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The World's longest running independent producer of broadcast quality podcasts for the adventurer, the long distance hiker, the backpacker, the camper, in fact anyone seeking an independent life in the outdoors as a self powered traveler. Since 2005 we've produced audio and video podcasts for the self powered outdoor enthusiast in the UK and World-Wide. For people who wants to find out more about getting into the outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Our range of material goes back to 2005 and dips into many aspects. We talk to others and discuss their trips and experiences big and small, we discuss and review gear, we link associated skills and interests all with the aim to inspire, inform, entertain and encourage listeners to enjoy the natural world around them. The podcasts are aimed at adventure seekers of every type. Walkers, backpackers, bushcrafters, cyclists, paddlers, travellers, equestrian users in fact anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and skills related to outdoor adventure. Winners of the European Podcast Awards UK Business Category. Current library consists of over 500 podcasts, with more than 14 million downloads to date.

The World's longest running independent producer of broadcast quality podcasts for the adventurer, the long distance hiker, the backpacker, the camper, in fact anyone seeking an independent life in the outdoors as a self powered traveler. Since 2005 we've produced audio and video podcasts for the self powered outdoor enthusiast in the UK and World-Wide. For people who wants to find out more about getting into the outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Our range of material goes back to 2005 and dips into many aspects. We talk to others and discuss their trips and experiences big and small, we discuss and review gear, we link associated skills and interests all with the aim to inspire, inform, entertain and encourage listeners to enjoy the natural world around them. The podcasts are aimed at adventure seekers of every type. Walkers, backpackers, bushcrafters, cyclists, paddlers, travellers, equestrian users in fact anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and skills related to outdoor adventure. Winners of the European Podcast Awards UK Business Category. Current library consists of over 500 podcasts, with more than 14 million downloads to date.

Location:

Upton-upon-Severn, United Kingdom

Genres:

Podcasts

Description:

The World's longest running independent producer of broadcast quality podcasts for the adventurer, the long distance hiker, the backpacker, the camper, in fact anyone seeking an independent life in the outdoors as a self powered traveler. Since 2005 we've produced audio and video podcasts for the self powered outdoor enthusiast in the UK and World-Wide. For people who wants to find out more about getting into the outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Our range of material goes back to 2005 and dips into many aspects. We talk to others and discuss their trips and experiences big and small, we discuss and review gear, we link associated skills and interests all with the aim to inspire, inform, entertain and encourage listeners to enjoy the natural world around them. The podcasts are aimed at adventure seekers of every type. Walkers, backpackers, bushcrafters, cyclists, paddlers, travellers, equestrian users in fact anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and skills related to outdoor adventure. Winners of the European Podcast Awards UK Business Category. Current library consists of over 500 podcasts, with more than 14 million downloads to date.

Twitter:

@OutdoorsSt

Language:

English


Episodes

No 549 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 10 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:35:40

No 548 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 9 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:29:59

No 547 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 8 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:35:22

No 546 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 7 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:36:55

No 545 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 6 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:33:37

No 544 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 5 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:42:05

No 543 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 4 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:38:35

No 542 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 3 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:33:17

No 541 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 2 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:30:24

No 540 - TGO Challenge 2006 - Pt 1 (Recycled)

11/30/2021
Recently a listener in Australia enquired about the 2006 TGO Challenge series which I mentioned in the recent tribute to Andy Howell. (Podcast 539) Although it is in the listing, it wasn’t live, so I’ve decided to re-release it once again as it still contains relevant information about the event and many interesting interviews with people, some of whom aren’t with us any more. This was the crossing where one of our party had a serious fall breaking a few ribs. The TGO Challenge is no walk...

Duration:00:34:26

No 539 - Farewell Old Friend

10/13/2021
I know it has been some 8 months since my last podcast and this latest release will fill you in with some of the reasons for the silence. It has been a strange 8 months. I’m not sure if it is the result of the third Covid lock down which I found harder than the previous 2 or the subjects I mention in the podcast, but the effect was the same and silence the result. In August following some enthusiastic support and supportive comments I was beginning to get new plans together for the next...

Duration:00:22:11

No 538 - Arms Of Andes

2/24/2021
Meli and Rensso Hinostroza, are the sister and brother team behind Arms Of Andes. Their Peruvian parents were raised in small, mountain towns in the highlands of Peru and family vacations have always been to their ancestral home. Following a lot of research they discovered that Alpaca has similar properties to merino wool and the potential to perform even better. But they didn’t want to just make outdoor apparel, they also wanted to lead the way in sustainable manufacturing practices....

Duration:01:02:43

No 537 - Seize Your Adventure

2/5/2021
After she walked the Camino de Santiago, solo, in 2017, Fran Turauskis became uncomfortable with descriptions such as 'brave' and 'inspirational' when people learned about her epilepsy diagnosis. She created Seize Your Adventure to normalise the idea of epilepsy in adventure. As host, editor and producer, she collates all audio and visual content on the podcast, website and social media. her co-host Frankie York is a passionate surfer, who for six years, had suffered frequent and...

Duration:00:59:43

No 536 - Clear Access Clear Waters

1/29/2021
For those who enjoy the freedom and rights to walk in or on our National Parks, Footpaths and rural byways in fact anywhere which is recognised as a national Right Of Way you are probably unaware of the historic nature of how this came into being following the Kinder Scout Trespass of 1932. Kinder Scout was a turning point in outdoor history. Without it we would be excluded from all wild places which would be fenced off and under strict private control of landowners through the...

Duration:00:48:45

No 535 - Coming Soon On The Outdoors Station

1/15/2021
Here it is the first podcast of 2021 where we go through the diverse range of guests we are speaking with over the next few weeks. This year I’m looking to widen my horizons and talk with people associated with the outdoors who have influence on the direction outdoor life and education is taking. There comes a time when repeatedly talking with adventurers starts to wain a little and when you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, one realises there are more avenues to explore. I...

Duration:00:37:25

No 534 - Thanks For Nothing 2020

12/31/2020
This is it. We are finally at the end of 2020 and we all know what a terrible year it has been on every level. This podcast covers some of what has happened this year here and what I hope to put into place for 2021. Everything is still very fluid until we are all vaccinated and ‘normal’, whatever that may be. I can’t wait be free again to choose where I can go, who with and what I can do. The limitations we now find ourselves under make you realise the freedom to live, travel and have...

Duration:00:24:27

No 533 - The Perimeter - Quintin Lake

12/18/2020
On the 15th September this year photographer Quintin Lake strode up the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral and quietly finished his 5 year photography project of walking 11,000kms around the perimeter of the England, Wales and Scotland taking photographs virtually every step of the way. I spoke with him in 2016 on Podcast No 410 (well worth listening to again) when he was 25% of the way round. So much have happened in the intervening years, not least the challenge of Covid, but he still achieved...

Duration:01:04:13

No 532 - Wanderlust Europe - The Great European Hike

12/4/2020
Although this podcast goes into the background detail of what is involved in compiling a compendium like this which contains some of the best hikes in Europe, there is much else we discuss. Including the Cape Wrath Trail and the story of meeting Skye MacGregor, the 16-year-old lad hiking LEJOG via the CWT in winter through February. The Tour of Monte Rosa: benighted on the Europaweg. Hear how this was his first Alpine long-distance hike where he felt like he vaguely knew what he was doing,...

Duration:01:05:04

No 531 - Grandma Gatewood - Pt2

11/27/2020
This is a part two of a two part interview with the author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. The book is a New York Times best seller and writer Ben Montgomery was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010. Part one covers her younger history, the life and times she lived through in the early 1950’s, the abuse she suffered for 30 years and her discovery of the Appalachian Trail, before setting foot in it initially in 1954. We all know the basic story, that in 1955 67 year old Grandma Gatewood set off on...

Duration:00:50:43

No 530 - Grandma Gatewood - Pt1

11/20/2020
This is a part one of a two part interview with the author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. The book is a New York Times best seller and writer Ben Montgomery was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010. We all know the basic story, that in 1955 67 year old Grandma Gatewood set off on a remarkable journey, to accidentally become the first woman to walk the entire 2050 miles in 145 days of the Appalachian Trail. Today her name is iconic within the lightweight backpacking community, as she carried only...

Duration:00:52:15