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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 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.

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!

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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!

 

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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!

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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

Apr 19, 2018

This continuation of Monday's episode covers more details, tips, and tricks, and basic backpacking know how.  This flashback show features one of the most downloaded shows of all time. This is a part 2 of this 2-part series. It is time to hit the hills, mountains, lakes, and trails!

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Apr 16, 2018

Backpacking season is here again! Listen in to all things backpacking! This flashback episode revisits one of the most downloaded shows of all time in which we explore reasons to consider backpacking as your adventure sport.  This is a part 1 of a 2-part series.  Shake off those winter blues and get excited to hit the hills, mountains, lakes, and trails!

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Apr 12, 2018

Nordic ski racer Andy Liebner grew up in Soldotna, Alaska learning to ski and play in the Alaskan outdoors. He now resides in Michigan and runs his own company United States Ski Poles manufacturing American made cross country ski poles employing 120 people. Andy spends some time with Curt teaching us about Nordic or Cross Country skiing as well as relates a few good stories from his favorite adventure sport. Andy also recently returned from 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea and describes what it was like to join the athletes from around the world and even those from North Korea. 

 

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www.facebook.com/usspc

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Apr 9, 2018

Yvette Aguayo accidentally happened upon a glider ride opportunity on her birthday. She quickly discovered that she didn't actually have the money to go up for her first ride, but she was fortunate enough to have the instructor offer her a free ride anyway. It was this serendipitous day that ignited her passion for flight. Yvette was immediately hooked on flight and her love eventually lead her to working towards her private pilot's license as well as to discover a new passion for hang gliding. Today's show chronicles the things she experienced along the path to discovering human flight. Listen along and be inspired to get out there and have some fun!

 

Instagram: yvettemaguayo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yvette.aguayo.5
Sonora Wings: www.sonorawings.com

Apr 5, 2018

Matt Segal was raised in Florida and discovered his passion for rock climbing in the gym. He has been climbing since 1998 and quickly left the man-made holds for those naturally placed. He moved to Boulder, Colorado to grow his passion. He’s traveled the world, from China to Argentina, mostly focusing on establishing the most difficult traditional climbs he can find. Some of his proudest lines include The Iron Monkey (5.14) in Eldorado Canyon, CO, The Orangutan Overhang (5.14-) in Independence Pass, CO and Air China (5.13d R) in Liming, China. Recently he’s also collaborated with both scientists and photographers on National Geographic expeditions where his skills as a climber have proven to be valuable. He has started instant coffee company Alpine Start Foods providing high-quality coffee for adventurers. Listen in to be inspired to try some rock climbing!

 

www.mattsegal.com
www.instagram.com/mattsegal
www.alpinestartfoods.com
www.instagram.com/alpinestartfoods
www.senderfilms.com

 

Apr 2, 2018

In 2008, Marvin Owen paddled down the Columbia River from its origin at Columbia Lake in British Columbia all of the way to the mouth of the river at the border of Washington and Oregon. In 2017, he decided that he'd do it all over again. Marvin built his own kayak with the help of a local boat builder and set off to experience this epic journey once again. His trip took 80 days and covered 1200 miles. Let's talk kayaking!

 

www.redfishkayak.com

Mar 29, 2018

Let's talk bikepacking! Spring is nearly upon us and it's time to think about those long days in the saddle pedaling down some singletrack with everything you need strapped onto your trusty steed along with you. Luke Garten joins us on today's show to fill us in on the Tour Aotearoa bikepacking ride. Luke just got back from this 1800 mile ride in New Zealand and inspires the rest of us to get out and have some fun! 

www.touraotearoa.nz

www.facebook.com/groups/touraotearoa

 

Have you joined us on Patreon yet? Please do consider becoming a Patron of the Adventure Sports Podcast. We absolutely do need your help to keep the adventure inspiration flowing twice per week! Producing this show takes time and the minimal sponsorship revenue us not enough. If you have been enjoying the more than 360 adventure stories, please sign up and take part. Thanks for listening! www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast

 

Mar 26, 2018

Seth Quigg, the "Pimbi Master", from www.wildlandtrekking.com joins Curt on today's show to share some good stories from trips to Tanzania. they also discuss the value of putting yourself out there and getting some real-world experience and education through adventure.

 

www.instagram.com/sethquiggphotography
www.wildlandtrekking.com

www.fabersnowshoes.com/snowshoes/sliding-step/s-line

Mar 24, 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

Mar 22, 2018

Sarah Lockwood is on the show today to discuss her love for paragliding and how she got into this fun adventure sport. Sarah also talks about College Outside, an organization that helps young people get into the outdoors by providing affordable gear, advice and resources as well as outdoor events.

www.collegeoutside.com

Facebook: @CollegeOutside

Instagram: @CollegeOutside

Twitter: @CollegeOutside  

Mar 19, 2018

After achieving her own sobriety, Amie became a substance abuse counselor. She turned her focus to kayaking and shortly into her paddling career, she suffer hit her head and suffered a brain injury during a rapids run. Amie spent time recovering and learning to read, walk and talk again. After a successful recovery, she conquered those same rapids proving she had what it took to continue her love for kayaking.

www.facebook.com/amie.begg
amiebegg@gmail.com
Instagram: @adventureamie
www.adventurerecovery.com

Mar 17, 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 one of Sam Manicom's world travel by motorcycle books; "Into Africa", "Under Asian Skies", "Distant Suns" and "Tortillas to Totems". Sam has been traveling all around the world and documenting it as he goes. Find out more about Sam at his website below and hear his ASP interview on episode 149.

www.sam-manicom.com

Into Africa
Under Asian Skies
Distant Suns
Tortillas to Totems

www.thebookdepository.com

Mar 15, 2018

On today's show we're talking Trad Climbing, Trail Running and inspiring more women to get into adventure sports. Audra Stanley started the BAWS festival (Bad Ass Women in Sports) celebrating the empowerment of women in the outdoors and in adventure. 

www.bawsfestival.com
www.instagram.com/bawsfestival
twitter.com/bawsfestival

www.facebook.com/bawsfestival
www.instagram.com/highpointexpeditions 

 

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Mar 12, 2018

Mike Waesche from @RMUSkis joins Curt on today's episode to talk backcountry skiing and what the current state of the recreational ski industry looks like. Whether you're a lifetime skiier or thinking about making it your newest adventure sport, you'll be interested in tuning into today's episode.

 

https://rmuoutdoors.com
https://www.facebook.com/rmuskis
https://www.instagram.com/rocky_mtn_underground

CAIC Colorado Avalanche Information Center http://avalanche.state.co.us
 
Ever lost your friends or family while out on an adventure with no cell coverage to call them? goTenna has your solution. Check out www.gotenna.com for more and save $35 by using our promo code: ADVENTURE35
Mar 10, 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 one of Sam Manicom's world travel by motorcycle books; "Into Africa", "Under Asian Skies", "Distant Suns" and "Tortillas to Totems". Sam has been traveling all around the world and documenting it as he goes. Find out more about Sam at his website below and hear his ASP interview on episode 149.

 

www.sam-manicom.com

Into Africa
Under Asian Skies
Distant Suns
Tortillas to Totems

www.thebookdepository.com

Ever lose track of your friends or family while out on an adventure with no cell coverage to call them? goTenna has your solution. Check out www.gotenna.com for more and save $35 by using our promo code: ADVENTURE35

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