Adventure Sports Podcast

Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from 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.
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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 22, 2015

In this episode Travis speaks with Emma Cobb about her passion for bodyboarding. Emma has been bodyboarding since 17 and has been competing in the Women's World Bodyboarding Tour since 2012. Listen in and see if bodyboarding is your next adventure sport!

Jun 19, 2015

Listen in as Gail and Porter delight us with tales and excerpts from Gail's book about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and MORE. Gail and Porter get real, share the funny and the serious in a fresh light.  And you've got to read the book -  Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award!

I Promise Not to Suffer

A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

Jun 17, 2015

It's Curt's time again. He tells us all about his crazy SCUBA adventures. The hosts take some time to thank listeners for their iTunes reviews. Keep them coming!

Jun 15, 2015

While hiking through the Scottish Highlands, Philip Werner realized that he had had his fill of corporate life and the Section Hiker was born.  How many professional hikers do you know?  Philip qualifies.  Listen as he shares his insights into hiking that we all can do, one section at a time.

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Jun 12, 2015

Nathan Millward decided he didn't want to fly home to London on a boring commercial airliner. So with just 3 days of preparation, Nathan set off to ride from Sydney, Australia back to London, England on a motorcycle. However this was not your typical large displacement adventure touring motorcycle, Nathan did this 9-month, 23,000 mile trip through 18 countries on a 105cc postal carrier bike. As if that weren't enough, he later decided to ride that same bike 8000 miles across the United States from New York to Alaska. Listen in to hear about his fantastic adventure.


Jun 10, 2015

Ever want to drop it all and take up the cruising life?  Jim and Kay Parsons took the leap and it proved to be one of the best things they ever did.  Jim Parsons is the voice of experience who not only tells great stories of living on board, but offers amazing advice about how to get started.  Whether recalling outrunning water spouts or wintering in the Bahamas, Jim's clever story telling is entertaining and insightful.


Jun 8, 2015

Ever wanted to know what these Mud Runs were all about? Do you like to act like a kid and play in the mud? Listen in to this episode where Michael Pierce tells us all about running in a mud run and how you can try it out by registering a team for Muckfest.

Jun 7, 2015

Want to introduce your children to nature and the sports you love?  Here are a few tips from a dad who raised four children to love nature.  Your host, Curt Linville shares some tips and tricks to maximizing hiking, backpacking and camping with children in this weekend mini edition podcast!


Jun 5, 2015

Brett Davis from Outdoor Pursuits at Ft Lewis College in Durango, Colorado joins us today to share their program which teaches adventure sports to Ft Lewis students.  All kinds of fun sports, new and old are on the menu!  What a great opportunity!

Jun 3, 2015

Our friend Eric Bader from the Boulder Outdoor Center discusses Kiteboarding on this episode. Are you ready to give it a try? Listen up and he'll tell you how to get started!



Jun 1, 2015

Gerry Roach, the well known author of Colorado Fourteeners, shares stories, advice, lessons learned, and wisdom from his more than 2000 climbs.  From the seven summits to all of Colorado's 13ers and 14ers, Gerry has been there, done that!  What's more, he has shared his experiences via 15 books he has authored on climbing; guides and narratives.  Don't miss this one!


May 29, 2015

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.

Twitter: @EAThomas

Trail Journals

American Long Distance Hiking Association - West

May 27, 2015

Bruno Lutz is an avid mountain biker, kayaker, camper, and both alpine and tele skier.  He and his wife love adventure sports so when they had children, they found amazing ways to teach them the sports they loved.  Ever hear of kids that learned to snow ski before they could walk?  Really.  Bruno not only shares the secrets of teaching children such sports safely, but also shares the joys of sharing such special times with his kids.  If you have kids, or might have kids, or finished raising your kids, or know someone who has kids -- you get the picture -- this show is for you!

May 25, 2015

Dave Campbell, owner of Mile High Gliding in Boulder, Colorado stops by to let us in on the ups and downs of flying gliders over the Rocky Mountains.

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May 22, 2015

The passionate paddler himself shares the wonders of canoeing Canada! David Lee is usually on the water as the ice melts and among the very last to pull his boat out when the winter storms start raging.  His favorite trip of all time is the next trip, and he goes on plenty of them covering hundreds of miles per season.  Ever wonder what it is like to slip through those crystal clear lakes drifting past wildlife and breathing in the pristine paradise.  Listen in.  This show is for you.

May 20, 2015

Frank Block, paddling instructor, visits to discuss Whitewater Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Listen in and see if you've got what it takes to paddle one of these things down the rapids!


May 18, 2015

Ever wonder what it would be like to not only climb mountains, but to have the strength to run over and through mountains for days?  There are those who do.  Dale Garland began his ultra distance career by running the 400 miles of the Colorado trail.  He now serves as the Director of the Hardrock 100.


May 15, 2015

Catalina Ontaneda the Minister of Sports for Ecuador visits with Travis Parsons about the diverse terrain and ecosystem that makes Ecuador such an amazing place to participate in all kinds of adventure sports. Ecuador's position on the equator allows for consistent weather and daylight throughout the year. Maybe it's time you consider Ecuador for your next adventure sports trip!

Twitter: @UASinitiative 

Ecuador Tourism

May 13, 2015

Life on ice!  Enjoy Lonnie Dupre's amazing accounts of 25 years of Arctic Expeditions. From dog sledding between Siberia and Alaska to promote peace between the USA and the USSR to two trips to the north pole and even a winter solo ascent of Denali, Lonnie show's us how its done!


May 11, 2015

What is it like to compete for a land speed record on a motorcycle? Tom Borcherdt visits with Travis to describe it for us. Listen in and see if you’ve got what it takes!

Southern California Timing Association

Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials


May 10, 2015

Does a big backpacking trip seem overwhelming?  Tired of the crowds?  Want to camp with children?  Would you like to enjoy nearly pristine natural areas without long drives or hikes?  Then the quarter mile camp is for you!  

Join Curt as he shares a favorite camping technique that saves time, gear, and hassles.

Also featured on today's mini-edition podcast is the Bearline+.  Keep your food away from wildlife, but don't stop there.  Find out what is unique about this utility system.

AND..., find out how YOU can be on the show!


May 8, 2015

Ever wonder what it is like to run scores or even more than a hundred miles through the desert?  How about mountain biking more than 100 miles at high elevation?  Or how about just finding out something new about yourself by starting small and finding your own personal limits?  Reid shares encouraging insights and challenges.  Listen in and find out what Desert RATS is about.

May 6, 2015

Liam Cremins stops by to share his experiences from thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail and his advice for those considering the challenge. He also tells us of his dream to float down the Mississippi river on a home-made Huck Finn raft. 



May 4, 2015

Mike Flack shares exciting stories about mountain biking.  But it does not stop there.  We all love the music that goes with our sports.  Mike is the musician who arranged, performed, and recorded the Adventure Sports Podcast theme song.  Enjoy the discussion and insights about adventure music and how music impacts our lives.

May 1, 2015

Heather Fleck Co-Founder of Vela Adventures stops in to talk about the fun of Adventure Ropes Courses. Listen in and you may want to give them a try! 


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