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Backpacking Iceland with Larry Mishkar : TPZ 147

1/21/2018
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Larry Mishkar backpacked 400 miles across Iceland over 25 days. He traveled from the southern shore to the northern coast on the volcano route and today he will share with you why Iceland might be the best place for your first international backpacking trip. You can learn more about Larry at larrymishkar.com. Larry Mishkar, welcome to The Pursuit Zone. Travel resources: http://www.phlumf.com/travels/iceland/index.shtml Map of Iceland

Duration:00:48:23


Bikepacking and Adventure Filmmaking with Ben Page : TPZ 146

1/14/2018
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After university in 2014 and with £9,000 in the bank, 22 year old Ben Page flew to the bottom of South America to begin an around the world cycling adventure. As Ben reached Canada he began planning a winter ride on a fat tire bike through the Yukon Territory from Whitehorse to the village of Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. This 2,000 km winter journey is documented in an award-winning film titled The Frozen Road and you can learn more about it at Ben's website anotherhorizon.org. After...

Duration:00:46:00


Skiing and Kayaking in Russia with Callie Morgigno : TPZ 145

1/7/2018
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In February 2017, Callie Morgigno set off with teammate Charlie Walker on a 5,500 mile adventure along the perceived border between Europe and Asia from the Russian arctic to the Bosporus strait in Turkey. It was a triathlon over 9 months as they skied through the Ural mountains, kayaked the Ural river, and cycled along the Black Sea coast to the finish. They call their expedition Following the Line and you can learn more about their journey at followingtheline.com. Callie is a seasoned...

Duration:00:58:11


Climbing Mt. Elbrus with James Didier : TPZ 144

12/31/2017
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James Didier began mountaineering in 2011 in Colorado. Since then he has climbed several significant Alpine peaks in North America and Europe. His most recent adventure was a summit of Europe's highest peak - Mount Elbrus in Russia at 18,510 feet. James climbed without a guide and on a total budget of less than 1,500 dollars including travel expenses making Mt. Elbrus possibly the most affordable of the seven summits and one of the easiest to get to. James Didier, welcome to The Pursuit...

Duration:00:39:35


What's coming in the New Year for the Podcast - TPZ 143

12/17/2017
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Greetings from TPZ headquarters where I produce The Pursuit Zone Adventure Travel Podcast. In this episode I talk about where I've been for the last year and about ideas I have for the podcast going forward. I also tell you about the biggest mistake I've made as a podcast producer. Let me know your thoughts and give me your feedback. In this episode I talk about: A voice message experiment

Duration:00:17:43


Winter Thru-Hiking the Ice Age Trail with Mike Summers : TPZ 142

12/10/2017
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Mike Summers is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for hiking. In December 2016 he set out westbound to complete the Ice Age Trail in winter. It's one of the 11 National Scenic Trails and exists entirely in the state of Wisconsin. It took Mike 58 days to thru-hike the 1,077 miles. You can learn more about the Ice Age Trail at iceagetrail.org and more about Mike at improbablebutpossible.com. Mike Summers welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:55:21


Walking the Zambezi River with Chaz Powell : TPZ 141

5/14/2017
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For over a decade, Chaz Powell has been backpacking in remote places around the world. Starting in August 2016, Chaz began an attempt to walk the length of the Zambezi river starting at the source near Kalene Hills in northwestern Zambia. He walked for nearly 1,300 miles in 97 days through one the most remote parts of the world, most of the time alone and self-supported. The goal was to reach the Indian Ocean, but Chaz fell short by 600 miles due to the dangers of traveling through...

Duration:00:41:54


Cycling Around the World with Leigh Timmis : TPZ 140

4/30/2017
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In the summer of 2010, Leigh Timmis pedaled away from his home in England to begin an around the world cycling adventure. Somewhere along the way he realized that cycling every painstaking and dangerous mile of the journey is not as important as enjoying it. Leigh cycled in support of the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, a charity that provides week-long holidays to children in need. After 7 years Leigh wrapped up his adventure a few days ago and you can learn more about it at his...

Duration:00:50:04


Hitchhiking Argentina to Alaska with Steve & Jo Dew-Jones : TPZ 139

11/13/2016
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In March 2014, Steve and Jo Dew-Jones traveled to the bottom of South America and began hitchhiking north. In November, they arrived in Homer Alaska after traveling over 26,000 miles with 392 drivers. Their only rule was to hitchhike and not use paid transportation. They wrote a book about the adventure titled The Rule of Thumb 2 […] The post Hitchhiking Argentina to Alaska with Steve & Jo Dew-Jones : TPZ 139 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:58:11


Kayaking in Chilean Patagonia with Will Copestake : TPZ 138

11/6/2016
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With 45 days of food crammed into their 17 foot expedition kayaks, Will Copestake and his friend Seumus began an 840 km expedition through the icy fjords of Chilean Patagonia – a perfect harmony of the brutal and the beautiful as Will writes at his website willcopestakemedia.com. Will previously appeared in episode 53 talking about […] The post Kayaking in Chilean Patagonia with Will Copestake : TPZ 138 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:33:51


Mountaineering in Svalbard with James Lam : TPZ 137

10/30/2016
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In the summer of 2016, a team of five from Oxford University traveled into the Arctic Circle to ski east to west across the island of Spitsbergen – part of a Norwegian archipelago. They retraced a 1923 expedition that had contributed a great deal of scientific knowledge about the region. Their goal is to conduct […] The post Mountaineering in Svalbard with James Lam : TPZ 137 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:32:46


Road Trip thru US National Parks with Jeremy Cronon : TPZ 136

10/23/2016
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In the summer of 2015, Jeremy Cronon set out on a 32,000 mile road trip through the USA. He wanted to better understand the American wilderness and its conservation ethic by visiting places we have chosen to protect. With his faithful companion Sam, a 2008 Atomic blue Honda Element outfitted like a camper van, Jeremy […] The post Road Trip thru US National Parks with Jeremy Cronon : TPZ 136 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:48:51


Rafting down the Amazon River with Henrik Frederiksen : TPZ 135

10/16/2016
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In 2011, Henrik Frederiksen quit his job as a marine civil engineer to pursue his dream of cycling around the world. But when he reached Ecuador, after 2.5 years, he was looking for a change. So with his Bulgarian friend Peycho, the two decided to build a bamboo raft and float down the Amazon river. […] The post Rafting down the Amazon River with Henrik Frederiksen : TPZ 135 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:47:42


Kayaking from Greenland to Scotland with Olly Hicks : TPZ 134

10/9/2016
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Olly Hicks and George Bullard kayaked from Greenland to Scotland. Their 22 ft tandem sea kayak was customized to allow them to lay flat in the cockpits and rest during the long crossings. From Greenland they paddled to Iceland then made their way along its northern coast before starting the 4 day and 4 night […] The post Kayaking from Greenland to Scotland with Olly Hicks : TPZ 134 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:48:18


Cycling to Mount Everest with Jelle Veyt : TPZ 133

10/2/2016
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Cycling from Belgium to Nepal to attempt a climb of Mount Everest, Jelle Veyt first stopped to climb Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. After summiting, he continued on cycling through Kazakhstan, China, Tibet and Nepal until reaching Kathmandu. After the roads ended he continue on foot to Everest base camp to join his […] The post Cycling to Mount Everest with Jelle Veyt : TPZ 133 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:34:17


Cycling Single Speed Around the World with Markus Stitz : TPZ 132

9/25/2016
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34,000 km, 26 countries, 1 gear. In 2015 Markus Stitz began his round the world cycling adventure on a single speed bike. For the sake of simplicity, he abandoned not only the gears, but the traditional racks and panniers in favor of a bikepacking setup built on top of a Surly Ogre frameset. Iceland, New […] The post Cycling Single Speed Around the World with Markus Stitz : TPZ 132 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:53:04


Bikepacking and Photography in Argentina with Federico Cabrera : TPZ 131

9/18/2016
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Federico Cabrera is cycling thousands of miles through developing countries with a portable photography studio. His goal is to meet families in need that don’t have a family portrait and to make one for them. The project is called Their Only Portrait and his plan is to visit a new country every year starting with […] The post Bikepacking and Photography in Argentina with Federico Cabrera : TPZ 131 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:30:33


Sumatra Biodiversity Expedition with Oli Broadhead & Iris Berger : TPZ 130

9/11/2016
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Sumatra is the 6th largest island in the world with just over twice the land area of Great Britain. During the summer of 2016, undergraduate Biology students Oli Broadhead and Iris Berger set out to walk across Sumatra to compare the biodiversity of untouched forests vs. deforested ecosystems. They found their way into an unexplored […] The post Sumatra Biodiversity Expedition with Oli Broadhead & Iris Berger : TPZ 130 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:34:45


Canoeing the Yukon River with Ian Finch : TPZ 129

9/4/2016
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After 68 days and 3200 km by canoe, Ian Finch and team completed their Pull of the North expedition – a source to Bering Sea descent of the Yukon River. Ian is an adventurer and researcher who travels to remote locations to learn about the ancient traditions and ways of life of First Nations people. […] The post Canoeing the Yukon River with Ian Finch : TPZ 129 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:33:56


SUP the Danube River with Andy Bartlett : TPZ 128

8/28/2016
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Kate Davis and Andy Bartlett became the first people to stand up paddle board the entire length of the Danube River from source to sea in 2016. Starting in the Black Forest of Germany they traveled through 10 countries, visited 4 capital cities, and reached the shores of the Black Sea in Ukraine after 90 […] The post SUP the Danube River with Andy Bartlett : TPZ 128 appeared first on The Pursuit Zone.

Duration:00:28:12

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