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.
Free book: www.offthemapbooks.com
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!
This is a Holiday Flashback episode with Leslie Frey who explains the benefits of Off Trail Hiking and its positive influence on young adults. Please enjoy the holiday season and we'll be back in January!
Teaching your children adventure sports with Bruno Lutz. If this sound familiar, it is because this is a holiday flashback to Episode 40. We pause this season to remember things that matter most, like family and friends and the many blessings we share. This episode is a celebration of family AND adventure! Don't miss this one and be sure to share it with everyone who has children or might someday!
Add a little adventure to your family celebrations this season!
Davey Du Plessis, an avid cyclist and paddler, wanted to solo navigate the full length of the Amazon river by kayak from its source in the Andes of Peru to the Atlantic ocean in Brazil. After about 2 months and 2000 kilometers, his amazing adventure took a dark turn.
It's no wonder Linus' book is a best seller. This guy is funny! From getting bit by the sailing bug to extended cruises with swimming pigs and boat-slashing iguanas, Dr.
Wilson takes us on a great ride!
The Alcan 5000 is a rally where experience, good judgement, consistency, reliability and resourcefulness are rewarded at the finish line. Since the competitors are penalized for arriving too soon just as much as they are for taking too long, these 5000 mile races place private teams on equal footing with their factory team competition. Rally Master Jerry Hines is here today to tell us all about this awesome sounding event.
Roman Dial has been exploring Alaska, America's greatest last frontier, for more that 20 years. Listen in as Roman relates exciting stories about his exploits: packrafting, ice skating over 100 miles, backpacking more than 600 miles self-supported without resupply--all in America's most vast landscapes.
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During the month of March every year, the Iditarod sled dog race is run in Alaska from Willow to Nome and covers more than 1100 miles over 9-15 days or more depending on the team. 2016 will mark the 43rd year for the race and three-time Iditarod competitor, Blake Freking is with me today to talk about the incredible adventure sled dog racing is.
Mike has completed 60+ expeditions around the globe including places visited for the FIRST time and first ascents of many peaks. But his first passion is adventure travel and adventures with his daughter. Mike shares not only stories about his exploits, but also much about what it takes behind the scenes to live an adventure-filled life. Thanks for the inspiration, Mike!