Erika Bergman is a submarine pilot, engineer, and a National Geographic Explorer who will be taking Sir Richard Branson and Fabien Cousteau (grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau) on a submarine adventure into the depth of Belize's Great Blue Hole. In 2013 she received a National Geographic Explorers grant for her "Classrooms Under the Sea" expedition which live-streamed submarine expeditions to classrooms. She's a superb storyteller with many interesting tales and accomplishments to share!
She is also the Founder of GEECs - Global Engineering & Exploration Counselors; providing a network of thrilling engineering camps to girls around the world.
Rachel shares some great insight from her experience of starting a new business with young kids while living in a new place all around her passion for fitness and the outdoors. She definitely has serious drive for what she does! Keep up the great work, Rachel!
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In this episode, Mason interviews his best friend, Paul Austin, about their many travels together. Paul shares how adventures in the mountains help him return home to Florida to find new and exciting challenges to do there, as well as his plans to run with his 3-year-old daughter across the state! You'll also hear how pursuing adventure sports may not always lead us to the places of peace that we hope. We hope you enjoy listening!
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So many of us deal with mental health issues but we can feel isolated in our struggle. It's hard to talk about. However, it's no secret that speaking to someone about it and getting outside can help tremendously. In this episode, Georgina Jackson opens up about her struggle with bipolar disorder and how climbing helps her figuratively and literally reach new heights. If mental health is something you may be struggling with, please seek help. There's no shame in that! MOST people will deal with it at some point in their lives.
I hope you enjoy this open and honest discussion and hope it inspires you to continue adventuring wherever you are.
Main website: www.2travlrs.com
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Listen in as we revisit the amazing stories of Amie Begg. Adventure sports helped Amie not only to over come her substance abuse challenges but also led to a new life as a substance abuse counselor and a whitewater enthusiast. However, shortly into her paddling career, during a rapids run, she suffered a hit to her head resulting in a serious brain injury . 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.
Allen Kenneth Schaidle lives in Dubai, but he spends his leisure time researching boulders on America’s grand prairie. His bookcase has an entire shelf dedicated to his collection of Midwest climbing guidebooks. The first guidebook he purchased was Sandstone Warrior: Bouldering Southern Illinois by Matt Bliss. Today, you’ll find it stained, marked with personal notes, and dog-eared from years of trips to some of the world’s best sandstone boulders. Unfortunately, just as he left his Midwest roots for global pursuits, the bouldering of Missouri and other heartland states experienced a resurgence. On this episode, Allen shares, with us, the adventure to be had in the Midwest and he makes a strong argument for the Midwest's rock climbing bragging rights altering some stereotypes along the way.
Visit Allen's site for more stories and information about rock climbing in the American Midwest. www.akschaidle.com
Is it possible to complete Ireland's toughest endurance event with 10 months of training when you started from the couch? Well, Aidan and Blane are going to find out. Listen to their journey from the perspective of the trainer and trainee as they approach their biggest goal yet, The Race.
The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal, Ireland. It involves 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. All under 24 hours.
They're also documenting their journey to the starting line in the form of a podcast.
Check out https://couchto250k.simplecast.fm/ to hear more!
From beautiful Gunnison, Colorado, bike mechanic by day and mountain bike ninja the rest of the time, Jefe Branham talks about the ups n downs of packing your mountain bike with the bare essentials and hitting the trail. Jefe won the 2700 mile Tour Divide racing from Canada to Mexico along the Rocky Mountains. He has also won the 500 mile Colorado Trail Race a staggering 4 times! Listen in if you love mountain biking. Heck, listen in if you love adventure!
Check out his blog at: www.jwookieone.com and hit him up in his comments.
In this episode, Curt finally gets to share his story with adventure sports. Get a look behind the man who's always asking the questions.
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Alright folks, no more excuses. No matter your challenge, you will benefit from enlarging our life with adventure sports. Check out today's show where Matt Feeney rocks the mic with the stories we all need to hear to remind us that life is to be lived powerfully and on purpose, no matter the circumstances. Matt Feeney was an avid mountain biker and skier when a cliff diving accident at Lake Powell in 1988 left him paralyzed from the waist down. Since then he has again become an amazing skier and biker and SCUBA diver and more..., as well as founding the amazing organization, Adaptive Adventures. He teaches us all NOT to give up, but to adapt to a life better lived. Thanks, Matt!
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This show departs from our usual content in that we are sharing how to avoid one of the biggest and most dangerous pitfalls of adventure sports. No, not the bike or ski crash. Not getting lost in the wilderness. No sinking boats or parachute failures. None of that. This is how to avoid the most common and dangerous attacks of wildlife! Ya really. Not the big ones, though. The tiny, nefarious, forsaken, ticks and mosquitoes, and biting flies, and the rest. Seriously, this is probably the biggest nuisance and deterrent to people getting out into nature and having fun. Emily Dix joins us to share her love of the outdoors and how her family business is solving the problems of vector born illnesses. No more excuses!
This week's LOTB preview goes over the interesting life of Cindy Ross, who's been on the show before as a guest. You've heard about her personal adventures, now listen to how she's built a life with her family around her passion for adventure and living alternatively.
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With so many new listeners this summer, we wanted to give everyone a reminder of the "why" behind "what" we do. We hope you enjoy!
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Pete Ripmaster has an amazing story of triumph by ultra running the 1000 mile Iditarod Invitational. He went from dead last, having a near death experience, to winning the race after just a few attempts.
Being a devout father and husband, Pete has to be diligent to carve out time to train for these truly mind-blowing achievements of endurance and grit. You'll enjoy his fresh, balanced and insightful perspective on his achievements and hopefully learn some of the lessons he shares from some truly difficult times on the trail.
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Listen in as Travis talks with Gea Franklin about rock climbing and working as a stunt double in the movie Cliffhanger.
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These twins are no joke. Their list of achievements are impressive, especially when you consider they're only 27 years old! This was an interview to remember and we hope you enjoy!
Take a look at what they've done together:
National and regional records
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In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.
Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well traveled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead.
When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, sat-navs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today.
Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.
Her website: www.elspethbeard.com
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When Caiti Jackson and her family decided they were tired of living the same old life they opened their world by minimizing the size of their home. Listen to Caiti share her experience with the transition, how they pay for it and what it's taught her and her family. You don't want to miss this one!
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The story that's so incredible it deserves a second listen. All the way back in episode 217, Steve joined us to recount his adventure of survival.
An avid sailor, naval architect and New York Times best-selling 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 New York 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
Sea Website: http://www.stevencallahan.net/
From running across the Grand Canyon and back to completing the 125k Canadian Death Race to being the fastest person to run around Mt. Rainier's Wonderland Trail and so much more, Mallory Brooks has a beyond impressive resume in the world of ultra running.
Listen as she tells inspiring stories and shares hilarious insight from her experiences on the trail.
In addition to being a record-breaking ultra runner, Mallory is the creator, with her husband, Jason, of Spectrum Trail Racing in Austin, Texas and a coach for Rail Training. On top of all that, she is a mother.
You find more about Mallory by visiting www.spectrumtrailracing.com
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Luisa & Graeme Bell have been travelling around the world full time in their Land Rover Defender 110 with their kids for 7 years. They have driven through 4 continents covering more than 150,000 miles. For this Life Outside the Box episode, we caught up with the couple while they are doing some house sitting in Switzerland. Listen in to get the download on where they've been, what they'seen and how they manage to live a life outside the box doing what makes their family happiest.
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This flashback episode is on one of our favorite subjects. 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. Listen in as three-time Iditarod competitor, Blake Freking is with me today to talk about the incredible adventure sled dog racing is.
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As if the Trans Am Bike Race wasn't difficult enough, Ryan Flinn is attempting to complete the Triple Crown of Ultra Distance Cycling by completing, in one year, the Trans America Bike Race, the Indian Pacific Wheel Race AND the Trans Continental Race in Europe!
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