“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ― Cynthia Occelli Download Mid-life crisis, existential crisis, epic freakout…. whatever you want to call it, we’ve all had one or […]
An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make the world a better place.
Rather than prescription, these stories serve as lessons and inspiration. Past guests have won Olympic Gold (Kikkan Randall), are empowering survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault through therapy and mountain biking (Jeannine Anders), and make adaptive sports accessible to the backcountry (Vasu Sojitra).
This show is for those who prefer to define your own idea of success and break trail to get there.
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Listen now: Download Today, we talk about trail running with USATF Certified running coach, author, and speaker, Mike Ehredt about trail running, shoes, socks, and being pragmatic in competition. No shoe is made for all runners. We have to take things like running conditions, the terrain you’re running on and your own biomechanics to choose […]
Listen here: Download As I get older, I start to feel like a used car with a laundry list of faulty parts: “Ow, my knee, oops, my shoulder feels tight. Oy, my achilles tendon..” It is always something, and it often keeps us from doing what we want to do, and from getting better. Today we’ll talk […]
Listen here: Download Sometimes the tiniest most seemingly inconsequential piece of metal can be the difference between a slog in the mountains and a great day out in the woods. Years ago I was on a mountain bike ride with a group of friends in Mazama, Washington. About halfway into it, and perhaps the furthest […]
Listen here: Download When we set ourselves up for success in life, we succeed. Having the right tools at our disposal is so important. For example, I have been telemark skiing for about 10 years, when a few years ago, I decided I really missed alpine skiing. I made the switch back a bit reluctantly, […]
If the right gear makes or breaks the day, why do so many of us not give much thought to the AT ski bindings? I tried boots on for months, going into shops whenever I was out of town. I demoed skis. I researched, talked to people, and when I got the boots and skis lined […]
Skip the blah blah blah and listen now: Download Here’s the “blah blah blah:” For awhile, I’ve wanted more backcountry skiing in my life but I wasn’t sure how to go about doing that. I love the idea of getting away from the crowds in the resorts and finding peace in the snowy mountains, skinning […]
Introducing The Gear Show Podcast I had an idea of New Years to launch a podcast on outdoor gear. I had spent the better part of the holiday with visiting friends talking about gear – skis, boots, bindings, what’s in your backpack… Inevitably, the conversation always pivoted to discussion of gear, working and not […]