Ep. 1021: Sharing Your Adventure Knowledge - Jerome Rand
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
4d ago
Jerome joins us for his fourth interview on ASP! What’s also unique is that this is the third time we’ve interviewed Jerome in person. As you’ll hear, it’s a totally different type of conversation than a virtual interview. Today we’re talking about the importance of giving back on your adventure knowledge. All of us that adventure have an obligation to at least introduce and invite those around us to also get out there. Don’t make your adventure pursuits about you and only you. However, it’s totally fine to have solo adventures, but make sure you share that knowledge, experience, and life-chan ..read more
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Ep. 1020: Storm Chasing & Global Exploration - Revisited - George Kourounis
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
1w ago
Originally aired on September 18, 2015 Since a young boy, George Kourounis has been intrigued with Earth's forces of nature and the amazing weather patterns it throws at us. His adventurous life has landed him in the midde of tornadoes, deep inside caves 900 ft below ground, huricanes, forest fires and erupting volcanoes. George shares his passion for this way of life as the host of Angry Planet and has filmed various documentaries includng some for the National Geographic Channel, CNN and the BBC.  https://www.instagram.com/george_kourounis/ www.furiousearth.com/ www.cloud9tours.com Come ..read more
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Ep. 1019: Trekking Across the Namibian Desert - Gillian Millar
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
1w ago
When Gillian was facing devastating challenges in her life, her husband, Aaron (ASP alumni), suggested she do an epic adventure to help process the grief and loss. Gillian decided to join a group of women that were aiming to be the first all-women group to trek across the Namibian Desert. By Gillian’s own admission, this adventure was terrifying and she was not remotely capable of completing it when she committed to do it.  Through months of training, planning, and preparing, Gillian set out with 17 other women from 12 nationalities to trek across the Namibian Desert. They collectively ra ..read more
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Ep. 1019: Running Across the Namibian Desert - Gillian Millar
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
1w ago
When Gillian was facing devastating challenges in her life, her husband, Aaron (ASP alumni), suggested she do an epic adventure to help process the grief and loss. Gillian decided to join a group of women that were aiming to be the first all-women group to run across the Namibian Desert. By Gillian’s own admission, this adventure was terrifying and she was not remotely capable of completing it when she committed to do it.  Through months of training, planning, and preparing, Gillian set out with 17 other women from 12 nationalities to run across the Namibian Desert. They collectively rais ..read more
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Ep. 1018: Cave Diving Basics - Revisited - Joshua Shouse
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
2w ago
Originally aired January 4, 2018.  One of our own show listeners Josh Shouse is with us on this episode to fill us in on the mysterious world of underwater cave diving. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to toss a SCUBA tank on your back and explore the unknown under the surface, then sit back, relax and listen in as Josh fills the rest of us land lovers in on the world below. http://hobbyistexplorer.blogspot.com https://nsscds.org http://cave.org Our Sponsors: * Check out Shopify and use my code asp for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/ * Check out Tecovas and use my co ..read more
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Ep. 1017: Boating the Mekong River in Thailand - Alonzo Guess
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
2w ago
Dive into a riveting tale of adventure and self-discovery on this episode of Adventure Sports Podcast. Meet Alonzo, whose thirst for exploration was ignited early on by his father's sage advice and travel stories. From a few eye-opening international trips to a transformative semester in Thailand, Alonzo's passion for travel only grew stronger after graduation. But it wasn't until he embarked on an epic journey with two childhood friends that his wanderlust truly took flight. Saving up every penny, they ventured back to Thailand, determined to uncover its hidden treasures. Little did they know ..read more
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Ep. 1016: Paragliding off Volcanoes - Revisited - Adrian Garza
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by Mason Gravley
3w ago
Originally aired, February 18, 2019. When Adrian’s wife thought it would be a good idea to learn how to Paraglide, she probably didn’t foresee that in a relatively short amount of time, her husband would be summiting and flying solo off volcanoes near their home in Mexico City. Obviously, Adrian took to the sport quickly and it gave him a completely different view of his other favorite hobby, climbing. But with their recent family addition of a little girl and limited time off work, Adrian needed a way to summit mountains over 18,000 feet and return home in the same day. This led him to sleepi ..read more
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Ep. 1015: Appalachian Mountain Club President & CEO - Nicole Zussman
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
3w ago
When Nicole finished climbing to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, she knew something had changed about her. Soon after, she left her corporate career in search of a new trail and challenge, one that had never been done before. She found that path at Appalachian Mountain Club, a 150-year-old organization whose purpose is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors…and one that had never had a woman leader. You may know AMC through its world-class recreational network of professionally maintained trails and best-in-class outdoor program centers, lodges, cabins, camps, an ..read more
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Ep. 1014: How to Run 100 Miles - Revisited - "Toddzilla" Lewis
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
1M ago
Originally aired March 27, 2017 Whether you love to run or would never run, this show is inspiring and tons of fun. Todd Lewis takes us on a journey from nearly collapsing attempting a 5K run through years of falling in love with ultra-running and overcoming challenge after challenge to finally achieve his goal of completing a 100 mile race. This is the real deal, folks. Todd shares how you can overcome to achieve your dreams too. Thanks, Todd for a wonderful visit and for sharing your dreams with us! https://toddzillaruns.wordpress.com/ Our Sponsors: * Check out Shopify and use my code as ..read more
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Ep. 1013: Kayaking the Northwest Passage - West Hansen
The Adventure Sports Podcast
by Mason Gravley
1M ago
Today we’re hearing from Adventure Sports Podcast alumni, West Hanson. You may remember West from episode 581, when he kayaked the Amazon River from source to sea. This adventure is another world record: the first kayakers to complete the Northwest Passage in a single expedition. The 1,600-mile, 83-day (total of 105 days) paddle is the epitome of an epic adventure, making this episode an instant classic.  West’s account of the sub-freezing expedition is wonderful. You’re going to love this one! West is a 61-year-old social worker in the mental health field for several decades. At age 46 ..read more
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