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!