Brian Adey is a backpacking and wilderness survival enthusiast, a teacher, and an author who shares his joy of backpacking with us as well as his new novel, The Adventure of a Lifetime. Ever wonder what it would take to survive a true extended wilderness emergency? Brian talks about foods, gear, & strategies in today's show. And he gives us a sneak peak into his great new novel to boot!
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As a young boy, Alex Staniforth dealt with epilepsy and a stammer as a result of it. Like many kids, he was picked on and bullied in school severely damaging his self confidence. Amazingly Alex managed to overcome his confidence issues when he discovered a new world of adventure and the feeling of accomplishment. At just 18 years old, he made his first attempt to summit Mt Everest. His story of being turned around by an avalanche in 2014 only to return in 2015 and be caught in the deadliest Everest avalanche on record is one of astonishment, yet it inspires the even the most adventurous of us all. Listen in to this incredible account and pick up his new book "IceFall" to read the whole story for yourself. This is one you don't want to miss!
Jessica is the owner of WANT Expeditions, and has been to almost 80 countries leading expeditions all over the world. She holds a B.S. in natural resource management from Michigan State University. Dedicated to conservation, she has worked extensively with The Nature Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society. In addition to leading expeditions, Jessica is also a travel writer, nature photographer and holds a research position at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian.
In this episode we explore what it takes to create a business like WANT Expeditions as well as how to create your own adventure-based lifestyle.
So you've climbed a few day-trip mountains and you want to know what a true expedition climb would be like. This is your show! John Murray takes us step by step up and down Mount Rainier in this beautiful introduction to expedition style mountaineering! Great stories. Great insights. Thanks John!
Paul Dreyer with Avid4Adventure joins us today to discuss the joys and possibilities of having your own career in outdoor adventure.
Justin Bradshaw and Rob Watt visit about the brand spanking new New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route. If you haven't heard of the Backcountry Discovery Routes, listen in to hear all about these fantastic pre-mapped, mainly dirt motorcycle routes across many of the western states. Justin and Rob explain what goes into the mapping of the routes as well as what you can expect from your ride. Be sure to keep an eye on the website for the film premier date in your area!
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Robyn inspires us again with more great stories about multi-hundred mile paddling races as well as helping others to come from huge life challenges to amazing success as overcomers through Project Athena. Need a dose of kick it and go? Don't miss this show.
Have you ever dreamed of packing up your bike and riding through various countries in search of amazing people and wonderful local food? Tom Perkins did and he also created an excellent cookbook and travelogue along the way. "This is a cookbook about a gastronomic cycling adventure. One that takes you through six distinctive, vibrant, and historic culinary regions of the world (Western Europe, Central Europe and the Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa, The Horn and Eastern Africa, and Southern Africa). It is a cookbook that provides you with over 65 exciting, easy to replicate, and diverse recipes drawn from and inspired by the dishes we experienced and came to love in the 26 different countries that we traveled through on our long way home to Cape Town, South Africa." Listen in and experience this amazing journey!
The Yampa River of northwest Colorado is considered the last major free flowing-river in the seven state Colorado River Basin. It cascades for 249 miles from high in the Rocky Mountains near Steamboat Springs and descends over 6,000 ft. from alpine tundra to parched desert. Bisecting local, state, and national parks, and at times enclosed in a 2,500 ft. deep canyon, it morphs from a cold trout stream to a warm water haven for endangered fish, evolving from placid meanders into famous whitewater rapids.
Join Colorado nature photographer John Fielder as he photographs his way down the entire length of the river from the Yampa’s headwaters in the Flat Tops Wilderness at 11,500 ft. to its confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. Fielder’s sublime images of tundra wildflowers, eagles and elk, and the tributaries and canyons of the Yampa will allow you to feel like you are rowing along with the author!
Cycling, Skiing, Trail Running! Dave Wiens of Western State Colorado University shares his stories about mountain bike racing, skiing, trail running and he catches us up on the Mountain Sports Program at Western. Great opportunities for college students and inspiration for all of us. Thanks, Dave!
Annie is back to tell us some more humorous stories about her adventures sailing the Gulf of Mexico. Her new book "Keys to the Kingdom" is out now. Visit her blog and read about it!
In 2010, Kevin Shannon ventured out on cycling trip around Europe. When he entered into the country of Serbia, he fell in love with the place. This infatuation with a country roughly the size of Maine inspired him to spend more time walking 900 kilometers from top to bottom then later again from south to north. Listen in as Kevin describes what it was that intrigued him about this often misunderstood land. Be sure to visit his Kickstarter page by Sunday February 7th to get in on the upcoming book and help him tell the world!
Caleb Linville, Curt Linville, Stephen Moldenhauer, & Stone Hubbard are featured on today's show as they share a trip report from the winter ascent of Mount Parnassus (13,579 ft). There are some real gems hidden in this show about climbing in the winter, snow shoeing in avalanche terrain and lessons learned. Most of the show was recorded on location while ascending the peak. We part from the standard format of the show for this special report and mix in some great tunes performed by Stone. Hope you enjoy this change of pace!
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 book, "Off the Map: Fifty-five Weeks of Adventuring in the Great American Wilderness and Beyond". Currently, he teaches at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Gaviota Tidepool School.
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Terri Schneider - 7 Eco-Challenges, 22 IRONMAN Triathlons, 10 years as professional triathlete. This gal knows something about endurance sports and she joined the Adventure Sports Podcast to fill us in! Terri shares details about her new book, Dirty Inspirations. Smart, inspiring, fun. Terri continues with her endurance sport passions, but she also is a speaker, coach, and sport psychology consultant. Lots to learn from this episode!
Matt has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. He has been flying aircraft since the age of sixteen. After completing his degree he then served for six years in the Royal Air Force flying Tucanos and Hawks before being subject to the UK Defense cuts.
Since his teenage years he has traveled to almost one hundred countries. Some of the more interesting include: Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Chile, China, Falkland Islands, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Tibet, Turkmenistan, the UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zambia.
We caught up with Greg Valenzuela (aka The Starving Cyclist) while he was down in Tierra del Fuego. Greg talked about his more than 37,000 miles in the seat of his mountain bike cycling around the world. Listen in to his fun stories about his experiences!
I love this show! Scott Strode shares how adventure sports changed his life and led him to found Phoenix Multisport. 17,000 people helped and inspired later, Phoenix Multisport continues to provide community and purpose for those recovering from substance use disorders. Great stories! Inspirational! Fun! Don't miss this one!
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Ever wanted to give the longer hikes a try? What does it take to through hike one of the big trails? Through hiking expert Liz Thomas shares an overview of the strategy, planning, fitness, and skills required to succeed in today's episode while she announces a new online course she is leading with Backpacker Magazine!
an Roberts from Avid4Adventure joins Travis Parsons to discuss the value in getting our kids into the outdoors. Too many kids these days are perfectly comfortable sitting on the couch with their eyes glued to a television. It's time to introduce them to the real world!
Anna McNuff did such a fantastic job we HAD to play her show again. Join us on this holiday flashback as she entertains us with her delightful wit and style as she recounts what it was like to run the length of New Zealand solo, on backcountry trails, self-supported. She also biked through all 50 US states! Inspiring, funny, and powerful. Listen in!
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.
Listen in as Robyn Benincasa, World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, CNN Hero, New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder of the 501c3 Project Athena Foundation (Survivors to Athletes!), and 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler, inspires us to redefine our personal limits through amazing teamwork and tenacity.
Tom Benson - Co-Founder of WildPlay Element Parks tells us his stories as a mountain climbing guide and shares some insight to the meaning of adventure sports. Don't forget to mention the Adventure Sports Podcast to get a group discount during your next trip to WildPlay!
Holiday flashback to dog sledding with Paul Schurke: North Pole trips, South Pole trips, Boundary Waters trips, books (North to the Pole & Bering Bridge: The Soviet-American Expedition from Siberia to Alaska), all about dogs and winter camping, and lodge trips, and tons of adventures!