50 days of solitude sitting in a 16 ft rowing for days on end? Gavan discusses overcoming his issues with addiction and how he turned drug addiction into an adventure passion. As if this wasn't enough adventure, Gavan even lets us in on his summer plan to row back across the northern Atlantic from New York City back to his home port in Galway Ireland. Listen in for another dose of inspiration!

 

Find Gavan on his website at www.gavanhennigan.com

and on:

Twitter: @Soulogav https://twitter.com/soulogav

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulogav/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulogav/

 

Mar 27, 2017

Whether you love to run or would never run, this show is inspiring and tons of fun. Todd Lewis takes us on a journey from nearly collapsing attempting a 5K run through years of falling in love with ultra-running and overcoming challenge after challenge to finally achieve his goal of completing a 100 mile race. This is the real deal, folks. Todd shares how you can overcome to achieve your dreams too. Thanks, Todd for a wonderful visit and for sharing your dreams with us!

https://toddzillaruns.wordpress.com/
www.picklepower.com

 

Mar 23, 2017

After battling a drug and alcohol addiction in college, Robert Shearon wanted a way to celebrate sobriety while giving back to the organization that helped him triumph. So he decided to ride a 50cc Honda Ruckus scooter 4600 miles from Vail, Colorado to Anchorage, Alaska. Listen in to hear Robert's story of overcoming his struggle and taking the trip of a lifetime one slow mile at a time.

http://www.colorado.edu/recoverycenter/

http://collegiaterecovery.org/

email Robert: Rkshearon@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.k.shearon

 

Mar 20, 2017

Gina joins the Adventure Sports Podcast from the UK today to share her experiences with endurance cycle racing.  Gina was the female soloist winner of Revolve 24 in 2016.  To accomplish this feat, she bicycled 497 km with nearly 29,000 feet of elevation rise in only 24 hours!  As amazing as this is, I think it is her backstory and wonderful personality that really make this show a must listen.  And what's next?  She is now training for the most challenging bike race in the world, The Race Across America.  

Mar 16, 2017

Nolan Hurd, one of the Bent Gate Mountaineering BC101 clinic leaders, spends some time to educate us on Avalanche Safety. If you are a beginner and know nothing about how avalanches and how they work or even if you are a seasoned professional, you are in for some excellent information we all need to have before entering the snow-filled back country!

 

www.bentgate.com/bc101

http://avtraining.org/

www.berthoudpass.org

http://avalanche.state.co.us

 

Mar 13, 2017

Nepal is about a whole lot more than just trying to climb the highest peaks on the planet.  Andrew Wood shares his detailed accounts of trekking in Nepal and offers some tips for others who would like to hike in the high valleys, encounter amazing culture, and view the Himalayas in all their glory.


See the pictures and videos that go with the stories on Andrew’s Youtube channel.


https://www.youtube.com/user/Kentphotopics

Mar 9, 2017

Johnston Julao joins us in this episode to talk about some mountain biking and hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains as well as his successful summit of Mt Rainier. He also tells us about his trip plans for a 6 month journey from California down through Central America and South America to Ushuaia on a motorcycle. 

 

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/johnston.julao

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mototrekkin

Venture Forth Tours: http://www.ventureforthtours.com/

 

Mar 6, 2017

Shawn Forry joins us today to recount how he and Justin Lichter thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in the winter! This is no small feat and as far as records tell, no one has managed it before! There is a whole lot more than just the PCT in this show. Shawn has also hiked the AT, the CDT, the Colorado Trial, the Long Trail, and many, many more. Don't miss this one! Fantastic!

www.shawnforry.com

 

 

Mar 2, 2017

Edwin Olding has figured out how to live life on the road while supporting himself as a filmmaker. We catch up with him down in Costa Rica to talk about how he does it. Edwin made the video of prior guest Sam Thackeray's thru-hike of the Seven Devils Wilderness in Idaho. We discuss Edwin's experiences from that adventure as well as what he's seen and done in China, Nicaragua and Cuba. Listen in for some world travel inspiration!

See Edwin's work: www.noanchor.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NoAnchorTV

Seven Devils Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EllfXaKPqsM&t=3s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noanchorproject

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noanchor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoAnchorProject

Feb 27, 2017

Returning Guests Frank and Brittany Konsella join us today to share some of their experiences skiing 14ers and also to visit about something that should be really dear to every adventure sport enthusiast; public lands access. The US Forest Service has a tough job managing our public lands with such a diversity of opinions about how the public lands should be used by enthusiasts today and by future generations. Frank and Brittany are running point in this discussion for access decisions pending near their home in Crested Butte, Colorado. If you love adventure, then it is critical to have understanding of public lands charters and access issues.

www.14erskiers.com

www.sharetheslate.com

www.crestedbutterealestateagent.com/

Feb 23, 2017

Allan Karl was on our show way back in episode #6! He's been to a lot more places since that first appearance and he's back to talk about them. Listen in too hear about the amazing people he met and the experiences he had while filming for a pilot episode of his planned travel documentary series. He's been to China, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Istanbul, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece and more since we last spoke. 

 

Pick up his book “FORKS: A QUEST FOR CULTURE, CUISINE, AND CONNECTION” — an adventure that will awaken your senses and inspire your spirit. Explore 35 countries on five continents: stories of connection and culture, more than 700 stunning photos, and flavors and food: recipes from each country. You can even save 20% if you're a member of our ASP Member Deals site. Check it out!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/worldrider

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldrider.pro

 

 

Feb 20, 2017

Adventure sports are all about fun.  But that is only the tip of the iceberg!  Today's show is about finding your passion, pursuing it, and making a difference in the world.  It is also about living a healthy, richer, more fulfilling life.  Adventure sports are a whole lot more than just a pastime.  Why does the Adventure Sports Podcast even exist?  I hope this one might provide a dose of inspiration as I explore this question!

www.adventuresportspodcast.com

www.180tack.com

www.instagram.com/adventuresportspodcast/

 

Feb 16, 2017

Brian Arnold has been a force to reckon with in the American Ninja Warrior scene.  He made history by being the first American to finish stage 3 of Midoriyama, and he is a leader to many of the veteran Ninjas.  Brian brings a fierce tenacity to the Wolfpack and motivates the wolves to push harder than anyone else.  He is a man of integrity and honor and is as strong in character as he is in might.  Brian has been climbing for over 25 years and is a dedicated student of the game of chess. In fact, he has beaten The Ninjadoc in over 200 games with only a handful of losses! If you love chess, comment below and Brian may just play you!  Brian is a loving family man and father to his little girl Arie, and together with his beautiful gal, Shanda, has a full house with his other kids Corbin and Cantasia. He freely gives his time and mentorship to his fans around the world.  Brian resides in Colorado where he trains incessantly in pursuit of his dreams.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/brianarnold_anw

Twitter: twitter.com/BrianArnold_ANW

Check out the Wolfpack: www.wolfpackninjas.com

Come see the tour: www.wolfpackninjatour.com

Get the toys: www.slackersline.com

 

Feb 13, 2017

Michelle Shea joins us today to help solve one of adventures BIGGEST problems; what to eat in the woods. Michelle knows first-hand from her many adventures how challenging it can be to enjoy tasty and nutritious food while on adventures and she decided to do something about it. She started Adventure Dining Guide which shares lots of fresh ideas and common sense about how to eat well even when you are miles from the nearest kitchen. Hey, food matters! Fuel your adventures with Michelle!


www.adventurediningguide.com

 

Feb 9, 2017

From beautiful Gunnison, Colorado, bike mechanic by day and mountain bike ninja the rest of the time, Jefe Branham talks about the ups n downs of packing your mountain bike with the bare essentials and hitting the trail. Jefe won the 2700 mile Tour Divide racing from Canada to Mexico along the Rocky Mountains. He has also won the 500 mile Colorado Trail Race a staggering 4 times! Listen in if you love mountain biking. Heck, listen in if you love adventure!

Check out his blog at: www.jwookieone.com and hit him up in his comments.

https://www.instagram.com/jwookstar/

https://www.facebook.com/jefe.branham

 

Feb 6, 2017

In May of 2001, the Brad, his wife, Melissa, and his father were stranded overnight on Mount Evans during a freak late-spring blizzard. Melissa punched through snow into a creek and ended up spending the night out in the cold.... Brad and Melissa McQueen are on a mission to share their story for the benefit of others. This is a story about overcoming tragedy, about a deep love for mountains, and about continuing forward to make a difference in the lives of others and for the sport they love. Don't miss this episode about Colorado 14ers, tragedy, and triumph. Thanks, Brad and Melissa for sharing your amazing story with us today!

Book: Exposed: Tragedy & Triumph in Mountain Climbing


www.exposedmountainbook.com
www.amazon.com/Exposed-Tragedy-Triumph-Mountain-Climbing/dp/1555664598
Brad's Facebook
Melissa's Facebook

Feb 2, 2017

At 38 wins, Karl Meltzer has more 100 mile endurance race victories than any other ultra-runner to date. After 3 attempts Karl succeeded in breaking Scott Jurek's 2015 time by more than 10 hours in September of 2016. Join us as Karl and I talk about his new AT record as well as his 5 wins at the Hardrock 100. Experience the truly inspiring comradery that Karl and Scott shared during their respective attempts.  

 

www.karlmeltzer.com

https://www.instagram.com/meltzerkarl

https://www.facebook.com/MeltzerKarl

For our paddlers, check out the Cal 100 endurance race on the Sacramento River. Thanks to Janet Whittick for letting us know about this one! http://www.riversforchange.org/california-100/

 

 

Jan 30, 2017

Ever want to see the world, meet the people, and make a difference that really matters? Zack Smith shares this very inspiring story of how simply going to where the hurt is can develop into a lifelong journey of adventure and caring around the world. It all started when Zach and some colleagues traveled to Haiti to help after the earthquakes there. Next came travel around Africa in a Cessna to remote villages to assist with surgeries. One thing led to another and now they have built a clinic in Nigeria that is caring for people from dozens of villages in the area. Real lives touched. Real impact. Real adventure that matters.

Listen to find out how you can save 30% on Core Third photocells and help provide these products to those in Africa that who need them daily.

www.corethird.com
www.uponthisrockmedicalcenter.org
www.facebook.com/pg/UponThisRockMedicalCentre/about/?ref=page_internal

Wanna go? E-mail Zach@corethird.com.

 

Jan 26, 2017

Learn about the Hell's Canyon wilderness and the Seven Devils mountains as Sam Thackeray tells us all about his 7 days thru hiking the area. Believe it or not, Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in the United States, deeper than the Grand Canyon! Sam talks about this trip as well as some packrafting, canoeing and climbing on today's show. 

 

https://www.instagram.com/samuelthackeray/

https://www.facebook.com/samuel.thackeray

 

Jan 23, 2017

Gear! Gear! Gear! Today’s show is a mosaic of new gear interviews from Outdoor Retailer. We have collected information on a variety of new, innovative, or noteworthy products for the adventure community. From portable solar cells for backpackers and tamper proof packs for adventure travelers to ninja warrior lines for the backyard and doggy carriers for hiking and biking. Not our standard format, but a delight for you gear junkies out there and a peek into the goings on at Outdoor Retailer.

 

Jan 19, 2017

Grace McDonald found herself working all hours as an attorney in Canada. However her desire to climb the world's greatest mountains got the best of her. She traded in her long hours in law work for a pair of crampons and hit the ground running (well trekking really). She hasn't looked back since. We caught up with her to have her fill us in on what she's been up to and what kinds of experiences she's had from the summits.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MountainClimbGrace/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mountainclimbgrace/

 

Jan 16, 2017

Jeff Golden of the Colorado Mountain Club rejoins the Adventure Sports Podcast today to visit about climbing Colorado's 14ers again, but this time in the winter! Why wait for the short summer season? Winter mountaineering is beautiful and can be done safely with a little training and the right gear. Jeff does a fantastic job of explaining all about it on today's show. Winter climbing rocks -- er, SNOWS!

www.cmc.org

https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoMountainClub

https://iceandtrail.com/


http://opensnow.com/

http://avalanche.state.co.us/

 

Jan 12, 2017

Matt McFee founded AZT Expeditions out of Sedona, Arizona. He's here to talk about mountain biking the desert southwest on the Arizona Trail.

www.aztexpeditions.com

https://www.instagram.com/aztexpeditions/

 

 

Jan 9, 2017

What happens when two thru hikers get serious about exploring the planet?  What happens when they decide the 8 to 5 is not the road for them?  What happens when they are also ultra runners and also have a one-year old son?  All sorts of enriching experiences, that's what!  Matt and Julie Urbanski are really making it happen exploring the planet on their terms and what a great ride it is!  Don't miss this one.  Adventure travel, thru hiking, and raising their infant son to boot!

Check out more at:

www.urbyville.com

https://www.facebook.com/Urbyville-168903236514795/

 

 

Jan 5, 2017

Colorado native, Jon Kedrowski has stood on the summit of Mt. Everest, skied 20 volcanoes in the Cascade mountain range and has earned his PHD in Environmental Geology among many other accomplishments. But the adventure he is here to talk about today is his successful attempt at summiting every one of Colorado's 14,000 ft peaks AND sleeping on top of each of them in the process. Listen in to be inspired!

www.jonkedrowski.com

Books:

Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys

Skiing & Sleeping on the Summits: Cascade Volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest

Contact: dr.jonked@gmail.com

Twitter: @DrJonKedski

Jan 2, 2017

Happy New Year! Enjoy this holiday flashback! 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!

www.summitadventure.com

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.

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