Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today's show is a holiday replay of Jeff Glasbrenner's show about mountaineering and making the most out of life! Jeff reminds us all that life is a gift and inspires us to go for it! This is worth a second listen if you have heard it before and certainly worth the first listen if you have not.
Jeff shares his story of climbing Mount Everest and his personal story of overcoming adversity.
How about 49 days canoeing 2,200 miles from Chaska, MN all the way to the Hudson Bay? Great story! Great guys! Great book! Sean Bloomfield and Colton Witte join us today to share their amazing story. They were 18 years old. They had a BIG dream. They made it happen. Courage, tenacity, and a dose of blind why not? Sean and Colton show us how to get OUR adventure on too! Listen to the show. Then buy the book. Thanks, guys, for sharing with the rest of us!
“Adventure North fits the bill as a lively, entertaining and stirring account of teenage exploits in the natural world rarely sought out for, much less experienced, by today’s youth. In truth, however, it is an inspirational narrative for all ages on personal growth through pushing past one’s comfort zone, reliance on others, and most importantly, friendship. While the title indicates the route taken by the pair, it easily symbolizes the upwardly character development that results.”
– Charles Friedbauer, Outdoors Reporter, Writer, Chaska, Minnesota
Warren Pole is back to talk about his crazy adventures while filming the Ultimate Biker Challenge TV series. Listen is as Warren describes riding in the insane Erzberg Rodeo, competing in the Montee Impossible Hill Climb in France and even a story about touring across South America in a Rolls Royce Phantom.
Winter is just around the bend, but that does not stop Christopher
Sleight from mountaineering. Actually, he thinks that is just
when the climbing starts to get good. Chris is a winter
mountaineering enthusiast who lives and climbs in Scotland. He
has also climbed in the Alps, Nepal, and the Canadian Rockies.
But winter mountaineering in Scotland is a major focus for Chris.
If you like to climb, this is a great show for you. If you like
adventure travel, this one will scratch that itch too. Chris is
also the host of the Mountain Podcast where he shares more of his
From Chris’ site:
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are
beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home;
that wildness is a necessity”
― John Muir, Our National Parks
An avid sailor, Naval Architect and author, Steve Callahan designed and built his 21' sloop the Napolean Solo to sail it across the Atlantic Ocean from Newport, RI to England with plans to compete in a regatta. Once underway in the race, Steve experienced issues with the boat and was forced to drop out. Once repairs were made, he continued on his way only to be stopped in his tracks in the middle of the ocean when his sailboat was struck and began to sink. Listen is as Steve recounts his 76 day journey across the Atlantic in his life raft with only his ditch kit and a small spear gun with him. Be sure to click on the book link below to get his NY Times Best Selling book: "Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea" to dig deeper into his amazing story!
The Book: Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea
Bob Cartwright joins us today as we compare and contrast backpacking and camping in the US and the UK, as well as in other locales around the planet. Bob, the host of The Outdoors Station Podcast, is very well versed on adventure. Ever want to backpack around the UK? This show is for you. Are you considering an adventure-based lifestyle? Another hit. Want to start a carrier as an adventurer? We kick that one around too.
Since its inception in 2005 The Outdoors Station has been providing free audio and video podcast entertainment, information, trip reports and reviews specifically with the backpacker, traveler, cyclist, paddler in mind. With over 8 million downloads, these people know what they are doing! You can sample The Outdoors Station at:
Thanks, Bob for a very enjoyable show!
The Trans America Bike Race is a 4200 mile, 3+ week, self-supported bike race starting in Astoria, OR and ending in Yorktown, VA. Felix Wong from Fort Collins, CO competed in the Trans Am in 2015 and finished 8th overall and was the 3rd American. Listen in to find out all about this amazing race!
Why do adventure sports? Sarah Williams does an amazing job of answering that question on today's show. Whether travelling throughout South America, Climbing, Kilimanjaro or running the Marathon Des Sables, Sarah knows how to do adventure. AND she also introduces us to her show, The Tough Girl Podcast! It is not always easy to incorporate more adventure into your life. Sarah shares her story of how she not only plugged into adventure, but is also creating an adventure-based lifestyle.
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.
Everything you need to know about how to get started and advance in the wonderful sport of mountain biking! Listen in as Curt takes us on a journey, not only on how to be a better biker, but also a journey through a day at the NICA Colorado State High School Championship races. What a blast!
If you want to try mountain biking, this show is for YOU!
Share your mountain biking tips! Leave a comment on our site!
Emma Timmis is always on the move following her adventure dreams around the world. She won the United Kingdom's 2015 Adventurer of the Year for her 89-day, 2500 mile run across Africa from the Atlantic ocean east to the Indian ocean. She's on the show to tell about this and a few of her other adventures.
Founder of City Kids Wilderness Project, Randy Luskey, joins us today to talk about backpacking, mountaineering, and especially about the value of nature and adventure sports for kids. Randy founded City Kids in 1996. City Kids focuses on long-term youth engagement and experiential education. In short, they work with kids academically and in nature to teach goal setting and how to overcome challenges. What happens when kids connect with nature? Magic. Magic happens.
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.
This is one of the best shows we have done on sport rock climbing. Mike Melanson joins us today to provide a fantastic introduction to technical climbing as well as to share with us about his exciting company, On Sight Public Affairs, that works to connect people with nature and to protect the environment. Mike explains how - as exciting as trad climbing is - it can also be a very safe and fulfilling adventure sport. Wanna climb? Check this show out!
Lyndon Poskitt is an accomplished motorcycle racer and mechanical engineer from North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He had an accident in 2013 that landed him in the hospital just long enough to contemplate how he was spending his time in life. This started Lyndon on his 2 1/2 year journey called Races to Places where he rides his modified KTM 690 Rally around the world entering it into local rally races. I caught up with Lyndon in El Paso, TX as he prepares to continue on the next leg of R2P down into South America to compete in the 2017 Dakar Rally in January.
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/adventurespec
Adventure Sports are more fun when we are healthy. Dr. Zack Alme is an adventure sports enthusiast who enjoys mountain biking, skiing, fishing among others. But more than that, he knows how to achieve and maintain the health and fitness these great sports demand. Zack Joins us today to share tons of great information about fitness, health, healing, diet, supplements, and even overcoming cancer. No, this is not a dry "we ought to eat right and exercise" show. This is the real deal. If you want a boost in your performance or even just a boost off the couch, this show is for you!
I wanted to do a quick & fun episode about some good camping hacks. Listen in and see if there are some you'd like to try! Leave us some feedback in the comments section and let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have some hacks to add.
Warren Pole joins ASP today to talk ultra-marathons, how to get in shape for the big adventures, and about the value of fueling your body with real and whole foods. This show has great tips for motivating all of us to be more active, learn to be fully present, and to eat the kinds of foods that really work. Warren also shares with us a couple of great food products for adventure!
Listen in to find out how to save big on 33shake products!
Part 2 of our Outdoor Innovation Series has us talking with John Salzinger with Mpowerd. They are the inventors behind the solar powered, inflatable Luci light. We also speak with Jennifer Scism & David Koorits from Good to Go Meals. Jennifer brings her Iron Chef worthy culinary skills to the outdoor world. Listen in to learn about both of these cool products.
Good to Go Foods
Dr Linus Wilson did the math, worked out the formulas, hacked the maps and found a way to sail around the world without quitting his day job. What's cool is that you can too! Listen in as Linus shares the adventure of sailing from New Orleans to Cuba, across to Panama, and down to Ecuador! Leg one of his journey around the planet sounds like a blast! And he wrote a book about how you too can make your cruising dreams a reality, How to Sail Around the World Part Time.
And to get 90% off the audio version of How to Sail Around the World Part Time, go to gumroad (link below).
On this first episode of the Innovative Outdoor Products Series, Travis talks with Xensr Director of Marketing Casey Hauser about the Xensr Air 3D GPS unit. This little device captures much more than your coordinates! In the second half, Tentsile Founder Alex Shirley-Smith jumps on to tell us all about the Tentsile line of tree tents. These awesome tents string between three trees to provide the best of hammocks and traditional tents. Join us to learn more!
Join us as we celebrate our 200th episode with Scott Taylor! Are you curious about SCUBA diving? 2/3 of our world is water. Why only explore 1/3 of it? Scott Taylor provides a wonderful introduction to the wonderful world of SCUBA, adventure travel and the joys of SCUBA for adaptive adventurers! Thanks, Scott for a wonderful show!
Chris Palmer is an aviator and aviation podcaster. He's even managed to do what he loves with his business helping to train pilots. Listen in as Chris shares hi experiences from his love of flight. Don't forget to click on the video link below to see his scariest takeoff ever too! If you're into aviation, check out his show AviatorCast.
Scariest Takeoff Ever: http://www.flyaoamedia.com/aviation/my-scariest-moment-as-a-pilot/
Luke returns to the Adventure Sports Podcast to encourage us all to get out there and make some memories by chasing our dreams. And one dream he chased really big. The Ultimate Triathlon from Morroco to Monaco: 2000 km in only 12 days of swimming, biking, and running. Sounds cool, huh?! But there is more. Luke is launching a movie detailing the adventure! Listen in to find out how you can see this amazing feat.
Travis interviews co-host Curt about his 9 day thru-hike of the Holy Cross Wilderness area near Vail, CO with two of his boys. Listen in and learn about this beautiful area of Colorado. See some of his photos on Instagram while you listen too!