The 19-year-old who cycled across America. Eleven years at sea on a 53 foot Ketch. Kayaking the Amazon River. An American footballer who climbed all Seven Summits, the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. 20,000 miles around the world… on foot.
It might not seem like it right now, but there is a whole world out there. A lot of us within the current circumstances have sadly become accustomed to the couch, or longingly looking out of the window to lands far away and paradises waiting to be found, and stories to be made. A lot of us are really ready to be unshackled, unleashed to test our own limits again. For those who are driven by those who dare to do. The Adventure Sports Podcast, for the uninitiated, is your Aladdin’s Cave.
“How many times is the term thrown around that ‘Anything Is Possible’?” begins the intro to an episode about a diabetes sufferer climbing the 50 U.S. Highpoints in 50 Days, “Every once in a while we get to meet people who are examples of that, who are actually doing that.”
The Adventure Sports Podcast is that cool splash of water you need across your face, down your spine first in the morning to wake you up, with the listener given access to in-depth interviews into the lives of adventure sports enthusiasts around the globe: adventurers, outfitters, guides, instructors, authors and many more who live their lives to the fullest. As of November 2020 there are currently around 700 episodes to explore.
Episodes have featured legendary freeskier Mark Abma, Darcy Gaechterm, the first woman to kayak the Amazon from source to sea, and Tommy Caldwell, the El Capitan conqueror who became the subject of a documentary Dawn Wall.
Escaping from the mundane might seem a way off, but with this injection of twice-weekly episodes, it can remain real, and closer than you think. Prepare to get motivated.
The Adventure Sports Podcast is alive and well, and can be downloaded through Apple Podcasts.