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Adventure Sports Podcast

Listen to in-depth interviews three times a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, outfitters, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives to the fullest pursuing happiness and fulfillment outdoors. It's all about getting out there.
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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.

Jun 14, 2018

Another LOTB episode is upon us! Amy & Diego decided it was time they live different life for a while, so they packed up their things, sublet their apartment and moved onto a 5th wheel RV trailer with their two daughters to explore the country. Diego remained a full time software developer for a large corporation while Amy and the girls continued their homeschooling from the road. Listen in to hear how their adventure turned out and if they would do it again!

 

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Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:

https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

Jun 14, 2018

Listen in as we revisit one of our favorite overlanding shows.  Several years ago Luisa and Graeme Bell along with their 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!

Facebook: facebook.com/a2a.expedition
Instagram is www.instagram.com/graeme.r.bell
Website: www.a2aexpedition.com
We Will Be Free book - www.a2aexpedition.com/#!author/c16nk

Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:
https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

Jun 11, 2018

Tami Asars joins us today to talk about the wonderful trails and places to visit in the Pacific Northwest including Mt. Raineer National Park and the Wonderland Trail. Tami has written four books on hiking and backpacking the Pacific Northwest to date and has created a Wonder Trail app. Listen in to get enthused about taking a trip to this part of the United States!

 

Get more info about Tami: www.TamiAsars.com

Tami's Books on Amazon:

Hiking the Wonderland Trail
Dayhiking Mt Raineer - 80 hikes Look for events on the site
Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington
https://www.amazon.com/Tami-Asars/e/B00DVOFX8Q/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1528500539&sr=8-1

Don't forget to check out her Wonderland Trail Smartphone app as well!

Stop by www.kindsnacks.com/sports to save 50% off of your first order plus free shipping with the KIND Snack Pack!

Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:

https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

Jun 9, 2018

ASP Stories Ep. 25: 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 on Nancy's site and at Amazon.com You can also listen to her full interview on Episode 322

www.nancypfeiffer.com

www.ridingintotheheartofpatagonia.com

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

Stop by www.kindsnacks.com/sports to save 50% off of your first order plus free shipping with the KIND Snack Pack!

Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:

https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

Jun 7, 2018

Jen Beck Seymour and Greg Seymour found themselves bogged down in the daily 9-5 grind as many of us do. They were working long hours in Dallas having spent 20+ years in their corporate jobs earning good money only to live a life of comfort and purchasing their toys, but realized that actually had very little time together to use those toys and spent it with each other. They weren't particularly happy in their situation. Sound familiar at all? When Greg's health appeared to be taking a turn for the worse due to stress, the two decided they must find a better way. They considered other options to stay working elsewhere in the US, but decided that a major relocation and mind-shift was in order. Jen and Greg ultimately decided to retire early, sell the house as well as all of the toys and move south to Costa Rica. This was Greg's idea which did not sit very well with Jen at first, but she eventually warmed up to it and to Costa Rica they went. Listen in to hear their story and the happiness that followed their monumental decision.

Where to find them and their books:
Blog: www.appalachiantrailtales.com


Facebook:@AppalachianTrailTales

Instagram:@AppalachianTrailTales

YouTube:@AppalachianTrailTales

Jen's Jewelry: www.costaricachicaarmcandy.com

Books on Amazon:
Jen: https://www.amazon.com/Jen-Beck-Seymour/e/B00OADGP70/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1528393281&sr=8-1

Greg: https://www.amazon.com/Greg-Seymour/e/B00T8BD8C4/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1528393315&sr=1-1

 

Stop by www.kindsnacks.com/sports to save 50% off of your first order plus free shipping with the KIND Snack Pack!

Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:

https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

Jun 7, 2018

Adventure racing in Patagonia! Jari Kirkland Hiatt tells us all about paddling, trekking, and biking while orienteering the wilds! Hear her amazing stories not just about adventure racing but also about ski mountaineering on the US Team! Do you have what it takes for adventures on the mega scale? Find out more on this show!
www.patagonianexpeditionrace.com

Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:
https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

Jun 4, 2018

In 2013, Darcy Gaechter became the first woman (and vegan) to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea. With blistering lips and irradiated fingernails, her team of three paddlers tackled Class V whitewater for twenty-five days in a row; just barely survived a dynamite laden canyon being prepared for a hydroelectric dam, and pled for mercy at the hands of the murderous Ashaninka people who remained somewhat convinced we had come to steal their children's organs. In a desperate act meant to give me some pretense of control, Darcy cut off all of her hair just before they entered Peru’s notoriously violent “Red Zone.” The hope was to pass for a boy and be seen as less of a target. Despite all odds, they reached the Atlantic Ocean 4,300 miles and 148 days of kayaking later. Upon reaching the Atlantic, the three, an esoteric computer programmer from London, a vegan girl from Aspen, CO and her begrudging boyfriend who would become the first man to kayak the Amazon, “because his girlfriend made him”—became the first three people to kayak the entire Amazon. Darcy became the first woman to do it. Now, the same number of people have walked on the moon as have descended the Amazon from source to sea.

www.kayaktheamazon.com

Intagram: darcygaechter
Facebook: darcygaechter
Twitter: @gaechterdarcy
Email: darcy_at_smallworldadventures.com

Small World Adventures
www.smallworldadventures.com/team/darcy-gaechter

If you know a Publisher who would be interested in taking a crack at Darcy's new book Amazon Woman", please put her in touch or let us know and we'll pass the info along.

Stop by www.kindsnacks.com/sports to save 50% off of your first order plus free shipping with the KIND Snack Pack!

Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:

https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

 

Jun 2, 2018

ASP Stories Ep. 24: 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 on Nancy's site and at Amazon.com You can also listen to her full interview on Episode 322

www.nancypfeiffer.com

www.ridingintotheheartofpatagonia.com

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

Stop by www.kindsnacks.com/sports to save 50% off of your first order plus free shipping with the KIND Snack Pack!

Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:

https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

 

 

May 31, 2018

Here's  a nice little preview for our brand new Life Outside the Box series! Ben Jamin joins us to share with us his transformation from the 9-5 grind to a life on the road driving a Kombi (VW Bus) from Chile to Alaska. His trip took him 6 years! His plan was to pick up riders along the way who needed transportation and who were willing to help with the costs for food and fuel. Ben discovered that he could earn a living while on the road and is now planning to continue around the world. Check it out! It's a great story to get the LOTB inspiration flowing!

See more from Ben Jamin on his site at www.kombilife.com Make sure you check out his books when you're there too!

Instagram: http://instagram.com/hastaalaska

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Kombilife

Facebook: https://facebook.com/hastaalaska

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hastaalaska

Want access to all of the Life Outside the Box episodes exclusive to ASP Patrons? It's easy and only $5 per month! Join us at http://www.patreon.com/adventuresportspodcast to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will get you thinking of how you too can live a life outside the box! 

May 31, 2018

How about some underwater adventure! Listen in as we revisit SCUBA with Scott Taylor.  This was one of our favorite shows back in 2016. It's time to tap into this excellent exploration of SCUBA diving again! In addition to this revisit today, we have a brand new episode on Patreon for all you patrons.  Thanks for helping to support the show!

www.a1scuba.com

Join us on Patreon for only $5 a month to get your all access pass to the inspiration that will have you thinking about how you too can live a life outside the box:

https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

May 28, 2018

Tom Anderson joins us today to talk candidly about his experience with drug addiction and how, at age 17, he was able to deal with the issue by focusing on the outdoors and adventure. 

www.instagram.com/tom_ander5on

 

 

May 26, 2018

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 a chapter from "None Such Like It" by Annie Dike. When Annie met her boyfriend Phillip, she learned he had the dream to purchase a sailboat and embark on journeys across the ocean while he was still young and had the ability to. Having never really considered sailing as a way of life, Annie was simply interested in Phillip's dream, and maybe more so in Phillip, to join him on his adventures. With a few years under their belts now as seasoned sailors, Annie has written three books, maintains her blog "Have Wind Will Travel" and produces a YouTube Channel chronicling their journey. You can also hear more from Annie of episodes 75 & 138 of the Adventure Sports Podcast.

Blog: www.havewindwilltravel.com

Books: www.havewindwilltravel.com/books 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3Cmco8rAdAQgMP-xkYHsw

Instagram: www.instagram.com/havewindwilltravel

May 24, 2018

Liz Thomas is a well-traveled adventure athlete most known for breaking the women’s unsupported speed record on the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 10,000 miles across the United States on long distance hiking trails. Liz is among the most experienced woman hikers in the country and is known for hiking light and fast. In addition to having a lot of experience hiking, Liz also received a Masters in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the prestigious Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship for her research on long distance hiking trails, conservation, and trail town communities. Liz has been featured in Backpacker Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and LA Magazine and has given talks about her experiences at colleges, hiking clubs, and conferences across the country.

www.facebook.com/SnorkelHikes

Twitter: @EAThomas

Trail Journals

American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

May 21, 2018

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 back to fill us in on his "Tour de 14ers" last year where he and a buddy set out to cycle to and climb all of Colorado's 14,000 ft peaks. Listen in to hear how it went and if they succeed!

Instagram:
instagram.com/campcrate

www.campcrate.net
facebook.com/CampcrateRental

May 19, 2018

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 a chapter from "Keys to the Kingdom" by Annie Dike. When Annie met her boyfriend Phillip, she learned he had the dream to purchase a sailboat and embark on journeys across the ocean while he was still young and had the ability to. Having never really considered sailing as a way of life, Annie was simply interested in Phillip's dream, and maybe more so in Phillip, to join him on his adventures. With a few years under their belts now as seasoned sailors, Annie has written three books, maintains her blog "Have Wind Will Travel" and produces a YouTube Channel chronicling their journey. You can also hear more from Annie of episodes 75 & 138 of the Adventure Sports Podcast.

Blog: www.havewindwilltravel.com

Books: www.havewindwilltravel.com/books 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3Cmco8rAdAQgMP-xkYHsw

Instagram: www.instagram.com/havewindwilltravel

May 17, 2018

Paragliding! This one has been on our adventure bucket list for some time now. But can you imagine using your paraglider as your transportation method to new overnight camping locations and putting a multi-day trip together? That would be sweet! Nick Neynens is on the show today to explain what this "Vol-Biv" sport is and what it's like to soar up in the air like an eagle with the intention of landing to camp each day. Nick also talks about the Red Bull X-Alps which is an event where paragliders race across the Alps by foot and paraglider traveling a straight-line distance of more than 600 miles! Vol-Biv demands paragliding skills as well as physical endurance. For you fans of flying, this one is not to miss!

www.facebook.com/sharemyjoys
www.sharemyjoys.com
www.instagram.com/nneynens
www.twitter.com/nneynens
www.youtube.com/sharemyjoys

May 14, 2018

Thank you for being loyal listeners to the Adventure Sports Podcast. We have really enjoyed producing this show to inspire others to get out of their comfort zone and try new things. We are planning some fun changes to the show and will be looking for more interaction from you guys! Listen is as Curt and Travis discuss what the Spring has already brought adventure-wise and what plans we have for the summer season. We discuss some exciting changes to the show format as well as introduce some big life-changing plans for one of the hosts. You've got to tune in to hear all about though!

 

Check out the Storm King 0° bag & Two Track air mattress sleep system from Big Agnes. This is the bag we have discussed multiple times on the show. Travis absolutely loves this system and we want you guys to check it out at the Big Agnes. 

www.bigagnes.com

We are also in love with the Danner boots we received from the company. Danner makes excellent high-quality footwear that you must try as you decide on your next pair of boots!

www.danner.com

 

May 12, 2018

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 a chapter from "Salt of a Sailor: The true origins of a durable, but not-so-dainty sailor" by Annie Dike. When Annie met her boyfriend Phillip, she learned he had the dream to purchase a sailboat and embark on journeys across the ocean while he was still young and had the ability to. Having never really considered sailing as a way of life, Annie was simply interested in Phillip's dream, and maybe more so in Phillip, to join him on his adventures. With a few years under their belts now as seasoned sailors, Annie has written three books, maintains her blog "Have Wind Will Travel" and produces a YouTube Channel chronicling their journey. You can also hear more from Annie of episodes 75 & 138 of the Adventure Sports Podcast.

Blog: www.havewindwilltravel.com

Books: www.havewindwilltravel.com/books 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3Cmco8rAdAQgMP-xkYHsw

Instagram: www.instagram.com/havewindwilltravel

 

May 10, 2018

One of our favorite recurring guests, George Kourounis, is back on the show today. George recently returned from Nepal where he visited Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas to film a TV show. They decided to try visiting the base camp with no acclimatization. So they took a helicopter up with no time to adjust. George immediately experienced the effects of hypoxia during this trip. George was also fortunate enough to meet Kancha Sherpa on this helicopter ride. Kancha Sherpa is the last surviving member of Sir Edmond Hillary's 1953 expedition to be the first people to reach the summit of Everest.

On our last show with George, he was preparing to head to North Korea for a rare opportunity to mountain trek, climb and camp. He was approved by the government and was able to travel there in May of 2017. He fills us in on what it was like to be a western-world guest in this secretive country during tumultuous political times. His experience is an interesting one that most of us never get to hear much less experience. Listen in to hear about what the mountains and surroundings are like over there.

George tells about his continued trips to volcanoes including 11,384 ft Mt Nyiragongo which is an active volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He explains that the lake nearby, Lake Kivu,  which is susceptible to exploding due to the vast amounts of dissolved carbon dioxide at the bottom. The volcano holds the world's largest boiling lake of lava.

He traveled down the Road of Bones to visit a village in the middle of Siberia, Oymyakon, which is known as the coldest place on earth. He tells us a story about visiting a preserved woolly mammoth frozen in the permafrost and when no one was looking, George snapped off a little mammoth to have a taste. Listen in to hear what that experience was like for him.

Then we discussed the difficulty of ice climbing on icebergs to place satellite tracking devices on them for tracking the path of the icebergs as they float through the ocean. 

It's never a dull hour when our friend George Kourounis joins us on the show.

 

www.furiousearth.com

www.cloud9tours.com

www.youtube.com/user/gkourounis

www.twitter.com/georgekourounis

www.facebook.com/george.kourounis.7

www.explorers.org

May 7, 2018

On today's show, Amber Casali joins Curt to fill us in on everything we didn't realize we did not know about fire lookout towers. Born and raised in Seattle, Amber Casali considers herself a stereotypical Pacific Northwesterner, someone who loves the outdoors and relishes the natural beauty of our region. She has summited Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Mount Rainier; section hiked most of Washington’s PCT, including six days solo in Glacier Peak Wilderness; successfully taken the Washington Alpine Club’s Basic Climbing and Mountaineering course; and she has recently become certified in Wilderness First Aid, through NOLS. Stay tuned. This show has some really interesting information you don't want to miss!

Book: "Hiking Washington Fire Lookouts"

www.ambercasali.com
www.mountaineers.org/books/books/hiking-washingtons-fire-lookouts

 

May 5, 2018

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 a chapter from "Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World" where, in 1982, Elspeth left her family back in London and began her 35,000 adventure of riding her 1974 BMW R60/6 around the world. You can also hear Elspeth's interview on episode 292 of the Adventure Sports Podcast.

The Book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Lone-Rider-Elspeth-Beard/9781782438045
Kindle Soft Copy: Click Here

May 3, 2018

Susan Elderkin’s parents pointed her down her first trail, along Minnesota’s Lake Superior, at the age of three. By age 10 she outpaced her family on annual vacations to Grand Teton National Park. As an adult, she found she was spending all of her free time hiking and backpacking, so she quit her job in Washington, DC, packed her backpack and spent six weeks thru-hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango in 1995. Listen in as Curt and Susan discuss the importance of getting your kids comfortable with and excited for the outdoors. The two discuss tips and tricks to keep kids happy on the trail as well as the best trails to help introduce them to the outdoors.

 

www.susanelderkin.org
www.mountaineers.org/books/books/best-hikes-with-kids-western-washington
https://www.instagram.com/susanelderkin/
https://www.facebook.com/MountaineersBooks/
https://twitter.com/MtneersBooks

Apr 30, 2018

Gilad Nachmani is on the show today to talk about hiking in the Andes and Scottish Highlands. Gilad describes his trips to Tres Lagos and the Huayhuash Route in Peru as well as his time on the Villarrica Traverse, a 155 mi route in Southern Chile from the Villarrica Volcano to Mt Lanin. He also talks about his solo attempt of the 8-day adventure race on the 205 mile Cape Wrath Trail.

 

CNOC Outdoors: www.cnocoutdoors.com
Blog: www.outdoorsfather.com
https://twitter.com/cnocoutdoors
https://instagram.com/cnocoutdoors
https://www.facebook.com/cnocoutdoors

Apr 26, 2018

In 2017, Todd Medeiros and girlfriend A.J. hiked the 270-mile Kungsleden Trail in Sweden using snowshoes, crampons and sleds. The Kungsleden or "King's Trail" runs from Abisko to Hemavan in northern Sweden. Even though the trail is a hut trail, the pair decided to do it by camping outdoors. Todd also fills us in on an organization called Over the Edge Global who holds urban repelling events for fundraisers. In urban repelling, people repel from the rooftops of tall buildings. Listen in for another dose of adventure inspiration!

www.instagram.com/columbo1876

www.overtheedgeglobal.com

 

Apr 23, 2018

If you've got children and you feel as though your adventurous lifestyle is on hold, this is your episode. Curt and fellow podcaster Kelly Dalton have a discussion that is guaranteed to inspire you to get those kiddos into the outdoors and let them experience adventure. The two hosts share what they've learned from slowing down some and adapting their adventure lives to a kid-sized adventure and how much it has taught them as adults. You can find out more about Kathy on her podcast GoAdventureMom here:

https://www.goadventuremom.com
http://facebook.com/goadventuremom
http://twitter.com/goadventuremom
http://instagram.com/goadventuremom

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