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The Adventure Podcast

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The Adventure Podcast

The Adventure Podcast

Kraig Becker

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The Adventure Podcast is a weekly show about exploration, travel, gear, mountaineering, and all things related to the outdoors.

Latest Episodes

The Adventure Podcast Episode 111: The End of the Trail...For Now!

After taking a week off to catch up on some work and take a much-needed break, Dave and Kraig are back this week. Unfortunately, they bring news of a change in schedules that will disrupt the podcast schedule in the short term, so the show opens with an announcement that The Adventure Podcast is going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Find out what that's all about in the intro. Later, the guys get back to the usual format, sharing Adventure News on a broad array of topics that includes outdoor industry heavyweights taking on Facebook, an update on Pacific Ocean Rower Angela Madsen's progress, and an explorer who has now gone from Earth's orbit, to the lowest place on the planet. Later, we round things out with some gear reviews, during which Dave shares his thoughts on the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV 3 tent, while Kraig takes a look at the BioLite FirePit. As this is the final podcast for awhile, we want to thank everyone for tuning in and showing us some support. It has been greatly appreciated on every level. We hope to be back with new episodes in the near future, so hold on for more to come.

67 MIN1 w ago
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 111: The End of the Trail...For Now!

The Adventure Podcast Episode 110: An Interview with Adventure Racing Legend Mike Kloser

This week's guest is adventure racing legend Mike Kloser, who is one of the top adventure and endurance athletes of all time. Mike is a former mountain bike world champion and multi-time adventure racing world champ as well. Even though he is retired now, he still competes regularly in a number of events and even came back to take part in the new Eco-Challenge race that took place last fall. In the interview, Mike shares stories from throughout his career, tells us how he got started in adventure racing, and provides some insights on his friend Lance Armstrong too. We even discuss his latest venture, Out There Adventure Travel, which organizes cycling, mountain biking, and wellness trips to parts of Europe. This is just a small part of what we chat about, with a guy that both Dave and Kraig know very well. Before we jump into the interview, our intrepid co-hosts get us up to speed on the latest happenings from the world of mountaineering, where it looks like things have mostly come ...

120 MIN3 w ago
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 110: An Interview with Adventure Racing Legend Mike Kloser

The Adventure Podcast Episode 109: Climbing Everest and K2 without Oxygen with Carla Perez

This week on The Adventure Podcast we welcome mountaineer and mountain guide Carla Perez to the show. Carla is one of the top high-altitude alpinists at the moment, having summited both Everest and K2 in the same year in 2019. Additionally, she has also climbed both of those mountains without the use of supplemental oxygen, putting her in a rare group indeed. Last summer, she traveled to Pakistan to take on the second highest peak in the world, along with Alpenglow Expedition's Adrian Ballinger. Now, the team has released an amazing film about that expedition entitledBreathtaking—K2: The Worlds Most Dangerous Mountain. In our interview, Carla tells us how she got started in climbing, why she gave up a luctrative career in the petroleum industry, and what it is like to climb the two tallest mountains on the planet. It is a wide-ranging, fun, inspiring, and fascinating chat. Before we jump into that interview however, Dave and Kraig get things started with a bit of Adventure News. Th...

124 MINJUN 2
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 109: Climbing Everest and K2 without Oxygen with Carla Perez

The Adventure Podcast Episode 108: A Chat with Adventure Filmmakers Erik Nachtrieb and Vivian Smith

On this week's episode of The Adventure Podcast, Dave and Kraig welcome friends Erik Nachtrieb and Vivian Smith of 1iOpen Productions. Erik and Viv are adventure filmmakers, with their job taking them all over the world to shoot video footage and tell unique stories. We sit down for an interview with these two adventurers, who share stories from the road, what its like to live a globe trotting lifestyle, and how you can turn your dreams of adventure into a potential career. Check out Erik and Viv's work on their YouTube channel to get a better sense of what they do. Before getting to that interview, our intrepid hosts first bring us up to speed on the latest from the world of outdoor adventure and exploration. That begins with an update from the Himalaya, where the Everest North Side teams are still waiting for a summit window. The boys also take a look at a high profile ultra-race in Europe that was cancelled due to the coronavirus, and what that means for other big events still on...

118 MINMAY 26
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 108: A Chat with Adventure Filmmakers Erik Nachtrieb and Vivian Smith

The Adventure Podcast Episode 107: A Conversation with Explorer and Ultrarunner Ray Zahab

This week on The Adventure Podcast we're joined by ultrarunner, explorer, and entrepreneur Ray Zahab, who regales us with tales of his numerous adventures. Over the course of his career, Ray has run across the Sahara Desert (Yes! All of it!), as well as the Atacama, Gobi, and Namib Deserts too. His travels have taken him across Death Valley on foot, over remote Baffin Island i the Canadian Arctic, to the South Pole, and beyond. This has given Ray a unique outlook on the training, planning, preparation, and logistics that go into creating a big expedition. Oh, and along the way, he has even found time to found impossible2Possible, an organization that educates young people through the use of adventure. Before we get into our conversation with Ray, Dave and Kraig first take a look at the latest adventure news, including updates from Everest, an examination of the outlook of the summer climbing season in the Karakoram, and a team of adaptive adventure athletes who are attempting to tra...

131 MINMAY 19
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 107: A Conversation with Explorer and Ultrarunner Ray Zahab

The Adventure Podcast Episode 106: An Interview with the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

On this week's episode we welcome the ultramarathon man himself, Dean Karnazes to the show. Dean regales with stories from his illustrious running career, with includes discovering his love for the sport after running for 30+ miles on his 30th birthday. He also talks about competing in the Badwater Ultra, running across the Atacama Desert in South America, and provides a history lesson about the first ultramarathon from Greek history. Smart, funny, self-deprecating, and incredibly charming, it is easy to see how Dean helped bring ultrarunning more into the mainstream. We're lucky to have him as a guest. Before jumping into our interview, Dave and Kraig first share some Adventure News with an update on the current status of the climbing season on Everest, a story about an ocean rower who is training for 12-days straight in his garage, and a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in floating cars that took place 20 year ago. Later, as part of their weekly Gear Picks segment, Dave reviews the ...

102 MINMAY 12
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 106: An Interview with the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

The Adventure Podcast Episode 105: Talking Travel with Adventurer and Podcaster Kit Parks

This week on the podcast we welcome Kit Parks to the show. Kit is someone who discovered the joys of adventure travel at the age of 50 and has embraced it fully ever since. In the interview she talks about that experience, all the amazing places she's been, and more importantly, the great experiences and people she's met along the way. After falling in love with adventure travel, she has also launched two podcasts—Active Travel Adventures and the Adventure Travel Show—to share her passion with listeners. She's even gone so far as to put together a great primer for Adventure Podcast listeners on a variety of subjects, including how to train for adventure travel, how to save money both on and for travel, and an adventure travel guide. You can access and download that information for free here. Before Kit joins us on the show, Dave and Kraig have a rundown of the latest adventure news, with stories about China re-measuring the height of Everest once again, a man who is attempting to ...

122 MINMAY 5
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 105: Talking Travel with Adventurer and Podcaster Kit Parks

The Adventure Podcast Episode 104: An Interview with Ultrarunner and Adventure Athlete Grant Maughan

This week on The Adventure Podcast we're joined by our guest Grant Maughan. Grant is an ultrarunner and adventure athlete who didn't even take up running until he turned 47. Now, he's nearly ten years later, he has competed in some of the toughest races in the world, including the Badwater Ultra, the Marathon des Sables, the Iditarod Invitational, and many more. This inspiring athlete tells us how he took up the sport, what drives him forward, and what its like to climb Mt. Everest. Before chatting with Grant, Dave and Kraig first bring us the latest adventure news, including stories about 5G wireless service coming to Everest, a the first North American ski resort to reopen in the age of the coronavirus, and an impressive archaeological find in Norway. Later, they also share their weekly gear picks, with Dave offering his thoughts on the 686 Multi Gore-Tex Paclite jacket and Kraig reviewing the Goal Zero Yeti 500X portable power station. Show Notes: 4K Live webcam from Everest Norw...

126 MINAPR 28
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 104: An Interview with Ultrarunner and Adventure Athlete Grant Maughan

The Adventure Podcast Episode 103: An Interview with Adventure Athlete Rebecca Rusch

This week on The Adventure Podcast, we welcome adventure athlete Rebecca Rusch to the show. Rebecca has been one of the most outstanding and inspiring personalities in the adventure space for years, starting as a world-class adventure racer, before turning her attention solely to mountain biking. Since then, her career has only continued to impress as she has ridden her bike up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro, taken part in some of the biggest mountain bike races in the world, and proceed an Emmy-award winning documentary of her ride along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam called Blood Road, which you can watch for free here. In the interview, Rebecca tells us about her recent foray into the Iditarod Trail Challenge in Alaska, while also telling us about her nonprofit organization the Be Good Foundation and her Rusch Academy. This was our longest interview yet, but there was still so much we could have talked about. We hope you enjoy it. In our weekly Adventure News segment, Dave and Kraig ...

133 MINAPR 21
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 103: An Interview with Adventure Athlete Rebecca Rusch

The Adventure Podcast Episode 102: An Interview with Explorer and Adventurer Alice Morrison

On this week's episode of The Adventure Podcast, Dave and Kraig sit down fro an amazing chat with professional explorer and adventurer Alice Morrison. Alice talks to the guys about her adventures across Northern Africa, what its like to cross the Sahara Desert on foot, and run an ultramarathon around Mt. Everest in Nepal. She also shares advice on how to start a career as a full-time adventurer, while offering a few interesting stories about unexpected mishaps when speaking a foreign langue. Before jumping into the interview with Alice, the boys first take a look at the latest Adventure News, with stories about a virtual trek to Everest Base Camp, a wild virtual ultramarathon, and the funniest warranty claims that customers have requested from REI. Later, in our weekly gear segment, they both offer a few reviews. Kraig tested a pair of Silencr pants and the Burr jacket from Kühl, while Dave shares his excitement over a crowdfunded ebike that he had just ordered called the FLX Babym...

137 MINAPR 14
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 102: An Interview with Explorer and Adventurer Alice Morrison

Latest Episodes

The Adventure Podcast Episode 111: The End of the Trail...For Now!

After taking a week off to catch up on some work and take a much-needed break, Dave and Kraig are back this week. Unfortunately, they bring news of a change in schedules that will disrupt the podcast schedule in the short term, so the show opens with an announcement that The Adventure Podcast is going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Find out what that's all about in the intro. Later, the guys get back to the usual format, sharing Adventure News on a broad array of topics that includes outdoor industry heavyweights taking on Facebook, an update on Pacific Ocean Rower Angela Madsen's progress, and an explorer who has now gone from Earth's orbit, to the lowest place on the planet. Later, we round things out with some gear reviews, during which Dave shares his thoughts on the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV 3 tent, while Kraig takes a look at the BioLite FirePit. As this is the final podcast for awhile, we want to thank everyone for tuning in and showing us some support. It has been greatly appreciated on every level. We hope to be back with new episodes in the near future, so hold on for more to come.

67 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Adventure Podcast Episode 111: The End of the Trail...For Now!

The Adventure Podcast Episode 110: An Interview with Adventure Racing Legend Mike Kloser

This week's guest is adventure racing legend Mike Kloser, who is one of the top adventure and endurance athletes of all time. Mike is a former mountain bike world champion and multi-time adventure racing world champ as well. Even though he is retired now, he still competes regularly in a number of events and even came back to take part in the new Eco-Challenge race that took place last fall. In the interview, Mike shares stories from throughout his career, tells us how he got started in adventure racing, and provides some insights on his friend Lance Armstrong too. We even discuss his latest venture, Out There Adventure Travel, which organizes cycling, mountain biking, and wellness trips to parts of Europe. This is just a small part of what we chat about, with a guy that both Dave and Kraig know very well. Before we jump into the interview, our intrepid co-hosts get us up to speed on the latest happenings from the world of mountaineering, where it looks like things have mostly come ...

120 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Adventure Podcast Episode 110: An Interview with Adventure Racing Legend Mike Kloser

The Adventure Podcast Episode 109: Climbing Everest and K2 without Oxygen with Carla Perez

This week on The Adventure Podcast we welcome mountaineer and mountain guide Carla Perez to the show. Carla is one of the top high-altitude alpinists at the moment, having summited both Everest and K2 in the same year in 2019. Additionally, she has also climbed both of those mountains without the use of supplemental oxygen, putting her in a rare group indeed. Last summer, she traveled to Pakistan to take on the second highest peak in the world, along with Alpenglow Expedition's Adrian Ballinger. Now, the team has released an amazing film about that expedition entitledBreathtaking—K2: The Worlds Most Dangerous Mountain. In our interview, Carla tells us how she got started in climbing, why she gave up a luctrative career in the petroleum industry, and what it is like to climb the two tallest mountains on the planet. It is a wide-ranging, fun, inspiring, and fascinating chat. Before we jump into that interview however, Dave and Kraig get things started with a bit of Adventure News. Th...

124 MINJUN 2
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 109: Climbing Everest and K2 without Oxygen with Carla Perez

The Adventure Podcast Episode 108: A Chat with Adventure Filmmakers Erik Nachtrieb and Vivian Smith

On this week's episode of The Adventure Podcast, Dave and Kraig welcome friends Erik Nachtrieb and Vivian Smith of 1iOpen Productions. Erik and Viv are adventure filmmakers, with their job taking them all over the world to shoot video footage and tell unique stories. We sit down for an interview with these two adventurers, who share stories from the road, what its like to live a globe trotting lifestyle, and how you can turn your dreams of adventure into a potential career. Check out Erik and Viv's work on their YouTube channel to get a better sense of what they do. Before getting to that interview, our intrepid hosts first bring us up to speed on the latest from the world of outdoor adventure and exploration. That begins with an update from the Himalaya, where the Everest North Side teams are still waiting for a summit window. The boys also take a look at a high profile ultra-race in Europe that was cancelled due to the coronavirus, and what that means for other big events still on...

118 MINMAY 26
Comments
The Adventure Podcast Episode 108: A Chat with Adventure Filmmakers Erik Nachtrieb and Vivian Smith

The Adventure Podcast Episode 107: A Conversation with Explorer and Ultrarunner Ray Zahab

This week on The Adventure Podcast we're joined by ultrarunner, explorer, and entrepreneur Ray Zahab, who regales us with tales of his numerous adventures. Over the course of his career, Ray has run across the Sahara Desert (Yes! All of it!), as well as the Atacama, Gobi, and Namib Deserts too. His travels have taken him across Death Valley on foot, over remote Baffin Island i the Canadian Arctic, to the South Pole, and beyond. This has given Ray a unique outlook on the training, planning, preparation, and logistics that go into creating a big expedition. Oh, and along the way, he has even found time to found impossible2Possible, an organization that educates young people through the use of adventure. Before we get into our conversation with Ray, Dave and Kraig first take a look at the latest adventure news, including updates from Everest, an examination of the outlook of the summer climbing season in the Karakoram, and a team of adaptive adventure athletes who are attempting to tra...

131 MINMAY 19
Comments
The Adventure Podcast Episode 107: A Conversation with Explorer and Ultrarunner Ray Zahab

The Adventure Podcast Episode 106: An Interview with the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

On this week's episode we welcome the ultramarathon man himself, Dean Karnazes to the show. Dean regales with stories from his illustrious running career, with includes discovering his love for the sport after running for 30+ miles on his 30th birthday. He also talks about competing in the Badwater Ultra, running across the Atacama Desert in South America, and provides a history lesson about the first ultramarathon from Greek history. Smart, funny, self-deprecating, and incredibly charming, it is easy to see how Dean helped bring ultrarunning more into the mainstream. We're lucky to have him as a guest. Before jumping into our interview, Dave and Kraig first share some Adventure News with an update on the current status of the climbing season on Everest, a story about an ocean rower who is training for 12-days straight in his garage, and a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in floating cars that took place 20 year ago. Later, as part of their weekly Gear Picks segment, Dave reviews the ...

102 MINMAY 12
Comments
The Adventure Podcast Episode 106: An Interview with the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

The Adventure Podcast Episode 105: Talking Travel with Adventurer and Podcaster Kit Parks

This week on the podcast we welcome Kit Parks to the show. Kit is someone who discovered the joys of adventure travel at the age of 50 and has embraced it fully ever since. In the interview she talks about that experience, all the amazing places she's been, and more importantly, the great experiences and people she's met along the way. After falling in love with adventure travel, she has also launched two podcasts—Active Travel Adventures and the Adventure Travel Show—to share her passion with listeners. She's even gone so far as to put together a great primer for Adventure Podcast listeners on a variety of subjects, including how to train for adventure travel, how to save money both on and for travel, and an adventure travel guide. You can access and download that information for free here. Before Kit joins us on the show, Dave and Kraig have a rundown of the latest adventure news, with stories about China re-measuring the height of Everest once again, a man who is attempting to ...

122 MINMAY 5
Comments
The Adventure Podcast Episode 105: Talking Travel with Adventurer and Podcaster Kit Parks

The Adventure Podcast Episode 104: An Interview with Ultrarunner and Adventure Athlete Grant Maughan

This week on The Adventure Podcast we're joined by our guest Grant Maughan. Grant is an ultrarunner and adventure athlete who didn't even take up running until he turned 47. Now, he's nearly ten years later, he has competed in some of the toughest races in the world, including the Badwater Ultra, the Marathon des Sables, the Iditarod Invitational, and many more. This inspiring athlete tells us how he took up the sport, what drives him forward, and what its like to climb Mt. Everest. Before chatting with Grant, Dave and Kraig first bring us the latest adventure news, including stories about 5G wireless service coming to Everest, a the first North American ski resort to reopen in the age of the coronavirus, and an impressive archaeological find in Norway. Later, they also share their weekly gear picks, with Dave offering his thoughts on the 686 Multi Gore-Tex Paclite jacket and Kraig reviewing the Goal Zero Yeti 500X portable power station. Show Notes: 4K Live webcam from Everest Norw...

126 MINAPR 28
Comments
The Adventure Podcast Episode 104: An Interview with Ultrarunner and Adventure Athlete Grant Maughan

The Adventure Podcast Episode 103: An Interview with Adventure Athlete Rebecca Rusch

This week on The Adventure Podcast, we welcome adventure athlete Rebecca Rusch to the show. Rebecca has been one of the most outstanding and inspiring personalities in the adventure space for years, starting as a world-class adventure racer, before turning her attention solely to mountain biking. Since then, her career has only continued to impress as she has ridden her bike up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro, taken part in some of the biggest mountain bike races in the world, and proceed an Emmy-award winning documentary of her ride along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam called Blood Road, which you can watch for free here. In the interview, Rebecca tells us about her recent foray into the Iditarod Trail Challenge in Alaska, while also telling us about her nonprofit organization the Be Good Foundation and her Rusch Academy. This was our longest interview yet, but there was still so much we could have talked about. We hope you enjoy it. In our weekly Adventure News segment, Dave and Kraig ...

133 MINAPR 21
Comments
The Adventure Podcast Episode 103: An Interview with Adventure Athlete Rebecca Rusch

The Adventure Podcast Episode 102: An Interview with Explorer and Adventurer Alice Morrison

On this week's episode of The Adventure Podcast, Dave and Kraig sit down fro an amazing chat with professional explorer and adventurer Alice Morrison. Alice talks to the guys about her adventures across Northern Africa, what its like to cross the Sahara Desert on foot, and run an ultramarathon around Mt. Everest in Nepal. She also shares advice on how to start a career as a full-time adventurer, while offering a few interesting stories about unexpected mishaps when speaking a foreign langue. Before jumping into the interview with Alice, the boys first take a look at the latest Adventure News, with stories about a virtual trek to Everest Base Camp, a wild virtual ultramarathon, and the funniest warranty claims that customers have requested from REI. Later, in our weekly gear segment, they both offer a few reviews. Kraig tested a pair of Silencr pants and the Burr jacket from Kühl, while Dave shares his excitement over a crowdfunded ebike that he had just ordered called the FLX Babym...

137 MINAPR 14
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The Adventure Podcast Episode 102: An Interview with Explorer and Adventurer Alice Morrison
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