The Adventure Podcast Episode 76: Why We’re So Excited About the Return of Eco-Challenge

September 17th, 2019

On this week's episode of The Adventure Podcast, Dave and Kraig discuss the history of Eco-Challenge, it's place in the adventrue racing world, and why they are so excited that the race has returned after 17-year hiatus. First, they bring us up to date with the latest adventure news, including updates on expeditions heading to K2 this winter, a polar explroer who has come up with an unusual way to raise funds, and the unveiling of the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender. Finally, the boys share some thoughts on some gear they're using, including a new pair of shoes from Hoka One One and a handy strap for hanging things at the campsite.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 75: Adventure News and Gear Reviews

September 10th, 2019

We're back after a two-week layoff due to the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S. While we were away, lots of news broke acros the outdoor and adventure community with stories such as a major polar expedition to the North Pole, a transgender climber going for the Seven Summits, and the return of Kilian Jornet to Mt. Everest. We'll discuss these stories and a whole lot more, before wrapping things up with some gear news and reviews, including a new backpack from Pacsafe and adventure travel shirts from Black Diamond and Marmot

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 74: Gear, Adventure News, and a Post-Safari Debrief

August 27th, 2019

We're back on the air this week as Kraig returns from Africa and gives us a complete rundown on his safari and visit to Zanzibar (Yes, it's a real place!) But first, we run down some adventure news, including potential new regulations for climbing Everest and a pait of septegenarians who provide some great inspiraiton. Finally, the boys wrap things up with gear reviews with Kraig sharing accolades for the humble and handy Buff, while Dave humble-brags about his sweet new mountain bike from Specialized.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 73: Pre-Safari Adventure News and Gear Reviews

August 13th, 2019

As Kraig heads off to Africa for his long-anticipated safari, the boys get together one last time share the latest and adventure news and a few gear reviews. This week we revisit an Antarctic expedition controversy, ponder the possibility of Nims Purja making a winter ascent on K2, and catch up on some environmental news. Later, Dave shares an inexpensive kayak he bought at Walmart.com and Kraig takes a look at the new Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD portable USB battery pack.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 72: Talking Adventure Travel with Trish Sare of BikeHike Adventures

August 6th, 2019

This week our guest on The Adventure Podcast is Trish Sare from BikeHike Adventures. Trish tells us about her personal travels, how she got started in the travel industry, and how she launched her company more than 25 years ago. Before that however, Dave and Kraig share the latest adventure news, with updates from Gasherbrum II, a hoverboarder crossing the English Channel, and a 16-year old cliamte change activist who is sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, we wrap things up with this week's Gear Picks, with Kraig sharing his thoughts on a new pair of shoes from Lowa, while Dave recommends the new Pocket Blanket from Matador.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 71: An Interview with Rick Saez of the Outdoor Biz Podcast

July 30th, 2019

This week we welcome Rick Saez of The Outdoor Biz Podcast to the show to talk about breaking into the industry, some of his more interesting guests, and his favorite outdoor pursuits. First, we get an update on the climbing season on K2 and the Karakroam, share our thoughts on the final stages of the Tour de France, and learn about an expedition going in search of Amelia Earhart. Later, Dave shares his thoughts on a new backpack from Granite Gear, while Kraig reviews a pair of adventure pants from 686.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 70: Bikepacking Tips with Rick McCharles

July 23rd, 2019

This week we have our first returning guest to The Adventure Podcast as Rick McCharles of BestHike.com joins Dave and Kraig to talk about gear, backpacking, and his foray into bikepacking. The boys also share the latest adventure news with updates from the climbing season on K2, new speed records at the Badwater 135 ultramarathon, and some of Yosemite National Park's iconic places getting their famous names restored. The show wraps up with our weekly gear segement, as Dave, Rick, and Kraig all share new backpacks that they've been using on their adventures. 

Gear Mentioned in this Episode:

Surly Krampus bike
Eagle Creek National Geographic Utility Backpack 40L
HyperLite Mountain Gear 3400 Windrider
Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor

 

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The Adventure Podcast Kilimanjaro Announcement Special

July 19th, 2019

We're officially going to Africa in 2020 to climb Kilimanjaro. If you're interested in joining, this special episode will share the important details, including dates, pricing, the route, and more. Send questions to kraig@adventureblog.net!

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 69: Apollo 11 - The Greatest Adventure in Human History?

July 16th, 2019

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Dave and Kraig chat about this momentus event and whether or not it is the greatest adventure in the history of man. Before that, they share updates from the Karkoram climbing seaon, news about an ocean rower who spent 11 months at sea alone, and a 19-year old climber who free climbed a skyscraper in London. Later, they wrap up the show by sharing some new gear picks, with Kraig reviewing a rain jacket from Eddie Bauer, while Dave offers his wife's thoughts on ladies "innerware" from Branwyn.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 68: Adventure Badass Kilian Jornet

July 9th, 2019

On this week's episod we induct ultrarunner, ski mountaineer, alpinist, and all-around outstianding athlete Kilian Jornet into our pantheon of adventure badasses. Dave and Kraig breakdown the reasons why he is worthy of that lable, but first they share updates from the mountaineering season in Pakistan, updates from the Tour de France, and an epic polar journey undertaken by an Arctic fox. In our gear segement, Kraig shares his thoughts on two solar panels for keeping your tech charged in the otudoors, while Dave takes a look at a great sleeping bag for kids from Big Agnes.

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