Craig Dinkel's adventurous life began with a near-drowning at the very young age of just 2. But instead of this experience leaving him with a fear of water, Craig ultimately became an excellent swimmer competing for Cal State and qualifying for the Olympic trials. He’s an entrepreneur having grown a company from ground level into a half billion dollar market only to be wiped out by the dot com crash. Craig eventually found himself at the summit of 13,775 ft Grand Teton in Wyoming and ultimately catching the bug to attempt a through hike of the Continental Divide Trail and hopefully bag the triple crown thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail. Craig is also the founder and owner of the supplements company BioTropic Labs.
Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak extending 19,341 ft above sea level. As the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, it’s made up of 3 volcanic cones, the highest being Kibo which is currently dormant. Although Kibo hasn’t erupted in 360,000 years, there’s always a chance it could do so again someday. On today’s show, Jeff Timmons talks about his ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro and his unique way of funding his amazing adventure.
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Today's show is a continuation of Monday's show on Backpacking. This one is packed even more full of know how, tips, and tricks for making your next backpacking trip more fun and rewarding. There is a LOT of information in this show, so make sure to have a pen and some paper ready. And please add your ideas to the show notes by leaving a comment below. Thanks!
Backpacking season is upon us and it is timely to talk about all things backpacking. If you love the sport or if you are just curious, then tune it. Tips, tricks, and some fun stories. This part 1 of the 2-part show covers reasons to go backpacking, packs, tents, and a lot more. Part 2 will get into footwear, food, first aid, places to go, etc. You know you have been curious. It is time to make it happen!
Claire Smallwood is a free skier, private chef as well as the executive director and co-founder of SheJumps.org a non profit organization dedicated to getting women and girls into the outdoors and teaching them the skills they need to thrive. She currently resides in Alta, Utah where she's also a sous chef at the Wildcat Chalet. LISTEN IN TO FIND OUT HOW TO SAVE 25% AT BIG AGNES TOO!
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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Ian Packham is a trained medical researcher turned adventurer. He decided to circumnavigate the African continent by means of public transportation. The trip was this first time anyone had done this solo and unsupported. During his 13 month – 25,000 mile trip, Ian was mistaken for an undercover UN official during Liberia’s presidential election and was denied access to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was a 2013 runner-up for the National Geographic Traveler writing competition and his new book “Encircle Africa: Around Africa by Public Transport” chronicles his adventure.
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How about a Caribbean Sailing vacation with Nate Marr in Vieques!! Nate took a holiday to Vieques to escape a hard Massachusetts' winter and was so impressed that he quit his corporate job and became a charter boat captain! Hear all about sailing the Caribbean and the amazing life that Nate has built there.
Also, the show starts today with a short Iceland adventure trip report!
And to see a short (4 min) slide show on our Iceland trip...
Father and son team, Ben & Ken Kriederman spent over 3 months and more than 16,000 miles riding their BMW R1200GS Adventures from Boulder, CO down through Central and South America. Ben is the owner of House of Motorrad in Boulder where they rent adventure motorcycles as well as service bikes from all makes. Check out the Adventuring South blog about their trip at the link below.