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Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors.

Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors.




Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors.








Ep. 709: Embracing Weakness in the Mountains - Wesley Trimble

Our culture is geared to highlight our strengths. From our performances at work, in athletics, to the pictures that ultimately make it on Instagram. We thrive off our showing the world what we’re good at. But what if your weakness is unavoidably apparent and something you absolutely have to reckon with to live without compromise? Meet Wesley. He was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy which affects his fine motor skills on the right side of his body. The only problem? He finds peace and...


Ep. 708: From Rock Bottom to the Seven Summits - Revisited - David Mauro

When David Mauro was in his forties, his life hit rock bottom. With nothing to lose, he left everything he knew behind and set out on an epic international adventure. For the next seven years, Dave trudged across glaciers, frozen wastelands and through dense, dangerous forests. He communed with penguins and elephants, kept company with cannibals and gunrunners, and spoke with the dead. And though he’d never been a climber, he ended up joining history’s courageous few when he ascended into...


Ep. 707: Cleaning 12,000 Pounds of Trash Out of the Ocean, and Counting - Andrew Otazo

We all know that “nature may heal and give strength to body and soul”, as John Muir said. I’m sure most all of you have experienced the power of spending time in nature. But what about when nature itself is wounded with trash and marred with the scars that humans have inflicted on it? Just as nature can heal and empower us, are we able to return the favor? Meet Andrew Otazo. He’s on a mission to completely clean Southwest Florida one piece of trash at a time and give strength back to nature...


Ep. 706: Crossing Death Valley on Foot - Ashly Winchester

Ashly is no stranger to going out on a limb to follow a crazy idea. From driving 15+ hours through the night to climb a mountain, to leaving her stable career to become a freelance writer, she’s at home in the world of taking chances. This love of adventure has led her to be the world’s leading women for total ‘fastest known times’, or FKTs, a challenge to do an outdoor route or trail faster than anyone has done it before. To date, she has 39 of these records with no other woman in the world...


Ep. 705: Cycling Around the World in 80 Days - Mark Beaumont

Growing up on a farm in Scotland and being homeschooled until the age of 12 isn’t exactly the childhood you’d expect from an accomplished world-traveling adventurer that Mark has become. Or is it? Today we get to hear Mark put together the pieces of his earliest motivations, his two circumnavigations of the world by bicycle, and the idea behind his latest book, Endurance: How to Cycle Further ( ). Other accomplishments...


Ep. 704: Exploring an Underwater Airplane Graveyard - Revisited - Brandi Mueller

Originally aired January 7, 2019 Today’s guest, Brandi Mueller, is an avid diver and underwater photographer. She’s dived in over 30 countries and works as an instructor for much of the year. Her passion for diving is infectious and her expertise has been featured in dozens of publications all over the world. Recently, she co-authored a book about her experience diving to see an underwater airplane graveyard where 150 American airplanes were dumped at the end of WWII in the lagoon of...


Ep. 703: How Used Gear Can Help Make Your Next Adventure Happen - Chap Grubb

We don’t talk about gear a lot on this show, but when we do, we want to make sure we talk about how the right gear can help you have the best possible stories and greatest adventure experience without breaking the bank. Today we have Chap Grubb from talking about his adventure background and why he’s passionate about helping folks find the right used gear for them. ( ) FB & IG - ( ) Twitter...


Ep. 702: The Trans America Bike Race - Revisited - Felix Wong

Originally aired Nov 3, 2016 The Trans America Bike Race is a 4200 mile, 3+ week, self-supported bike race starting in Astoria, OR and ending in Yorktown, VA. Felix Wong from Fort Collins, CO competed in the Trans Am in 2015 and finished 8th overall and was the 3rd American. Listen in to find out all about this amazing race! ( ) Twitter: @_FelixWong ( ) Facebook:...


Ep. 701: Finishing the Appalachian Trail - Alex “Armadillo” Dyson

We caught up with Alex halfway through the Appalachian Trail back in late summer for episode 674 ( ). Today we have Alex back on to share what it was like finishing the second half of the trail. At the time of the recording, he had been home for three weeks and was slowly getting used to daily life again. Enjoy! Follow Alex on Instagram: ( ) @mediocremountaineer (...


Ep. 700: Two-Time Olympic Skier - Kaylin Richardson

The rugged mountains of Utah, Colorado, and California are usually the homes of the names we see every four years on some of the biggest slopes and stages at the Winter Olympics. That wasn’t the case for Kaylin. She cut her teeth on a 125 ft. hill in Minnesota, mastering the fundamentals. From those humble beginnings, she advanced her skills enough to represent the U.S. Olympic team twice! It took living a life without compromise for her to reach the heights she has. Since her “retirement”...


Ep. 699: Visiting Every National Park in One Year - Andy Magee

Amid a massive government shutdown, travel companies going out of business, and a myriad of unforeseen circumstances, Andy Magee successfully visited all 418 national park sites starting January 1, 2019 and finishing December 31, 2019. Traveling thousands of miles around the country, Andy got a cross-section example of who and what America is in a sense that few can relate to. His stories are amazing and his reflections will inspire you to get out there and visit the nearest National Park...


Ep. 698: The Rise of Backcountry Skiing - Andrew Drummond

The mountains of New Hampshire have brought many exciting experiences to Andrew Drummond. Growing up in the area Andrew has been training his whole life, without knowing it, to be a defining source of knowledge, gear, and stoke for backcountry skiing in the Northeast. After stints skiing and surfing out west, even going up to Alaska to alpine tour, Andrew was ready to come home and spread the stoke in his own backyard. After refamiliarizing himself with the White Mountains that he still...


Ep. 697: Adventure Racing Legends - Travis and Mark Macy

When Mark Macy was reluctantly pulled in to race the very first Eco-Challenge ( ) back in 1995 by a friend, he had no idea what was about to happen and how it would shape his life forever. That first haphazard attempt at adventure racing began a lifelong pursuit of mastering multi-day adventures, competing in every Eco-Challenge that followed, and accumulating wins and awards from races in every corner of the globe. Having watched his father compete in these epic...


Ep. 696: Ocean Rowing Race Across the Atlantic - Update - Team Latitude35

Todd from team Latitude35 ( ) is joining us today via satellite phone to give us an update on the team’s race across the Atlantic Ocean via rowboat. They’re currently in second place with less than a week to go! Just a few days after this call the team experienced one of the most bizarre and wild mishaps I’ve ever heard of. Listen to the episode to hear what happened… Let’s wish them luck and a continued safe journey to the finish line in...


Ep. 695: Walking Across Australia With Five Wild Camels - Sophie Matterson

After needing a break from her career in film and TV, Sophie took a very fortuitous turn in her life by finding the most random job she could, milking camels. If you didn’t realize camels could be milked, neither did I. To make a long story short, Sophie fell in love with camels and never went back to her old career. Her ongoing 5-year passion for camels has taken her to places like The Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre and The Tirari Desert, Uluru, Michigan USA, Texas, and Rajasthan India. At some...


Ep. 694: Leaving Road to Go Gravel - Pro Cyclist, Pete Stetina

After years of being in the biggest road cycling races in the world a devastating and life-altering injury left Pete’s career path felt shaken up and in need of more stability. Growing up in Colorado and now residing in the Tahoe area, the outdoors were the places he felt at home and at peace. That’s when Pete started to explore the idea of leaving the world of road cycling for the up-and-coming gravel scene. It was a place that accepted newcomers, valued community and good beer, but also...


Ep. 693: World Towning - Jessica & Will

In 2014, Jessica and Will decided a “normal” life in Boston wasn’t enough for their family of four. After several potential ex-pat experiences fell through with Will’s job, the family had an appetite to try something new. That idea? Instead of calling one place home why not call the whole world “home”? To dip their toes into this way of living they spent a year in Costa Rica, then a year in Educador, and 9 months in France. Those first few years included experiences like hiking the Inca...


Ep. 692: Running Across the Sahara Desert - Ray Zahab

Soon after turning 30, Ray, a self-described “two pack a day smoker”, was tired of the direction his life was heading. His younger brother, who was pursuing a healthier lifestyle, was his inspiration to make a change. Ray quickly set his eyes to try to complete a 100-mile ultramarathon. He won. Within the next few years he put his life on a trajectory of adventures and purpose, combining feats as large as running across the Sahara Desert and taking scores of young adults on adventures...


Ep. 691: Learning to Live Aboard a Sailboat - Nathan Zahrt and Vivian Vuong

After starting out delivering other people's boats, and then training them, Vivian and Nathan began to realize there may be something there and started offering offshore sailing adventures aboard our 47' sailboat, Ultima. Ultimately, they’ve turned their passion into a career giving them a great mix of travel, excitement, endurance, and a sense of satisfaction helping others achieve their sailing goals. ( ) FB & IG: @oceanpassages (...


Ep. 690: Crossing the 20 Largest Glaciers In The World - Vincent Colliard

Vincent is joining us from Norway to discuss his and Børge Ousland’s journey to cross the 20 world's largest glaciers in what they are calling the IceLegacy Project, a way for them to share to the world the need to preserve these special places. From ( ) “Glaciers are in fast decline due to rising temperatures, causing threat of long-term sea-level rise. They are crucial as a freshwater source for millions of people worldwide. This is why glaciers need...