The Adventure Podcast Episode 54: The National Geographic 2019 Adventurers of the Year

March 12th, 2019

National Geographic has announced its 2019 Adventurers of the Year, and this week we take a look at who earned that honor. But before revealing those men and women we get an update on the missing climbers on Nanga Parbat, a new route on Everest, and a dog who is a better mountaineer that you and me. Of course, we also wrap up the episode with a look at some new gear, including an camping cook pot that is 30% faster at heating up, saving you 30% of your fuel, as well as the perfect backpack for adventure racing.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 53: The Sea-to-Sea Adventure Race in Florida

March 5th, 2019

Dave's back this week to give us a complete report on his experience at the Sea to Sea Adventure Race in Florida, which took place this past weekend. He gives us the rundown on what it was like to compete in this three day, 300 mile event, which he calls just another "bad idea." Luckily for us, he survived and returned to give us the lowdown on this fantastic event.

Before jumping into his race report we start the show off with some sad news from the winter mountaineering expeditions that we've been following, as well as an update on the ongoing Nepali insurance scam scandal. We'll also check in with the Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska and more sobering news from the Antarctic. 

We wrap up the show with our gear segment, this time sharing our picks for the best tents to use heading into the spring/summer camping and backpacking season. There are a lot of good options out there and the guys think now is a good time to go shopping. 

Thanks for listening! 

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 52: An interview with professional explorer Milo Pierwola

February 26th, 2019

This week Kraig's flying solo, so he takes a quick look at adventure news stories, including more on the ongoing travel scandal in Nepal, a new expedition in remote Russia, and 'Free Solo's' big win at the Oscars. After that, he interviews professional explorer Milo Pierwola on how he got started on a life of adventurer and how he makes a living doing so.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 51: Outdoor Gear, Sustainability, and Waste

February 19th, 2019

On this weeks show we take a look at what Dave and Kraig are doing on a personal level when it comes to keeping gear out of the landfill, as well as how the outdoor industury as a whole is working to make the gear we use much more eco-friendly. In the news, we take a look at new climbing regulations for Everest, the search for Shackleton's missing ship, and a new record most feet climbed in a 24 hour period. We then wrap things up with gear reviews on a new pair of wireless earbuds from Skullcandy and running shoes from Saucony.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 50: Adventure Badass Roald Amundsen

February 12th, 2019

On this week's episode we share the story of another adventure badass, this time turning a spotlight on Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen. But first, we talk adventure news with updates from K2, a new long-distance biking route across the U.S., and a 52-day Antarctic expedition that just wrapped up. Later, Dave and Kraig talk about some of the other gear they saw at Winter Outdoor Retailer that was impressive, but didn't earn a coveted gear Adventure Podcast award. If you like the show, give us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify Thanks so much for listening!

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 49: The Best New Gear From Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019

February 5th, 2019

The boys are back from Denver, where they saw more gear than is healthy for any outdoor enthusiast to endure over the course of three days. But, they risked life and limb to discover the best new products that you'll want to add to your gear shed moving forward, including a groundbreaking new fabric from The North Face, a GPS-powered personal compass from a company called LynQ, and the most eco-friendly footwear ever created by SOLE and United By Blue. Before diving into those products however, we have the latest in adventure news too, including an update on the winter climbing expeditions and a legend announcing her retirement.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 48: Weird Firsts and Wacky Stunts on Everest

January 29th, 2019

We're on the eve of Outdoor Retailer, with Kraig and Dave heading to Denver this week. But before they go, they share the latest adventure news, including China cutting the number of permits for Everest in 2019, a diabled rower crossing the Atlantic Ocean solo, and terrible environmental news. From there, its on to stories of the strange, unique, and inspiring from Everest's past, before wrapping up with weekly gear picks.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 47: Adventure and Expedition History - The International Trans-Antarctic Expedition

January 22nd, 2019

In the latest episode of the Adventure Podcast we take a look at one of the great expeditions in history with the 1989-1990 International Trans-Anatarctic Expedition. The six-person team spent seven months traveling across Antarctica by dogsled in the heart of the Antarctic winter. But before we dig into that topic we get caught up on adventure news, including the latest from K2, an update on a massive expedition through China, and an ultra-mom who puts all of us guys to shame. As usual, we wrap things up with our Gear Picks, which include a new daypack from Gregory and an update on a new set of snowshoes and mountaineering boots.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 46: An Interview with Pro Snowboarder and Gear Designer Freddy Ansara

January 15th, 2019

On this week's episode we welcome pro snowboarder and owner of FA Designs Freddy Ansara to the podcast. He talks about how he got started snowboarding, his interest in designing outdoor gear, the direction that industry is heading, and much more. But first, we jump into the latest adventure news with news of an amazing long-distance paddle set to take place this summer. Of course, we wrap things up with some new gear products, including the a Pelican Vault case and new hiking shoes from Hoka One One.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 45: Colin O’Brady, Lou Rudd, and the “Rules” of Adventure

January 8th, 2019

We're back from our extended holiday break and ready to jump back into the world of outdoor adventure and exploration. Dave and Kraig start off the show by catching up on adventure news before jumping into the controversy surrounding Colin O'Brady and Lou Rudd's recent Antarctic traverses. We'll talk about the "rules" of exploration and adventure and why these two men may not have set the mark that everyone thought they did. Then, we'll wrap up the show with our gear segment, with Dave sharing his thoughts on his favorite shell jacket and Kraig breaking news about a groundbreaking new fabric from North Face called Futurelight.

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