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Ep. 430: Biking 100,000 miles with Craig Christensen
Craig Christensen is not the type of adventurer that wants a film crew or sponsors or to even get his name out there. Today we take a break from the well-known headliners of the adventure world and interview someone we can all relate to. Craig shows us that pure passion and humility can still build an impressive adventure resume, one day at a time.
In 2013, Darcy Gaechter became the first woman (and vegan) to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea. With blistering lips and irradiated fingernails, her team of three paddlers tackled Class V whitewater for twenty-five days in a row; just barely survived a dynamite laden canyon being prepared for a hydroelectric dam, and pled for mercy at the hands of the murderous Ashaninka people who remained somewhat convinced we had come to steal their children's organs. In a desperate act meant to give me some pretense of control, Darcy cut off all of her hair just before they entered Peru’s notoriously violent “Red Zone.” The hope was to pass for a boy and be seen as less of a target. Despite all odds, they reached the Atlantic Ocean 4,300 miles and 148 days of kayaking later. Upon reaching the Atlantic, the three, an esoteric computer programmer from London, a vegan girl from Aspen, CO and her begrudging boyfriend who would become the first man to kayak the Amazon, “because his girlfri…
Tommy 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. http://www.dawnwall-film.com/https://www.instagram.com/tommycaldwell/?hl=enhttp://www.tommycaldwell.com/Save 20% off the best freeze-dried meals you’ll ever eat with Peak Refuel. Use the code ASP20 at checkout by visiting https://peakrefuel.com/Renowned nature photographer, John Fielder, has an amazing new book coming out with never before seen photos. To check it out, go to https://www.johnfielder.com/Gear up for the 2018-2019 ski season by shopping Powder7 Ski Shop's massive selection of new and used gear at https://www.powder7.com/Support the Adventure Sports Podcast by giving $5/month to our efforts at https://www.patreon.com/AdventureSportsPodcastCall and leave us a voicemail at 812-MAIL-POD or 812-624-5763 or send an email to info@adventurespor…
As if the Trans Am Bike Race wasn't difficult enough, Ryan Flinn is attempting to complete the Triple Crown of Ultra Distance Cycling by completing, in one year, the Trans America Bike Race, the Indian Pacific Wheel Race AND the Trans Continental Race in Europe!