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

May 19th, 2020

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 travel from the lowest to the highest point on each continent. Later, the boys also review some new products, with Kraig taking a look at the updated Yeti Roadie 24 hard cooler, while Dave's daughter offers dad some thoughts on her Keen Targhee hiking shoes. Meanwhile, Dave follows up with some thoughts on the adidas Parlay hiking shoes as well. 

As always, thanks for listening. 

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