Monday, September 18, 2017

Ep. 306: Extreme Sleeping - Phoebe Smith


Here's a different adventure sport for you. Phoebe Smith spends her time in the outdoors Extreme Sleeping. With a bright and cheerful personality, Phoebe describes sleeping in remote and extreme locations. Listen in and broaden your adventure portfolio!
http://www.phoebe-smith.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeSleeps
https://www.instagram.com/phoebersmith
https://twitter.com/PhoebeRSmith




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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ep. 305: Sailing Around the World Updates - Linus Wilson


Linus Wilson is back on to bring us up to speed on his continued slow boat sailing around the world. Linus is a financial professor who uses his vacation time to continue his progress. He's always good for some laughs while on the show, so tune in and enjoy!
www.slowboatsailing.com
https://www.youtube.com/slowboatsailing
https://www.facebook.com/slowboatsailing
https://twitter.com/slowboatsailing
Audibook for .99 cents in September 2017 only: https://gumroad.com/l/KUkcA
You can also get his book "Slow Boat to Cuba" as an e-book for free on September 16th, 2017 too. Just visit his site on that day: www.slowboatsailing.com



Nate Marr & Vieques hurricane update: At the beginning of the episode, Curt gives an update for Nate Marr with Marauder Sailing. Hurricane Irma hit Vieques fairly hard. If you are looking for a way to help out after Irma, please head to Nate's GoFundMe link to chip in. Marauder Sailing will match the first $5000 raised in aid. https://www.gofundme.com/helpviequesafterirma

Make sure you go sign up for the ASP Facebook Group! We are working to establish a community where we can all help one another with our adventures. https://www.facebook.com/groups/444700455930801




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Monday, September 11, 2017

Ep. 304: Australians Getting to Know the United States by Bicycle - Scott & Jo Roxy


Scott and Jo-Roxy moved to the United States from Australia and decided to cycle across the country to get familiar with their new home. Jo-Roxy had only learned to ride a bicycle a few years earlier. They began their ride began in April from Philadelphia and rode through to Denver, up to Jackson Hole, WY then down to Hurricane, Utah and caught some buses through some hot bits before cycling into Los Angeles in early July.

www.bikegang.cc
www.thewayfaringband.com
Twitter: @stpearsehttps://twitter.com/stpearse



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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ep. 303: Bikepacking the Oregon Outback Trail - Graham Hiemstra


Graham Hiemstra is on the show today to fill us in on bikepacking the Oregon Outback Trail.
From www.oregonbikepacking.com "We think this is hands-down the best bikepacking route in Oregon.  Starting in Klamath Falls near the California border, you get to traverse the entire length of the state on lightly traveled roads including a slice of route’s namesake area – the Oregon Outback – a dusty, remote portion of the state populated primarily by coyotes and rattlesnakes. Expect desolation, extremely limited water and services, and some of the most beautiful riding anywhere.  But don’t expect it to be easy; this is one of our most difficult, committing routes. Highlights include the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, 30 oz. steaks at the Cowboy Dinner Tree, Fort Rock, the Crooked River, the Ochoco Mountains, and amazing views of the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers."

www.instagram.com/fieldmag/
www.facebook.com/thefieldmag
www.fieldmag.com/photo/bikepacking-oregon-outback-trail
www.fieldmag.com/features/oregon-outback-trail-lessons-learned



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Monday, September 4, 2017

Ep. 302: Climbing Kayaking and Camping the American West - Bryan Snyder


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 "Off the Map" books trilogy. He's back on the show to share more adventure tales from his trips exploring the American west.

Free book + Books 2 & 3: www.offthemapbooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offthemapbooks/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offthemapbooks/



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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ep. 301: Conquering 30 Years of Anxiety Through Adventure - Paula McGuire


Paula ‘Must Try Harder’ McGuire isn’t exactly your average adventurer. She doesn’t even own a sleeping bag. In fact, Paula spent her early years hiding from life and seeking better places to hide, eventually finding her world shrinking to the confines of her own home without an escape route. Thirty years of crippling social anxiety will do that to a girl. Adventure became Paula’s personal therapy in 2012 and, ever since, she has terrified herself daily in the name of recovery. So far, it’s working.
www.paulamusttryharder.co.uk
Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1449974390/the-big-mad-swim-around-britain-the-movie



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Monday, August 28, 2017

Ep. 300: Curt and Travis Celebrate 300 shows!


Ya, this one is not our standard format.  We decided to relive some memories about how the Adventure Sports Podcast has impacted our lives and visit a bit about what we see on the horizon for the show as a way to celebrate 300 episodes of ASP.  

www.180tack.com

 


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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ep. 299: Going Blind at the Summit of Everest - Brian Dickinson - Summer Rerun


Rerun - Imagine the Hurculean effort it takes to summit 29,035' Mt Everest. Now imagine reaching the summit and enjoying the fruits of your accomplishment only to realize your vision is fading rapidly with no one around to help you get back down. Brian Dickinson is on the show to tell us about his Blind Descent.
www.briandickinson.net
The Book: Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mt. Everest
Instagram: www.instagram.com/briancdickinson
Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/BrianDickinsonBlindDescent
Facebook: www.facebook.com/briancdickinson
Twitter: twitter.com/briancdickinson



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Monday, August 21, 2017

Ep. 298: Thru Hiking the Seven Devils - Sam Thackeray - Summer Rerun


Summer Break Rerun. Learn about the Hell's Canyon wilderness and the Seven Devils mountains as Sam Thackeray tells us all about his 7 days thru hiking the area. Believe it or not, Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in the United States, deeper than the Grand Canyon! Sam talks about this trip as well as some packrafting, canoeing and climbing on today's show.

https://www.instagram.com/samuelthackeray/
https://www.facebook.com/samuel.thackeray



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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ep. 297: Thru Hiking the Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Luke Kloberdanz


Luke Kloberdanz visits with Curt about his thru hike of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a thousand-mile footpath that highlights these landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails.
But the Ice Age Trail is more than a path through the woods. It is a place for mental and physical rejuvenation, a place to unwind after a hard day and enjoy the landscape of Wisconsin. More than 1 million people use the Ice Age Trail each year to hike and snowshoe, to backpack, to disconnect and reconnect.
Behind the scenes, a vibrant community of volunteers across the state work to build and maintain the Trail, making it one of the country’s best hiking experiences.

www.iceagetrail.org
Twitter @iceagetrailorg
Facebook: iceagetrail




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Monday, August 14, 2017

Ep. 296: 15,000 Miles in a 12 Foot Boat - Stephen Ladd


Steve Ladd decided he would build a 250 lb, 12-foot row/sail boat called Squeak to travel 15,000 miles down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as well as rivers and open water in South America over the course of three years.
Blog: https://sites.google.com/site/threeyearsina12footboat/
Book: 3 years in a 12 Foot Boat



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Monday, August 7, 2017

EP. 294: Bikepacking with the 2017 Tour Divide Winner - Brian Lucido


The 2017 Tour Divide winner Brian Lucido is on this episode talking all things bikepacking and about what it's like to compete in and finish first in the 2700+ mile un-sanctioned mountain bike race. We also address the pros and cons of tandem biking!

http://www.brianlucido.com/
http://tourdivide.org/
https://www.instagram.com/fulmar2
https://www.facebook.com/brian.lucido.5




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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ep. 293: Rock Climbing 101 - Nolan Hurd


Nolan Hurd, one of the Bent Gate Mountaineering BC101 clinic leaders, is back to help us understand rock climbing. Whether you have never donned a climbing harness and crammed your feet into a pair of climbing shoes, or you're an old veteran of the sport, you'll enjoy this one.
 Make sure you check out Bengate's events page!
www.bentgate.com/events


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Monday, July 31, 2017

Ep. 292: The First Woman to Ride Around the World on a Motorcycle - Elspeth Beard


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.

The Book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Lone-Rider-Elspeth-Beard/9781782438045
Kindle Soft Copy: Click Here





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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ep. 291: Rock Climbing and the Climbingzine - Luke Mehall


It's rock climbing time with Luke Mehall. He's a long-time rock climber and publisher of the Climbingzine as well as four books. Luke and Curt talk about the adventure that is rock climbing as well as what it's like to be a publisher and author.
Climbingzine: http://climbingzine.com
Luke's Books: http://www.lukemehall.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theclimbingzine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingzine


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Ep. 290: Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record Holder - Karel Sabbe


In the summer of 2016 Belgian dentist Karel Sabbe broke the speed record for thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in just 52 days 8 hours and 25 minutes. He spends the hour discussing his preparation and experiences from this amazing feat. Karel also talks about competing in the Marathon de Sables. Listen in and get inspired by Karel's story!

Karel's Website: http://www.karelsabbe.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karelsabbeultrarunning


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ep. 289: Long Distance Kitesurfing - Bowen Dwelle


Here's one we haven't covered yet. Bowen Dwelle joins the ASP to talk about Long Distance Exploratory Kitesurfing, Foil Boarding, Flow, the long distance experience, athletic journeys, the nature of (what is) adventure, athletics and intuition, and the new normal in adventure sports.
Bowen's Adventure Portfolio:
I am a lifelong outdoors sports enthusiast (skateboarding, snowboarding, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, open water swimming, trail running, MTB, kitesurfing, paragliding) and have in the last ten years become a passionate and now semi-professional kitesurfer. While most people think of kitesurfing for the freestyle (tricks) and perhaps also for wave riding, there are other disciplines that are gaining traction and progressing the sport: course racing, foil board kiting and my specialty: long distance.
We have developed techniques to allow truly long distance travel – 100+ miles in a day and 1000+ miles in a single journey -- by kite, and we have done several trips on the coast of Brazil and elsewhere using these techniques.
I was fortunate enough to be one of the principal athletes in a film production that we just finished about the long distance experience, exploring the northern coast of Brazil by kite. We shot last summer (2016) and just finished editing and it's now screening on Canal OFF in Brazil. In the meantime I was in the Philippines in March 2017 shooting another similar expedition and will be back in Brazil in September 2017 shooting an entire series of long distance exploratory kiting, from Atins to the mouth of the Amazon and up the river to Santarem!

Watch the documentary: https://vimeo.com/220552327
Read more: http://www.surfinsemfim.com
Bowen's Blog: www.bowendwelle.com



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Monday, July 17, 2017

Ep. 288: A Thru-Hike of the West Highland Way in Scotland with Three Children - Robert and Hazel Jones


The West Highland Way was Scotland's first long distance route and remains by far the most popular. Stretching from Milngavie to Fort William, the route provides for some of Scotland's best scenery. Robert and Hazel Jones made the 96 mile thru-hike with their three children ages 5, 7 and 9. They join in this episode to share their experience.

Twitter - @justupthetrail
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ep. 287: Adventure Travel Stories - Roger Thompson


Roger Thompson joins Curt to discuss adventure travel as well as to share some good stories and readings from his book: "We Stood Upon Stars". Listen in for your bi-weekly dose of adventure inspiration!
Book: We Stood upon Stars
www.rogerwthompson.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRogerWThompson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogerwthompson


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