The Adventure Podcast Episode 101: How Do You Define ‘Clean’ Climbing?

April 7th, 2020

This week on The Adventure Podcast, co-hosts Dave Adlard and Kraig Becker discuss what it means for a climber to be "clean" and just where do you draw the line when it comes to using "performance enhancing drugs" in the mountains. Is bottled oxygen a PED? How about advancued gear? Before diving into that topic however, they also take a look at the latest Adventure News, with a Chinese team arriving on Everest and the end of a dubious 111-month long climate change record. Later, the boys take a look at some new gear, with Kraig reviewing the Lowa Alpine SL GTX mountaineering boots, while Dave shares his thoughts on the Wacaco Mini Presso NS camp coffeemaker.

Show Notes/Links:

The Quarantine Virtual Run 

Race Across America - Going virtual for 2020!

Alan Arnette Virtual Everest

Honeymooners Stranded in the Maldives

Gear Patrol Article on Mountaineering's Drug Problem

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 100: Our Favorite Podcast Moments Through 100 Shows

March 31st, 2020

On this week's Adventure Podcast we take a bit of a walk down memory lane, with Dave and Kraig sharing their favorite moments from the first 100 episodes of the show, including top guests, best interviews, interactions with listeners, and more. But first, the guys share a few adventure news stories, including some unique archaeological finds and a Nat Geo photographer returning to a world hit hard by the pandemic while he was away and off the grid. Later, we offer up our Gear Picks for the week, with Dave recommending a portable trash can for use at the campsite, while Kraig reviews the LifeFuels smart bottle. Yes, a smart bottle!

Show Notes and Links: 

The Quarantine virtual run — 1 mile, 5K, half- and full marathon

"You Are the Only Passenger" — Nat Geo Photographer Pete McBride returns to a world overrun by coronavirus

Gear Picks:

LifeFuels Smart Bottle 

Coghlan Deluxe Pop-Up Trash Can


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The Adventure Podcast: Episode 99 - Continuing Your Adventures in the Time of the Coronavirus

March 24th, 2020

On this week's show, Dave and Kraig discuss some ways that you can continue to get your adventure fix even as we all work our way through a very unsuual time for our planet. Even though the coronavirus has us all staying close to home, there are still some good ways to still live an adventurous life. Before jumping into that topic, the boys share some adventure news, including an update on Mt. Everest reopening to climbers (with a twist!), the winner of the 2020 Iditarod, and a paraplegic rower set to take on the Pacific Ocean. Later, we share our weekly Gear Picks, with Kriag reviewing a new set of special running shoes from New Balance, while Dave test drives a camping pillow from Klymit.

New Balance Boa Hierro Trail Running Shoes ($159.99)
Klymit Drift Camp Pillow ($39.99)

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 98: Trekking Across Papua New Guinea with James Campbell

March 17th, 2020

We're back after our brief hiatus to get everyone caught up on the latest news from the world of outdoro adventure, exploration and travel. With the coronavirus now ramping up quickly in the U.S., there is a lot for Dave and Kraig to get caught up on, along with the news that the Everest climbing season is cancalled, some last-minute winter expedition updates, and the 2020 Iditarod unfolding in Alaska. Later, the boys welcome James Campbell to the podcast to chat about his amazing expeditions across Papua New Guinea, trekking in the footsteps of American soldiers during WWII. Campbell even shares how listerns can join him on two upcoming treks later this summer as well. For reference, check out James's story for Outside magazine on this amazing experience.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 97: An Interview with Tamar Lowell of Access Culinary Travel

March 3rd, 2020

On this week's episode Dave and Kraig sit down with Tamar Lowell, the CEO of Access Culinary Trips to talk about food and travel, two things that go together very well. Access offers some fantastic culintary trips to some wonderful corners of the globe, putting their own spin on immersing us in the culture and history of a place. Before chatting with Tamar, the guys first get us up to speed on Adventure News, with updates on the winter climbing season, the impact of coronovirus on Nepal and Tibet, and the latest on the soap opera that is Colin O'Brady vs. National Geographic. Later, they also make their weekly Gear Picks, with Kraig taking a look at the new BioLite HeadLamp 200, while Dave recommends a pair of Nike Phenom Wild Run running tights.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 96: Gore-Tex Explained, Colin O’Brady vs. Nat Geo, and Much More!

February 25th, 2020

On this week's episode of The Adventure Podcast we dive deep into the various fabrics produced by Gore-Tex to ensure you're getting the right one for you and take a look at the current controversy that surrounds Colin O'Brady and a damning article released recently by National Geographic. But first, we catch up on Adventure News with the lastest from the Himalaya and the Karoram, as well as a story of a couple looking to row the Arctic Ocean and father-daughter running pair who took on the "777 Challenge." Later, Dave and Kraig make their weekly Gear Picks, with Dave sharing his thoughts on his national parks water bottle from Hydro Flask, while Kraig talks up the Houdini Power Air Houdi.

As usual, a big thanks to our sponsor Korkers, who we're working with to give away ten pairs of their Ice Cleats with the Boa Fit System. Just enter "ADVENTUREPODCAST" at checkout for your chance to wint a free pair!

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 95: An Interview with Korker’s CEO Brian Chaney

February 18th, 2020

On this week's episode of The Adventure Podcast we welcome Brian Chaney, the CEO of Korkers. Over the past couple of months, Korkers has helped sponsor the show and we are excited to have Brian on as guest. He talks with Kraig about a wide-range of topics, inclluding his background in the outdoor industry, his love of fly fishing, how the coronavirus is impacting the business, and his top travel adventures. As a reminder, Korkers is giving away ten free pairs of their ice cleats to podcast listners. Simply head over to, order a pair of the company's new ice cleats with the Boa fit system, and input the promo code "ADVENTUREPODCAST" at check out to be eligible to win. Good luck and thanks for listening!

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 94: What’s on Dave and Kraig’s Bucket Lists?

February 11th, 2020

On this week's show, Dave and Kraig share the top "bucket list" items that they want to complete before they "kick the bucket." As you might expect, that includes some very adventurous things, but not completely. There are a few items that just might surprise you. But before jumping into that list, they boys frist take a look at the latest Adventrue News, which includes major updates from the winter climbing teams, grim news from the Antarctica, and a novel way to stay in shape while dealing with coronavirus. Later, they also share this week's gear picks, with Kraig reviewing a pair of backpacks from a comopany called STNGR, while Dave offers some insights from the latest hiking shoe from adidas.

Don't forget, you can connect with the show on Facebook, Twitter or via email. And be sure to hit the "subscribe" button in your favorite podcast app.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 93: A Recap of the 2020 Winter Outdoor Retailer Gear Show

February 4th, 2020

Dave and Kraig are back from Winter Outdoor Retailer in Denver with plenty to share with listeners. The boys reveal their "Best of Show" award winners and other gear that caught their fancy, most of which will hit store shelves later this fall. Before that however, they get things started with Adventure News, sharing updates on the winter climbing scene in the Himalaya and Karakoram, a new altitude record set in a truck, and a major loss to the mountaineering community as a legend passes.

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Episode 92: 2020 Travel Trends and Destinations with Lee Thompson of Flash Pack

January 28th, 2020

This week we welcome Lee Thompson of Flash Pack back to the podcast to talk about emerging travel trends, the company's growth over the past few years, and hot new destinations for 2020. Before we jump into that interview however, Dave and Kraig catch listeners up on Adventure News with updates on the big winter climbing expeditions, an update on the ramifications of the fake rescue scam in Nepal, and a dog that has hiked all of Colorado's 14ers. As the boys get ready to head for Denver this week for the Outdoor Retailer convention, there are no gear picks to share. Stay tuned for plenty of gear news next week.

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