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Ep. 612: Family of 6 Thru-Hiking the PCT and More - Strawbridge Family

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When a crippling amount of debt kept the Strawbridge family from going on family vacations, they quickly began looking for cheap ways to still enjoy an experience together. That necessity led them to camping and hiking.
After realizing that this type of “vacation” was more rewarding the refueling than a tradition trip, they decided to go all in for an experience of a lifetime to celebrate getting back on track financially.  That led to the idea of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as a family.  I hope you enjoy this amazing story of great risk, reward, love, and faith.  Follow along their 2020 Continental Divide Trail adventure here:  Instagram: @strawbridgetreks Facebook: @strawbridgetreks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcjYH6S5RzjyCJoNP8CXEKw Strawbridgetreks.com
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Ep. 611: Pro Spartan Athlete, Wife, Coach, Mother - Heather Gollnick

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Being a professional athlete is only one slice of the pie for Heather. She has competed in hundreds of events, won five full Ironman races, is the head coach of both the men and women’s triathlon team at Liberty University, runs her own coaching clinics, a present mother to her three children, and a wife. To say the least, Heather is busy. In today's episode, we get to hear first-hand what it was like being an Ironman pro athlete, how to take care of yourself as you age, why mental strength is often more important than physical, as well as many more lessons from someone truly living without compromise.  You can find out more about Heather here: Instagram: @athlete_heather_gollnick ironedgeevents.com Heathergollnick.com
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Ep. 610: Aconcagua Trip Report - Sam Chaneles

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It's always great to hear about more adventure from an ASP alum. Sam Chaneles, who's been on the show twice before, is back today to tell us about his most recent adventure, climbing the 22,841 ft Aconcagua. Enjoy the story! www.engineeredforadventure.com Instagram at @engineeredforadventure Facebook: @engineeredforadventure Photo credit: here Athletic Brewing Adventure Grant Application: https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/athletic-brewing-2020-adventure-grant Try CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout. Support the Adventure Sports Podcast by giving as low as $1/month to our efforts to produce this show at patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast Contact us at info@adventuresportspodcast.com

Ep. 609: Running & Blindness - Kyle Robidoux

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If you’ve ever felt limited by your circumstances or physical limitations, today’s episode is a must-listen. Back in 2010, Kyle was sick and tired of feeling terrible about himself and having a hard time playing with his daughter, so he decided to do something about it. Losing a large amount of weight by walking, and eventually running, is no easy task. After taking into account that Kyle is legally blind, the challenge is exponentially greater.  However, that didn’t stop him from pushing forward, crushing limitations, and finding creative ways to exercise and run, without a full view of what was around him. 10 years later Kyle is running ultras on and off-trail, running between 20-25 hours per week, and advocating for folks in his situation through his career.  Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours. - Richard Bach Kylerobidoux.com Instagram: @blindbeerrunner Twitter: @kyleRrobidoux Athletic Brewing Adventure Grant Application: https://athleticbrewing.com/pages…

Ep. 608: Finding Solitude While Living Above the Arctic Circle - Katherine Keith

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From her book, Epic Solitude: A Story of Survival and a Quest for Meaning in the Far North “Katherine Keith is a wilderness athlete, experience junkie, spiritual questor, long-distance dog musher, and mother to a sixteen-year-old daughter, and 35 dogs, living above the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska. Professionally, and as a jack-of-all-trades survivalist, she is a small business owner, rural Alaska project director, energy engineer, commercial fishermen, and wellness advocate. Accomplishments such as completing six Ironman triathlons and five 1000-mile dog sled races form the Cornerstone of Katherine’s philosophy of generating grit through overcoming real-time obstacles. A never-ending dreamer, Katherine is currently pursuing climbing the seven tallest summits on every continent as a budding alpinist. Above all, she loved spending time star-gazing, chasing northern lights, and playing cribbage by wood stove with Amelia at camp." Her Book: Epic Solitude: A Story of Survival an…

Ep. 607: Learning to Travel Happier - Revisited - Jaime Kurtz

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Originally aired May 22, 2017
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 also shares some interesting psychology studies that help us understand some do's and don'ts of travel.
Her book: The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations psychologytoday.com/blog/happy-trails
Twitter: @JaimeKurtz1


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Ep. 606: Racing the Tour Divide in Your 60's - Marty Johnson

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When Marty's 60th birthday came rolling around, he knew he needed to do something adventurous that took him out of his normal routine and into an entirely different frame of mind. From that longing came the idea to race in the Tour Divide, a 2,750-mile, mostly off-road, mountain bike race from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide.
Now, at the age of 65, Marty is gearing up this June for another TD attempt. His 6th time on the trail.
Our most adventurous years don't have to be the earliest. In fact, they can be the most recent. I hope Marty's story helps you see your own adventure in 2020.
Instagram:
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Photo: Linda Guerrette
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Ep. 605: A 50-Day Solo Row Across the Atlantic - Gavan Hennigan

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Originally aired March 30, 2017
Past guest, Gavan Hennigan, is back on the show today to tell us about his 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 a passion for adventure.

Find Gavan on his website at gavanhennigan.com
Twitter: @Soulogav @soulogav
Instagram: @soulogav
Facebook: @soulogav

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Ep. 604: Chasing Fastest Known Times - Jason Hardrath

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After a serious car accident that left him with limited mobility in his leg, Jason decided he was done letting time slip by that wasn't in the pursuit of some higher goal in places he loved to be. This led him to pursue wilderness-based FKTs (Fastest Known Times). To date, Jason has 35 FKTs in some of the most iconic and beautiful places in the American West.Many of those FKTs are on impressively difficult routes. The Cascade Trifecta, Rainier Infinity Loop, Crater Lake Circumnavigation, and Oregon's Five Highest are all FKT's Jason has under his belt. Not bad for an elementary PE teacher having this level of adventures on school breaks and weekends. Just imagine what you can do if you started trying.Instagram: @jasonhardrathfastestknowntime.com/athlete/jason-hardrathjasonhardrath.comTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout.Support the Adventure…

Ep. 603: The Ultra-Athlete Lifestyle - Anna-Marie Watson

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Originally aired April 24, 2017Anna-Marie Watson grew up in an outdoor-loving, adventurous family. The adventures continued into adulthood as she served nearly a decade in the British Army.Upon leaving the military, she knew she did not want a standard job and a "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 compete in the world half Ironman, running (and winning second place female the Marathon De Sables.She isn't slowing down either. 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 where she shares much about what it takes to build an adventure-focused lifestyle.www.rfmcoaching.comfacebook.com/RFMCoachingtwitter.com/RFMCoachinginstagram.com/rfmcoachingTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csin…

Ep. 602: Ironman Champion - Ben Hoffman

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At a young age, Ben and his parents pedaled all over the US on extended bike tours. He credits these early endurance events as part of the foundation that led to his ability to outlast his opponents in traditional sports. However, it wasn’t until college at the University of Montana in Missoula that Ben discovered triathlons in a book while traveling to Alaska. Once he got back to school he signed up for the local triathlon and was instantly hooked. Ben immediately set his sights on becoming pro. Since then, Ben has won seven full Ironman races, seven 70.3 Ironman races, came in 2nd in the Ironman World Championship in 2014 and 4th in both 2016 and 2019. BenHoffmanRacing.comInstagram:@bhoffmanracingTwitter:@bhoffmanracingFacebook:@bhoffmanracingTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout.Support the Adventure Sports Podcast by giving as low as $1/month to our …

Ep. 601: The Dawn Wall - Tommy Caldwell

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Originally aired December 07, 2018Tommy is one of the greatest climbers of all time. Listen in as he shares stories from being held hostage, life as a father, and ultimately his famous climb of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park with Kevin Jorgeson. dawnwall-film.comInstagram: @tommycaldwelltommycaldwell.com
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Ep. 600: Celebrating 600 Episodes of Adventure - Mason Gravley

Can you believe it? We've made it to 600 episodes. That's quite the feat in the podcast world. There have been highs and lows and everything in between. To celebrate episode 600 and 2020, Mason is going to reflect on the last decade of adventures as well as 2019 for the podcast. 
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We'll be back on January 6th

Just a reminder we'll be back on January 6th. Enjoy the holidays!
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Ep. 599: Dealing with Post-Adventure Depression - Joe Jimenez

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After any great adventure, there's a very good chance the life you come back to is not nearly as exciting or engaging as the adventure you recently finished. For many adventurers, this can lead to a pretty dark time in their life known as post-adventure depression. Today we're chatting again with Joe Jiminez (from episode 443) who recently finished the Pacific Crest Trail. He's currently dealing with post-adventure life and was kind enough to share his feelings and experience from what he calls an epic adventure and transitioning back to normal life. takingthealternate.comInstagram: @takingthealternateANNOUNCEMENT:We will be taking a nearly two-week break from the show during the holidays. We'll be back on January 6th with a new episode. Happy Holidays!Try CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout.Ombraz fix what frustrates you about sunglasses. …

Ep. 598: World Adventurer & National Geographic Explorer - Mike Libecki

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Originally aired November 23, 2015Mike, who was named the 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the year, has been on 87 expeditions around the globe racking up over 200 first ascents. However, his foundational passion is adventure travel and adventures with his daughter.  Mike shares not only stories about his exploration but also about what it takes behind the scenes to live an adventure-filled life.  Photo credit hereTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout.Ombraz fix what frustrates you about sunglasses. Completely armless, Ombraz attach directly to a built-in cord that keeps the sunnies securely and comfortably in place.  For every pair sold, they plant 20 trees. Find out more at ombraz.com/products/classicsSupport the Adventure Sports Podcast by giving as low as $1/month to our efforts to produce this show at patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcast Call a…

Ep. 597: Retracing the Lewis & Clark Expedition Along the Missouri River in a Dugout Canoe - Thomas Elpel

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Thomas recently became an empty nester and decided a grand adventure was what he needed. He got together with Churchill Clark, the great-great-great-great grandson of Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to build a dugout canoe named Bella from a 20 foot Douglas Fir.  He traced his path along the Missouri River all the way to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, a 5-month expedition along the same route Lewis and Clark took when returning to the East Coast. This epic tale includes everything from puppies, bow fishing, and flooded rivers, to quaint towns, and peaceful moments of solitude. A book about the experience will be released in March of 2020. You can preorder it here:http://www.hopspress.com/Books/Missouri_River.htmHere’s a short documentary about the experience:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-JgWTDUta0Video about building the canoe:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CipwviRWeCUHis YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thomasjelpelwww.elpel.infowww.greenuniv…

Ep. 596: Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in Winter - Shawn Forry

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Originally aired March 06, 2017Shawn Forry joins us today to recount how he and Justin Lichter thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in the winter. This is no small feat and as far as records tell, no one has managed it before! There is a whole lot more than just the PCT in this show. Shawn has also hiked the AT, the CDT, the Colorado Trail, the Long Trail, and many, many more. All that to say, the epic thru-hiking trails are NOT off-limits in the winter with the right equipment and experience. www.shawnforry.comTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout.Ombraz fix what frustrates you about sunglasses. Completely armless, Ombraz attach directly to a built-in cord that keeps the sunnies securely and comfortably in place.  For every pair sold, they plant 20 trees. Find out more at ombraz.com/products/classicsSupport the Adventure Sports Podcast by giving as low as…

Ep. 595: Bladepacking Across New Mexico - Caleb Smith

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Today we talk about the resurging sport of ultra blading/inline skating and the relatively new sport of bladepacking with Caleb Smith. He and his girlfriend recently bladepacked across the entire state of New Mexico with much bigger plans in the near future. @Kaleboston on IG and Facebook Bigwheelblading.com Kaleboston.blog His sponsors:Check out Rollerblade.com for more articles and content about the world of inline skating.Agogie Resistance Training PantsWith resistance bands built inside, improving your health, fitness, and athletic performance is as simpple as putting on pants. Find out more at agogie.com @agogielifeSuavs Shoes - shoes for people making moves suavshoes.com @suavsshoesTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout.Ombraz fix what frustrates you about sunglasses. Completely armless, Ombraz attach directly to a built-in cord that keeps the sunnies …

Ep. 594: A Lifetime of Mountaineering - Gerry Roach

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Originally aired June 1, 2015.Gerry Roach, the well-known author of Colorado's Fourteeners, shares stories, advice, lessons learned, and wisdom from his more than 2,000 climbs.  From the seven summits to all of Colorado's 13ers and 14ers, Gerry has been there, done that.  What's more, he has shared his experiences via 15 wildly popular books he has authored on climbing; guides and narratives.  Colorado's Fourteeners, 3rd EditionTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout.Ombraz fix what frustrates you about sunglasses. Completely armless, Ombraz attach directly to a built-in cord that keeps the sunnies securely and comfortably in place.  For every pair sold, they plant 20 trees. Find out more at ombraz.com/products/classicsSupport the Adventure Sports Podcast by giving as low as $1/month to our efforts to produce this show at patreon.com/Advent…

Ep. 593: Starting an Adventure Travel Company - Jake Gafner

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Jake has spent over a decade camping, climbing, diving, driving, paddling, pedaling, hiking, exploring, sailing, and failing all over the world. In his travels, he noticed that there were a ton of folks who booked organized and pre-planned travel experiences and many folks who do completely solo adventures, but not much in between. 
After many conversations about the missing travel experience in between the two, he and his wife started Lost Travel Company, a middle ground between planned travel and solo adventures for folks who want a true adventure with the camaraderie of group travel and the freedom to adventure how they want to. 
Visit www.lost.travel For info about their adventures
www.lost.travel/trackerFor the Adventure Tracker
Twitter@losttravelcoInstagram:@losttravelco
Facebook:@losttravelco

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Ep. 592: Stranded Overnight on a Mountain During a Blizzard - Brad & Melissa McQueen

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Originally aired February 6, 2017In May of 2001, Brad, Melissa, Brad's father, and their dog were stranded overnight on Mount Evans in Colorado during a freak late-spring blizzard. With the day not going as planned, the group made the tough decision to take shelter and stay the night.After the traumatizing ordeal, Brad and Melissa are on a mission to share their story for the benefit of others. Their story is about overcoming tragedy, a deep love for mountains, and continuing forward to make a difference in the lives of others. Don't miss this episode about Colorado 14ers, tragedy, and triumph. Book: Exposed: Tragedy & Triumph in Mountain ClimbingTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for the months of September and October only! Go to csinstant.coffee and use the code "ADVENTURE" at checkout.Ombraz fix what frustrates you about sunglasses. Completely armless, Ombraz attach directly to a built-in cord that keeps the sunnies securely and comfortably i…

Ep. 591: Inspiring Adventure for a Living - Sarah Williams

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Our old friend Sarah Williams, host of the Tough Girl Podcast, is back with us today to talk about her recent (2018) bicycle tour down the West Coast of North America as well as her 2019 walk of The Camino Portugu├ęs from Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. We also discuss how she balances a life of adventure while inspiring countless others to live a life of adventure themselves. Twitter -@_tough_girlInstagram -@toughgirlchallengesBlog/Website -www.toughgirlchallenges.comFaceBook -@ToughGirlChallengesPinterest -https://uk.pinterest.com/Tough101/Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/ToughGirlPodcast?ty=hYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/SarahWilliamsToughGirlChallengesYou can listen to the Tough Girl Podcast on the go via iTunes, Soundcloud & Stitcher!https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tough-girl-podcast/id1024977070https://soundcloud.com/toughgirlchallenges/trackshttp://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tough-girl-podcastTry CS Instant Coffee for 50% off your first order for…

Ep. 590: Skiing ALL the Colorado 14ers - Part 2 - Brittany & Frank Konsella

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Originally aired October 30, 2015And you thought that climbing all the Colorado 14ers was crazy! Brittany and Frank Konsella actually climbed andSKIED all the Colorado 14ers. Yes, it is just as radical and fun as it sounds. Mountaineering.  Extreme skiing.  Winter at its very best!  The snow is starting to pile up on the peaks! It is time to think about snow!
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Ep. 589: Life Lessons from an Outward Bound Instructor - Mark Michaux Brown

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Every lesson that needs to be learned in life can be taught by nature. When we get out there we have time to breathe, to think, and to reflect on the beauty before us. It teaches us so much. No one knows that better than life-long Outward Bound promotor, Mark Brown. His life journey has taken many turns and his connection with the outdoors has fueled that life of adventure. After spending his entire career in Outward Bound, he recently published a book titledOutward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadershipthat interviews some of Outward Bound’s most prominent alumni. They include Luis Benitez, one of the foremost mountaineers in the world, former US Senator Mark Udall, The Home Depot co-founder and current Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, and Kohler Co. VP Laura Kohler. The book identifies the impact of Outward Bound in the world as told through the stories of former instructors and participants who have gone on to make a difference in the world. The lessons focus on what was lea…