Returning Guests Frank and Brittany Konsella join us today to share some of their experiences skiing 14ers and also to visit about something that should be really dear to every adventure sport enthusiast; public lands access. The US Forest Service has a tough job managing our public lands with such a diversity of opinions about how the public lands should be used by enthusiasts today and by future generations. Frank and Brittany are running point in this discussion for access decisions pending near their home in Crested Butte, Colorado. If you love adventure, then it is critical to have understanding of public lands charters and access issues.
Allan Karl was on our show way back in episode #6! He's been to a lot more places since that first appearance and he's back to talk about them. Listen in too hear about the amazing people he met and the experiences he had while filming for a pilot episode of his planned travel documentary series. He's been to China, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Istanbul, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece and more since we last spoke.
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Adventure sports are all about fun. But that is only the tip of the iceberg! Today's show is about finding your passion, pursuing it, and making a difference in the world. It is also about living a healthy, richer, more fulfilling life. Adventure sports are a whole lot more than just a pastime. Why does the Adventure Sports Podcast even exist? I hope this one might provide a dose of inspiration as I explore this question!
Brian Arnold has been a force to reckon with in the American Ninja Warrior scene. He made history by being the first American to finish stage 3 of Midoriyama, and he is a leader to many of the veteran Ninjas. Brian brings a fierce tenacity to the Wolfpack and motivates the wolves to push harder than anyone else. He is a man of integrity and honor and is as strong in character as he is in might. Brian has been climbing for over 25 years and is a dedicated student of the game of chess. In fact, he has beaten The Ninjadoc in over 200 games with only a handful of losses! If you love chess, comment below and Brian may just play you! Brian is a loving family man and father to his little girl Arie, and together with his beautiful gal, Shanda, has a full house with his other kids Corbin and Cantasia. He freely gives his time and mentorship to his fans around the world. Brian resides in Colorado where he trains incessantly in pursuit of his dreams.
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Michelle Shea joins us today to help solve one of adventures BIGGEST problems; what to eat in the woods. Michelle knows first-hand from her many adventures how challenging it can be to enjoy tasty and nutritious food while on adventures and she decided to do something about it. She started Adventure Dining Guide which shares lots of fresh ideas and common sense about how to eat well even when you are miles from the nearest kitchen. Hey, food matters! Fuel your adventures with Michelle!
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 May of 2001, the Brad, his wife, Melissa, and his father were stranded overnight on Mount Evans during a freak late-spring blizzard. Melissa punched through snow into a creek and ended up spending the night out in the cold.... Brad and Melissa McQueen are on a mission to share their story for the benefit of others. This is a story about overcoming tragedy, about a deep love for mountains, and about continuing forward to make a difference in the lives of others and for the sport they love. Don't miss this episode about Colorado 14ers, tragedy, and triumph. Thanks, Brad and Melissa for sharing your amazing story with us today!
Book: Exposed: Tragedy & Triumph in Mountain Climbing
At 38 wins, Karl Meltzer has more 100 mile endurance race victories than any other ultra-runner to date. After 3 attempts Karl succeeded in breaking Scott Jurek's 2015 time by more than 10 hours in September of 2016. Join us as Karl and I talk about his new AT record as well as his 5 wins at the Hardrock 100. Experience the truly inspiring comradery that Karl and Scott shared during their respective attempts.