Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ep. 273: A Transcontinental Triathalon - Part 1 - Yannick Chaigneau


Yannick Chaigneau and his future wife Shirley set out on an epic adventure they call the transcontinental triathalon. They started in Alaska and kayaked the inside passage down to Washington. After that, they thru-hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail down to Mexico. Once off the trail, they hopped on their bikes to complete the journey of a lifetime by biking their way down through Central and South America to Ushuaia. They even did some mountaineering to keep from being bored on the bikes!! Check it out. This is one epic adventure!
https://medshare.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/transcontinental-triathlon/



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Monday, May 22, 2017

Ep. 272: Learning to Travel Happier - Jaime Kurtz


Jaime Kurtz visits with Curt to talk about learning how to travel happily as well as getting the most out of your hard-earned vacation. She share some tips & tricks as well as some interesting psychology studies that help us understand some of the dos and don'ts while we're trying to relax.

Keep an eye out for here new book: "The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of better Vacations" coming out June 2017!
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happy-trails
https://twitter.com/JaimeKurtz1



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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ep. 271: Hiking in the Italian Alps - Denis Bulichenko


Denis Bulichenko grew up in central Russia and he and his family moved to Italy about 2 years ago. Denis is a software developer for outdoor apps which allows him to do a lot of hiking in the Italian alps to test out his work. In this episode, Curt talks with Denis to see what it's like to ave the Alps as your backyard playground.
https://www.instagram.com/igtraveladdict/
https://www.facebook.com/denis1bulichenko
Check out his app: Peak Visor too


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Monday, May 15, 2017

Ep. 270: A 5-Year Walk Around the World - Tom Turcich


On April 2nd, 2015 Tom Turcich left his home in New Jersey to embark on a five year trek across the seven continents. The dream of walking around the world formed at seventeen after his friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death Tom decided to make the most of each day. He is walking around the world to become immersed in unknown places and be forced into adventure day after day. In Texas he adopted a dog, Savannah, and have crossed every border together ever since.
theworldwalk.com
www.instagram.com/theworldwalk



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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ep. 269: A 2-Month Paddling Trip Down the Green River - Heather Hansman


Heather Hansman is a freelance journalist who has also been a raft guide and ski patrol member in her past. In the summer of 2016, she spent 2 months on a raft floating the Green River through Wyoming and Utah. She's on today's show to let us in on her experience.
https://www.heatherhansman.com/
https://twitter.com/hhansman
https://www.instagram.com/hhansman/




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Monday, May 8, 2017

Ep. 268: Running 1250 miles from Rome to Home with Bipolar Disorder - Dan Keeley


Dan Keeley is on a mission to raise awareness for depression and bipolar disorder by running 1250 miles self-supported from Rome to London. It's called Rome to Home. In the summer of 2012 he experienced a full-blown manic episode – an episode which culminated with him believing he was ‘the chosen one’ and preaching from the central lane of a major motorway in Italy at rush hour. What followed was a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, time spent in psychiatric wards both in Italy and the UK, and the inevitable crippling depression which found him wanting to take my his own life. It has been 5 years now and Dan is doing awesome! He has a new lease on life and is using it to its fullest. Listen in to learn about Dan, his wild trip through this ordeal and what he is doing now to bring attention to this issue. There could not be a nicer guy to help us understand what people with depression are going through.
http://www.rometohome.com/
https://www.thecalmzone.net/
http://www.snow-camp.org.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/iamdankeeley
https://twitter.com/iamdankeeley
https://www.instagram.com/iamdankeeley/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYtTUuj6SG8gYGXlqS-HsJQ







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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ep. 267: The 7 Summits & Mt. Vinson Massif - Part 2 - Tom Fabbri


Tom Fabbri is on the show today to tell us about his progress in his attempt to climb the 7 Summits as well as his experiences from Mt. Vinson. Tom is a world class adventurer who is on a journey to complete the Adventure Grand Slam, summiting the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents and skiing to the North and South Poles. In one year, he climbed four of these peaks in his quest to fulfill this dream – Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia, and Aconcagua in Argentina. His most recent climb took him to Mt. McKinley in Alaska where he summited on July 5, 2013. With two climbs left, Vinson Massif in Antarctica and Mt. Everest and skiing the poles, Tom is well on his way to becoming part of an elite group of mountaineers as he successfully completes this challenge.
http://tomfabbri.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Tom-Fabbri-124993730860405/
https://www.instagram.com/lifewrangler/
https://twitter.com/TomFabbri



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Monday, May 1, 2017

Ep. 266: The 7 Summits & Mt. Vinson Massif - Part 1 - Tom Fabbri


Tom Fabbri is on the show today to tell us about his progress in his attempt to climb the 7 Summits as well as his experiences from Mt. Vinson. Tom is a world class adventurer who is on a journey to complete the Adventure Grand Slam, summiting the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents and skiing to the North and South Poles. In one year, he climbed four of these peaks in his quest to fulfill this dream – Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia, and Aconcagua in Argentina. His most recent climb took him to Mt. McKinley in Alaska where he summited on July 5, 2013. With two climbs left, Vinson Massif in Antarctica and Mt. Everest and skiing the poles, Tom is well on his way to becoming part of an elite group of mountaineers as he successfully completes this challenge.
http://tomfabbri.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Tom-Fabbri-124993730860405/
https://www.instagram.com/lifewrangler/
https://twitter.com/TomFabbri



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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ep. 265: Storm Chasing-Volcanoes-Tornadoes and Polar Bears - George Kourounis


George Kourounis is back! Our favorite storm chasing, volcano descending global adventurer returns to fill us in on his most recent expeditions to northern Manitoba visiting Polar Bears, Myanmar photographing the tattooed women of Chin State, a volcano in Vanuatu and into the most dangerous volcano in Africa. He also shares some of his stories from an epic tornado season where he witnessed 9 tornadoes in a single day! George even shot a commercial for a restaurant where he descended into an active volcano in Guatemala to snatch a piece of lava for the shoot. He ends the show with his plans to backpack and camp in North Korea during these currently-heated political times. Not one to shy away from an adventure George always comes through!
http://www.stormchaser.ca/Stormchaser.html
http://www.cloud9tours.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/gkourounis
https://twitter.com/georgekourounis



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Monday, April 24, 2017

Ep. 264: The Ultra-Athlete Lifestyle - Anna-Marie Watson


Anna-Marie Watson grew up in an outdoor-loving, adventurous family. The adventures continued as she served nearly a decade in the British Army. Upon leaving the military, she knew she did not want a standard job and "normal" life. So, what did she do? She flew to New Zealand to bicycle the country. This started a series of adventures that led her to competing in the world half Ironman, running (and winning second female) the Marathon De Sables, and many other adventures. And she is not slowing down. She is currently training for The Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc – a 171 km race around Mont Blanc. She offers coaching services as well through her company, Reach For More Coaching. She shares much about what it takes to build an adventure-focused lifestyle.
www.rfmcoaching.com



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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ep. 263: Mind Over Matter - Climbing & Skiing with Cancer & MS - Dina Mishev


Dina Mishev moved to Jackson Hole, WY so she could live her life of adventure. While there, she was dealt two blows of bad news. At 30 years old, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and then 9 years later, she learned she had stage 3 breast cancer. However, as difficult and debilitating these two health issues were for her, she pressed on through and continued to keep adventure a big part of her life. Listen in as she describes going through this ordeal and how adventure helped her through it all.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Ep. 262: The Reason for Adventure - Jon Lechasseur


Jon Lechasseur joins me today to share the value to adventure sports, especially biking, hiking, and climbing. Jon, from Montreal, was surprised by all the benefits he found when he started biking to work. His enthusiasm continued to grow for adventure sports of all flavors and led him to create his own podcast, Of Mountains and Men. Are you thinking about getting off the sofa and starting a new life of fun, activity and adventure? This episode is for you.
http://www.ofmountainsandmen.com/
Need adventure recipes? Ask Michelle Shea!
http://www.adventurediningguide.com/enchiladas-verde/



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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ep. 261: Fat Biking to the South Pole - Daniel Burton


Did you ever think it were possible to ride a mountain bike to the South Pole? On January 21, 2014, Daniel Burton became the first person to accomplish this. Self-supported with the exception of three aerial food drops along the way, Daniel rode more than 750 miles over 51 days in blistering winds and various snow conditions. Listen in to hear all about this impressive expedition!
http://epicsouthpole.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/SouthPoleEpic
https://www.youtube.com/user/danpburton
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Ep. 260: Obstacle Racing Unpacked - Margaret Schlachter


What is obstacle racing? Check this out. Racing that is not just about a run or a bike or any other single skill. This is about full-body strength with the challenges of a ninja warrior and the stamina of a marathoner. This is not just going, but going under and over and through…. Margaret Schlachter does a great job of unpacking this sport AND she provides a great example of how one can escape the traditional 8 to 5 to live an adventure sport focused life. It is called Spartan Racing, Tough Mudder Racing, and more. But in the end, it is a full body challenge for those who are not afraid to get dirty. Pretty tough stuff!

https://toughmudder.com/
https://dirtinyourskirt.com/



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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ep. 259: Mountain Biking the Pisgah National Forest - Eric Wever


Eric Wever represents the southeast with some Mountain Biking talk about the Pisgah National forest in Asheville, NC. We discuss the beauty of riding the trails of the southeastern United States as well how people might get started in mountain bike racing. Eric and his wife Erinna run Pisgah Productions which puts on all kinds of races for mountain bikers and runner. Listen in to get your MTB inspiration fix!

www.pisgahproductions.com
http://tripsforkidswnc.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Pisgah-Productions
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pisgahpro



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Monday, April 3, 2017

Ep. 258: The Adventure of Fly Fishing - Jon Hogins


Jon Hogins learned the adventurous side of fly fishing from his dad as he grew up in California. They did amazing trips into the mountains and national parks. But Jon found himself living in the warm water lands of Texas. That did not slow him down. He is passionate about warm water fly fishing for bass, crappie, blue gills, you name it. Fly fishing is the perfect complement for all sorts of outdoors adventures like backpacking, horse packing, snow shoeing, back country skiing and even mountain biking. Why not take a rod along! And you don’t have to be in the land of icy snow melt to enjoy it. Warm water fly fishing. What a blast! We also spend a few minutes on Taiga Coolers—serious coolers for serious adventurers.

www.taigacoolers.com


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ep. 257: A 50-Day Solo Row Across the Atlantic - Gavan Hennigan


Past guest Gavan Hennigan is back on the show! This time we get to hear about Gavan's solo row across the southern Atlantic. What do the stars and the milky way look like at night from the middle of the ocean? How does one cope with 50 days of solitude sitting in a 16 ft rowing for days on end? Gavan discusses overcoming his issues with addiction and how he turned drug addiction into an adventure passion. As if this wasn't enough adventure, Gavan even lets us in on his summer plan to row back across the northern Atlantic from New York City back to his home port in Galway Ireland. Listen in for another dose of inspiration!

Find Gavan on his website at www.gavanhennigan.com
and on:
Twitter: @Soulogav https://twitter.com/soulogav
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulogav/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulogav/




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Monday, March 27, 2017

Ep. 256: How Toddzilla Runs 100 Miles and How YOU Can Too - Todd Lewis


Whether you love to run or would never run, this show is inspiring and tons of fun. Todd Lewis takes us on a journey from nearly collapsing attempting a 5K run through years of falling in love with ultra-running and overcoming challenge after challenge to finally achieve his goal of completing a 100 mile race. This is the real deal, folks. Todd shares how you can overcome to achieve your dreams too. Thanks, Todd for a wonderful visit and for sharing your dreams with us!
https://toddzillaruns.wordpress.com/
www.picklepower.com




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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ep. 255: A 4600 Mile Scooter Trip to Alaska - Robert Shearon


After battling a drug and alcohol addiction in college, Robert Shearon wanted a way to celebrate sobriety while giving back to the organization that helped him triumph. So he decided to ride a 50cc Honda Ruckus scooter 4600 miles from Vail, Colorado to Anchorage, Alaska. Listen in to hear Robert's story of overcoming his struggle and taking the trip of a lifetime one slow mile at a time.
http://www.colorado.edu/recoverycenter/
http://collegiaterecovery.org/
email Robert: Rkshearon@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.k.shearon



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Monday, March 20, 2017

Ep. 254: Endurance Cycle Racing - Gina Cleere


Gina joins the Adventure Sports Podcast from the UK today to share her experiences with endurance cycle racing.  Gina was the female soloist winner of Revolve 24 in 2016.  To accomplish this feat, she bicycled 497 km with nearly 29,000 feet of elevation rise in only 24 hours!  As amazing as this is, I think it is her backstory and wonderful personality that really make this show a must listen.  And what's next?  She is now training for the most challenging bike race in the world, The Race Across America.


Special thanks to Gina's Sponsor, Cycles UK




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