Adventure Sports Podcast

Adventure Sports Podcast

United States

Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from outfitters, guides, instructors, authors and many more who live their lives to the fullest. Not only will you enjoy shows about your favorite adventure sports, but you'll also discover activities you may decide to try as well. Come learn about amazing people and how their organizations provide incredible benefits to society.


Ep. 213: Crossing the Darien Gap on a Motorcycle - JD Smith  

If you know what the Darien Gap is, you know that most travelers opt to go around it by boat or over it by plane. Today’s guest, JD Smith, decided to go through the 99 mile long jungle by motorcycle instead. Needless to say, this is not your ordinary two-wheeled adventure.


Ep. 212: Mountain Biking 101! What YOU Need to Know - Curt Linville  

Everything you need to know about how to get started and advance in the wonderful sport of mountain biking! Listen in as Curt takes us on a journey, not only on how to be a better biker, but also a journey through a day at the NICA Colorado State High School Championship races. What a blast!

If you want to try mountain biking, this show is for YOU!

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Ep. 211: 2015 U.K. Adventurer of the Year - Emma Timmis  

Emma Timmis is always on the move following her adventure dreams around the world. She won the United Kingdom's 2015 Adventurer of the Year for her 89-day, 2500 mile run across Africa from the Atlantic ocean east to the Indian ocean. She's on the show to tell about this and a few of her other adventures.

Twitter: @runemma





Ep. 210: Backpacking and Mountaineering with City Kids - Randy Luskey  

Founder of City Kids Wilderness Project, Randy Luskey, joins us today to talk about backpacking, mountaineering, and especially about the value of nature and adventure sports for kids. Randy founded City Kids in 1996. City Kids focuses on long-term youth engagement and experiential education. In short, they work with kids academically and in nature to teach goal setting and how to overcome challenges. What happens when kids connect with nature? Magic. Magic happens.

Ep. 209: Going Blind at the Summit of Everest - Brian Dickinson  

Imagine the Hurculean effort it takes to summit 29,035' Mt Everest. Now imagine reaching the summit and enjoying the fruits of your accomplishment only to realize your vision is fading rapidly with no one around to help you get back down. Brian Dickinson is on the show to tell us about his Blind Descent.

The Book: Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mt. Everest






Ep. 208: Trad Rock Climbing and Caring for Nature - Mike Melanson  

This is one of the best shows we have done on sport rock climbing. Mike Melanson joins us today to provide a fantastic introduction to technical climbing as well as to share with us about his exciting company, On Sight Public Affairs, that works to connect people with nature and to protect the environment. Mike explains how - as exciting as trad climbing is - it can also be a very safe and fulfilling adventure sport. Wanna climb? Check this show out!

Ep. 207: Races to Place - Lyndon Poskitt  

Lyndon Poskitt is an accomplished motorcycle racer and mechanical engineer from North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He had an incident during one of his races that landed him in the hospital just long enough to contemplate how he was spending his time in life. This started Lyndon on his 2 1/2 journey called Races to Places where he rides his modified KTM 690 Rally around the world entering it into local rally races. I caught up with Lyndon in El Paso, TX as he prepares to continue on the next leg of R2P down into South America to compete in the 2017 Dakar Rally in January. 


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Ep. 206: Health and Fitness for Adventure Sports - Dr. Zack Alme  

Adventure Sports are more fun when we are healthy. Dr. Zack Alme is an adventure sports enthusiast who enjoys mountain biking, skiing, fishing among others. But more than that, he knows how to achieve and maintain the health and fitness these great sports demand. Zack Joins us today to share tons of great information about fitness, health, healing, diet, supplements, and even overcoming cancer. No, this is not a dry "we ought to eat right and exercise" show. This is the real deal. If you want a boost in your performance or even just a boost off the couch, this show is for you!

Ep. 205: 25 Useful Camping Hacks  

I wanted to do a quick & fun episode about some good camping hacks. Listen in and see if there are some you'd like to try! Leave us some feedback in the comments section and let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have some hacks to add.

Ep. 204: Ultra Marathons and Whole Nutrition for Adventurers - Warren Pole  

Warren Pole joins ASP today to talk ultra-marathons, how to get in shape for the big adventures, and about the value of fueling your body with real and whole foods. This show has great tips for motivating all of us to be more active, learn to be fully present, and to eat the kinds of foods that really work. Warren also shares with us a couple of great food products for adventure!

Listen in to find out how to save big on 33shake products!

Ep. 203: Outdoor Innovation Series Part 2 - Luci and Good to Go Foods  

Part 2 of our Outdoor Innovation Series has us talking with John Salzinger with Mpowerd. They are the inventors behind the solar powered, inflatable Luci light. We also speak with Jennifer Scism & David Koorits from Good to Go Meals. Jennifer brings her Iron Chef worthy culinary skills to the outdoor world. Listen in to learn about both of these cool products.



Good to Go Foods





Ep. 202: Sailing Around the World Part Time - Linus Wilson  

Dr Linus Wilson did the math, worked out the formulas, hacked the maps and found a way to sail around the world without quitting his day job.  What's cool is that you can too!  Listen in as Linus shares the adventure of sailing from New Orleans to Cuba, across to Panama, and down to Ecuador!  Leg one of his journey around the planet sounds like a blast!  And he wrote a book about how you too can make your cruising dreams a reality, How to Sail Around the World Part Time.

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Thanks, Linus!

Ep. 201: Outdoor Innovation Series Part 1 - Xensr & Tentsile  

On this first episode of the Innovative Outdoor Products Series, Travis talks with Xensr Director of Marketing Casey Hauser about the Xensr Air 3D GPS unit. This little device captures much more than your coordinates! In the second half, Tentsile Founder  Alex Shirley-Smith jumps on to tell us all about the Tentsile line of tree tents. These awesome tents string between three trees to provide the best of hammocks and traditional tents. Join us to learn more!


Ep. 200: SCUBA and Adventure Travel - Scott Taylor  

Join us as we celebrate our 200th episode with Scott Taylor!  Are you curious about SCUBA diving? 2/3 of our world is water. Why only explore 1/3 of it? Scott Taylor provides a wonderful introduction to the wonderful world of SCUBA, adventure travel and the joys of SCUBA for adaptive adventurers! Thanks, Scott for a wonderful show!

Ep. 199: The Adventure of Flight - Chris Palmer  

Chris Palmer is an aviator and aviation podcaster. He's even managed to do what he loves with his business helping to train pilots. Listen in as Chris shares hi experiences from his love of flight. Don't forget to click on the video link below to see his scariest takeoff ever too! If you're into aviation, check out his show AviatorCast.

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Ep. 198: Ultimate Triathlon & World Adventure - Luke Tyburski  

Luke returns to the Adventure Sports Podcast to encourage us all to get out there and make some memories by chasing our dreams.  And one dream he chased really big.  The Ultimate Triathlon from Morroco to Monaco: 2000 km in only 12 days of swimming, biking, and running.  Sounds cool, huh?!  But there is more.  Luke is launching a movie detailing the adventure! Listen in to find out how you can see this amazing feat.


Ep. 197: Holy Cross Wilderness Thru Hike - Curt Linville  

Travis interviews co-host Curt about his 9 day thru-hike of the Holy Cross Wilderness area near Vail, CO with two of his boys. Listen in and learn about this beautiful area of Colorado. See some of his photos on Instagram while you listen too!


Ep. 196: Trekking in Europe & the Value of Adventure with Bret Rhinesmith  

When it comes to Adventure Sports, Bret really does it all.  Mountaineering, backpacking, kayaking, adventure travel and more!  Today Bret recounts how he and his wife Bonnie reconnected and grew even closer as they trekked together in Europe.  The value of adventure sports goes well beyond just the adventure itself!  Thanks, Bret!

Ep. 195: Canadian Coastline on a Couchbike - Brent Curry  

Adventures don’t always have to involve scrambling to oxygen depleted peaks or leaping from perfectly good airplanes. You could always have your adventure on your leather love seat which is mounted to a custom bicycle chassis. Brent Curry and his buddy Eivind did just that. Once their couchbike creation was complete in 2002, they set off on their comfortable pedaling tour of eastern Canada’s coastline.


Ep. 194: Mountaineering & Travel - Life-Changing Adventures with Tom Smith  

Tom Smith is the Executive Director of Summit Adventure. Want some life-changing adventures and college credit to boot? Summit might be for you. Listen in as Tom tells of stories of impactful travel, cultural immersion, mountaineering, and more. Tom is an avid tele skier, climber, and mountain biker who has made his passion for adventure sports into a career helping others with life-changing experiences—and it is not just for college students. Check it out!

Book: Hold Mine Hand

About Summit Adventure:

Participants throughout the years have told us that their experiences have been truly transformational, whether domestically in Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Death Valley or internationally in Ecuador, Mexico and Israel. Summit Adventure works with a wide range of groups, including youth (age 12+), college students, parents, adults and individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Although every course is different, typical course components include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, rappelling, orienteering, trekking, cultural immersion and service.



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