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January 22, 2022  

Jamie Ramsay | Adventuring For Fulfilment and Lessons Learned | Ep.118

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This episode's guest is Jamie Ramsay. We delve into an inspiring episode discussing why Jamie adventures, his biggest lessons learned, tales of adventure, and more!

https://www.instagram.com/jamieisadventuring/ 

https://www.youtube.com/c/Jamieisadventuring 

 

In addition, this episode is also supported by the brilliant Sidetracked Magazine. Check them out here: https://www.sidetracked.com/ 

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January 7, 2022  

Nick Morris | Trekking Through Nepal, Knoydart, and More | Ep.117

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This episode's guest is the brilliant Nick Morris. Such a pleasure to speak with him and talk about climbing, motivations, inverse clouds, Nepal, Knoydart, and more! 

Check him out here:

https://www.nicksoutdooradventures.com/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpA8eaEWBXA&feature=youtu.be 

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December 24, 2021  

Lee Gallacher | Walk For Your Wellbeing | Ep.116

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This episode's guest is the brilliant Lee Gallacher from the Wellbeing Wanders podcast (https://www.instagram.com/wellbeing_wanders/

We have an inspiring chat about his adventure experience and stories. I hope you enjoy! 

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December 14, 2021  

Mark Valentine | From PTSD to International Mountain Leader | Ep.115

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I am proud to say that this episode is sponsored by the brilliant and stylish VALLON Eyewear, check out their website and items here for a 15% discount using code BTMPOD15 : https://vallon.store/ 

This episode's guest is Mark Valentine. Such a pleasure to sit with Mark and discuss mental health, PTSD, the outdoors, and being an Ejection Technician... you've got to listen to find out. That, or have a look at his film here: https://filmuphigh.com/the-white-fox-charlie-leeds/ 

Or have an adventure with Mark: https://www.yourmountainadventure.com/ 

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November 26, 2021  

Aaron Rolph | Adventure, Mountains, and the Haute Route Non-Stop | Ep.114

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This episode is also supported by the brilliant Sidetracked Magazine, producing beautiful imagery and inspiring tales of adventure. Check them out here: https://www.sidetracked.com/ 

This episode's guest is Aaron Rolph, founder of the British Adventure Collective. We chat about all things mountains, adventure by land and sea, the UK and the wider globe of travel. I hope you enjoy it! 

https://www.britishadventurecollective.com/ 

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November 12, 2021  

Ep.113 - Jason Hardrath | 100 Mountains in 50 Days

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This episode's guest is Jason Hardrath. Jason is well known for having 100 Fastest Known Times. For his 100th FKT, he ran 100 of the highest mountains in Washington (known as the Bulgers) in 50 days. 

In this episode, we explore that adventure, dig into his mindset, and listen to many tales. You'll laugh and be inspired, what more could you want? 

Follow Jason here, and keep an eye our for his film upcoming in February on his Bulgers FKT: 

https://www.jasonhardrath.com/ 

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November 5, 2021  

Ep.112 - Adventure Base | Humbled by the Mountains

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This episode we're joined by Charlie and Olly who together run Adventure Base, a company founded by Kenton Cool!

Such an awesome chat and privileged to have them both come on the show to talk about their own adventures, background, and stories!

You HAVE to check out the Adventure Base Instagram too, just full of stunning photos and videos of the mountains and alps! 

https://www.instagram.com/adventurebase/ 

https://adventurebase.com/ 

and hey, if you do book anything make sure you let them know you came from the podcast!

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October 15, 2021  

Ep.111 - Jay Worthy | Living Adventurously

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Jay is the host of 28 Summers and someone who 'lives adventurously'. What does this mean? Well, we'll dive into it within the podcast and the inspiring, stop-dead-in-your-tracks moment and reason behind it. But, it essentially means taking the joy and the lessons of adventure through micro-adventures over a weekend or before work all the way to larger expeditions across the water and up mountains. 

Having Jay on was a true pleasure and it was so fun chatting with him. I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did, and I hope more so that you take a listen to the 28 Summers podcast if you haven't already!

Jay's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1dayadventurer/ 

28 Summers: https://linktr.ee/Jayworthy 

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October 1, 2021  

Ep.110 - Kevin Merrey | Behind The Scenes Of Adventure

Kevin Merrey is the producer and founder of SkyRise Productions, a brilliant production company chucking out some of the best adventure content! 

In this episode, joining me from the back of his van in a layby in the South East of England before heading out on a cycle, we talk Through Kevin's own adventures, the projects he's been working on, and some of his own tales and hurdles when filming behind the scenes of adventure!

Check out Kevin's website, and do yourself a favour and follow him on Instagram - his most recent trip was stunning and I was so glad to be able to follow along via Instagram! 

- https://www.skyriseproductions.co.uk/ 

- https://www.instagram.com/skyrise_productions/ 

This episode is also supported by the wonderful Sidetracked Magazine. Sidetracked is one of the greatest adventure publications blending beautiful imagery with captivating storytelling. Have a look at their magazine, weekly newsletter, and Creators Tour here: https://www.sidetracked.com/ 

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September 30, 2021  

Ep.109 - Jungles and Adventure with Laura Bingham

Sitting with Laura Bingham was one of the most fun sessions I've had; my cheeks hurt by the end of it! 

This is the second of 2 late episodes from recording earlier in the year, with the newly recorded episodes coming on Friday. 

You must check out Laura's stuff, on her website and Instagram!

https://www.laurabingham.org/ 

https://www.instagram.com/laurabingham93/ 

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September 15, 2021  

Ep.108 - Leading Expeditions with James Dyer

Well, my apologies for the extremely long, unplanned hiatus. The same day I announced my Denali plans, something came up which has resulted in my becoming - happily - a full-time single Father 7 days a week. The issue is still ongoing but we're back, baby! 

The next two episodes were recorded a long time ago and I never got round to releasing them in June (sorry to James and Laura!) but here they are, with new episodes coming fortnightly from October! 

James Dyer is this week's guest, and he is an incredibly accomplished man! Hear us discuss everything from the jungle, to the arctic, to leadership. You can follow along with his adventures at: https://www.james-dyer.org/adventures/ 

 

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June 19, 2021  

Ep.107 - Endurance, Mindset, and Chasing The Unpredictable with Sunny Stroeer

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This episode is supported by Sidetracked Magazine; bringing beautiful imagery and tales of adventure. Check out their magazine and even sign up to their free newsletter here: https://www.sidetracked.com/ 

Sunny Stroeer is a brilliant mountain endurance runner with achievements spread across winning tough ultra-marathons, setting fastest known times, and a newly found backcountry skiier. Having recently completed the Iditarod under her belt, and with future goals like a South Pole mission in the works, we take a dive into Sunny's mindset and view on acceptable risk, while also discussing the beautiful routes and landscape she has travelled through in her time as an adventurer. 

From discussing finding new adventures without increasing objective danger, experiencing burnout to why Sunny adventures and how she dipped her toe in for the first time, this is another must-listen episode!

You can follow along with Sunny's adventures on Instagram and on her website too: 

http://www.sunnystroeer.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/sstroeer/ 

 

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June 11, 2021  

Ep.106 - Breaking Fastest Known Times with Tyler Andrews

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Tyler Andrews is an incredible endurance athlete. Rotating his time between Flagstaff, Arizona and Quito, Ecuador, Tyler is pushing the realms of road and mountain endurance running. Having just got back from Ecuador and achieved 4 Fastest Known Times towards his goal of ten on some big mountains, we got talking for a while and it was an absolute pleasure.

The episode discusses endurance running in the mountains, breaking Fastest Known Times, how Tyler adjusts to altitude, lighting the fire inside of you, knowing and understanding your 'Why's', and so much more! 

You can follow along with Tyler's adventures via his Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tylercandrews/ 

Chaski Endurance: https://www.instagram.com/chaski.endurance/ 

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June 7, 2021  

Ep.105 - Ignore Your Fear and Do That Adventure with Fiona Quinn

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Fiona Quinn is most notably known for setting a world first and Stand-Up Paddleboarding from Lands End to John O'Groats - including crossing the Irish Sea and narrowly avoiding the third-largest whirlpool in the world. 

Still not impressed? Fiona is also afraid of the sea and open water, which makes this incredible feat that much more impressive. 

It was a pleasure to have Fiona on for a quick talk about her background, achievements, mindset, and what's next!

You can catch her on her website, purchase her book "Ignore The Fear", and follow her on Instagram to keep up to date with her adventures:

https://fionalquinn.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/fionalquinn/ 

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May 29, 2021  

Ep.104 - Exploring Mountains and Mindset with Jenny Tough

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Jenny Tough is an incredible and highly-respected member of the outdoors community. From exploring 3rd world cultures as a child, to cycling from Calgary to the Yukon, to running across a mountain range on every continent, we explore and discuss new questions and topics. 

The episode covers Jenny's early experiences and exposure to adventure, processing and managing adversity, the pull of solo expeditions and the discipline it gives you, finding the rewards from hard-pressed Type 2 moments, perusing maps, and so much more!

Jenny Tough

Jennywas a brilliant guest on the show and it came out as one of my favourite episodes to date.

If you don't already, then you must follow Jenny and her adventures on Instagram, which you can find here: @JennyTough

Jenny also has a YouTube channel and although she confesses to not updating it as much, here it is.

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May 21, 2021  

Ep.103 - Taking The Path Less Travelled with Matthew Robertson

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Matthew Robertson is the founder of Momentum Media: specialists in the creation of captivating outdoor content in remarkable locations. But, the origins of that company really capture the attention: bespoke adventures and expeditions which exist to give people life-changing moments in the outdoors. Matthew Robertson himself is even more than that though. His depth of passion that he has for remote and wild places is incredibly inspiring and contagious!  

Diving into his insightful experiences with adventure, the episodes discusses his childhood full of adventure and the outdoors, taking the path less travelled, exploring the most incredible hidden gems in Iceland, the importance of the outdoors, the elusive 'happiness', and more! 

Matthew Robertson

Having Matthew on the show was a complete pleasure, and I hope you enjoy it too.

Be sure to take a look at and follow the Instagram page to keep up with the adventures, and enjoy the travel content!

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May 14, 2021  

Ep.102 - Talking Scandinavia and Resilience with Anna Blackwell

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Anna Blackwell is an adventurer with a special place in her heart for the north of Scandinavia. With multiple trekking and hiking trips to the region under her belt plus more - such as kayaking across Europe from London to the Black Sea - Anna has a huge adventure CV, which we dive into in more depth within the interview. 

The episode discusses the pull of adventure, kayaking across Europe, getting on with your travel partner, her love for Scandinavia, lessons learned from adventuring solo in nature, adventure vs. escapism, resilience, and so much more. 

Most recently, Anna has just released her short film 'Refuge'. It is a beautifully shot film captured during her most recent trip to Sweden accompanied by some heart-warming words on wild places. You can watch this at the bottom of the blog

Anna Blackwell

Be sure to follow Anna's adventures on her Instagram (@annablackwell) and on her website too.

You can also watch her stunning film on the full blog page. 

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May 7, 2021  

Ep.101 - Ray Blakney Gives the Most Insightful View on Culture, Travel, and Languages

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Growing up as a 3rd culture child, Ray Blakney is a nomadic entrepreneur who has travelled to over 50 countries and speaks four languages. Having lived 75% of his life so far as an expat, he has a unique and insightful view on travel, culture, and languages - he's even set up his own language-learning company called LiveLingua where you can get online tutoring for your language of choice. 

In the episode, we discuss growing up as a 3rd culture child (and what that means!), the importance of small things in culture, being more comfortable in foreign countries, volunteering in the Peace Corps, adventure camping on the Great Wall of China, why Morocco is so special, the Inca Trail and watching clouds flow like rivers, an insightful look on the benefits of second languages, and more! 

Ray Blakney

All of the above, we discuss in the first 15 minutes. The chat with Ray was truly inspiring, fascinating, and in all honesty just felt like having a good chat and catch up at a bar with him. To hear more of his stories, his views, and gain some motivation, click the link below to listen on your platform.

Interested in learning a language, or want to strengthen one you already know? Ray founded Live Lingua, an online teaching platform for so many languages. Check it out here.

Are you a podcaster or want to feature on a podcast? You can also check out his website Podcast Hawk, which has a discounted offer if signing up this year.

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April 30, 2021  

Ep.100 - 5 Must-Do Adventures on Kauai, Hawaii

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For Episode 100 we take a dive into 5 must-do adventures on Kauai, Hawaii. Naturally, who else to bring on for this momentous occasion than Dustin himself from That Adventure Life.

The episode covers what Dustin decides are 5 Must-Do Adventures for the island, including trails, rivers, and the sea!

 

The Fantastic Five

 

For more information from the experts themselves, click below for their links:

 

 

 

That Adventure Life

 

Dustin and Vy are a couple based in California. They love adventure and exploring, and if you do too then absolutely check out their blog here. Look for the magnifying search button on the right side and just search for a location!

 

Plus, they know their stuff, and if 5 adventures weren’t enough for you then why not have 10 by clicking here.

 

 

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April 23, 2021  

Ep.99 - Exploring Wild Places and Indigenous Culture with Hayley Gendron

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Hayley Gendron is a multi-disciplined and quietly adventurous character who advocates for indigenous and environmental rights. Without making a song and dance about it all, her experience sees her in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian rainforest working with animals, travelling and adventuring from Patagonia to Canada, and mountaineering and rock climbing all while learning her native language Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and promoting indigenous rights. When she's not doing this? You can probably find her paddling in the bay around Vancouver or hiking a nearby mountain.  

The episode talks about the influence of adventure, purest canoe expeditions (is portaging necessary?), type 2 fun, wearing a hockey helmet for rock climbing, falling in love with landscapes, the Yosemite Of The Sea, indigenous rights and its relation to environmental protection, lessons learned from native languages, an adventure-gone-wrong in Patagonia, and more! 

Hayley Gendron

Hayley was a fantastic guest on the show and I hope you enjoy her thoughts, experience, and mindset on adventure and culture.

If you haven't already, you should absolutely go and check out her Instagram, where you can keep up to date. Her tag is @hayoui

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April 16, 2021  

Ep.98 - A Life of Alaskan Adventure with Luc Mehl

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Luc Mehl is a lover of Alaskan wilderness and nature, with an incredible ‘adventure CV’ under his belt. Born, raised, and residing in Alaska, he has traversed the three highest mountains in North America, headed out to remote and wild regions of Alaska, and completed extreme, multi-day endurance events. For education and vacation, he has also traveled and explored places like Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Nepal. All of this while expanding his self-powered method to include hiking, biking, ice-skating, pack rafting, and skiing.

In the episode, we discuss traversing the three biggest mountains in North America, discovering – and staying well away from – the line of acceptable risk, adventures in Alaska and the Alaskan Wilderness Classics, experiencing ‘gifts’ of nature, ‘good fear’ and ‘bad fear’, the 60% rule, and so much more such as mindset and even mental health in the outdoors. 

Luc Mehl

Luc Mehl is an incredibly accomplished outdoorsman and adventurer. With such a huge ‘adventure CV’ even just for Alaska, it was a complete pleasure to have him on the show.

With the background he has, it’s no wonder that he has gone on to write his first book: The Packrafting Handbook; the definitive instructional resource for packrafting—everything you need to know to begin, improve, or assist others.

You can buy this and check out his other trips on his website here, and follow him on Instagram here.

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April 9, 2021  

Ep.97 - The Sound of Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Rainforests with George Vlad

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George Vlad travels to and explores wild and remote places to capture soundscapes. Doing his best to avoid man-made sounds to grasp the purest of sound, his expeditions have led him all over the world from glaciers to volcanoes - providing him with an inspiring and positive view of adventure and conservation along the way.

In this episode, we discuss unique encounters with wildlife, recording poachers and illegal mining, the importance of positivity, expeditions to capture sound, pairing sound capture with expeditions, escaping burnout of 100 hours per week to the Romanian mountains, capturing sound from glaciers to rainforests to volcanoes, and so much more! This one is a must listen.

Sitting and chatting with George was truly inspirational. Hearing all about a different approach to expeditions, his fascinating experiences with wildlife, insightful view on positivity, and cool approach to challenges has only grown the fire in me to explore, and I hope it does for you all too. 

You can follow his adventures or even join George by checking out his website here, listen to his work and soundscapes on YouTube here, or to keep up to date with his photography you can do so here. Plus Twitter and Soundcloud.

Lastly, I mention in the podcast two other shows George has featured on which explore the technical aspect more. They are here, both are great:

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April 2, 2021  

Ep.96 - From Adventure Travel to First Ascents with Rebecca Coles

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Rebecca Coles has led expeditions, travelled, and climbed on all 7 continents and in over 70 countries. Her experience ranges right from overland travel from Nepal to the UK, to first ascents, and a love for mountaineering from little old Wales to big and huge peaks. 

In this episode we discuss we explore her huge depth and width of knowledge, talking about being the first all-women's team to climb the 4000m peaks in the alps, tackling first ascents in your comfort zone, pushing into the uncomfortable on well known terrain, dealing with the cold and why you should take 4 pairs of gloves to Scotland, why Rebecca adventures, and so much more! 

Rebecca Coles 

Rebecca is an extremely accomplished mountaineer, as you may already know and will definitely hear in the interview. You can follow her adventures on her Instagram, check out some tips and writing on her website, and even sign up to her Patreon to receive tailored support and advice to your mountaineering and outdoors needs. 

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March 26, 2021  

Ep.95 - What You Need to Know for Denali and Alaska: TRTD

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Read the full blog here: https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/03/26/what-you-need-to-know-for-denali-and-alaska/ 

This episode is from The Road To Denali series, read more here: https://betweenthemountains.org/the-road-to-denali/ 

Denali is not a mountain you want to head out to unprepared. It’s big, it’s cold, and it’s stormy. So, future guest Luc Mehl offered his expertise to offer a bird’s eye view on Denali and Alaska for us.

In this episode Luc essentially gives us an overview on Denali specifically, but big mountains in Alaska in general. We talk about the importance of keeping warm and crevasses, being patient, altitude, training, winter camping, logistics of getting to Alaskan ranges, equipment, and more! 

Luc Mehl

Luc Mehl is an extremely accomplished adventurer in Alaska. Just adopting the outdoors as a part of his lifestyle, Luc has experience from Alaskan Wilderness Classics to traversing the three highest mountains in North America. You can check out his website here and his Instagram here.

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March 19, 2021  

Ep.94 - Travel, The Outdoors, and Achieving Your Passions with Kierra Summer

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Kierra Summer is a travel photographer coming out of Alberta, Canada. With her unique entry in to this lifestyle, Kierra has worked and manifested her way towards her view of success. Having built an engaged and brilliant following, Kierra only builds more and more on to her beautiful photography and travel CV. 

In this episode we talk about doing what you love, a free trip to Costa Rica, a dodgy experience from saying "yes" to everything, absorbing the knowledge of others, building an engaging audience and staying consistent, Kierra's travel history, summer hikes in Canada, fast-track exploring countries in Europe, getting fired up for the work as well as the end-goal, van life, gender stereotypes, Alberta and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, unique and quiet Canadian mountain ranges, having no expectations with travel, living in the moment vs. capturing the moment, balancing the future and the present, manifestation, creating your opportunities, and of course: positivity.   

Kierra Summer 

Having Kierra on the show was an utter delight. Her passion and love for travel and photography really shines through, and I hope you all get something out of the episode.  

Give Kierra a follow on Instagram and check out her beautiful photography, and also check out her website

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March 12, 2021  

Ep.93 - Attempting To Cross The Darien Gap - One of the World’s Most Dangerous Jungles

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Daniel Eggington has set his sights on an expedition, and is only working harder and harder until it's done. Returning in April 2021 for his 5th time, Dan will look to cross on foot the Darien Gap: one of the world's most dangerous jungles along the pacific coastline. 

In this open conversation with Dan, we talk about planning and researching for expeditions, his passion for Columbia, the drives for trying again, the issues and problems the region faces, his resolution priorities to ensure success, contingencies, connecting with local people, the best place to discover Columbia, and why Dan keeps returning. 

 

Daniel Eggington 

 

To follow along with his adventures, follow Dan on his Instragram, connect with him on LinkedIn, or check out his website

 

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March 5, 2021  

Ep.92 - Continuously Climbing 282 Mountains, Self-Powered - Project 282

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One lovely summer, Emily Scott decided to take on an epic adventure: she was going to climb all 282 Munros, continuously. Emily took on the challenge with the image of a 'pure', self-powered journey, in one go of 120 days - the fantastic carbon footprint was just a plus!

In this episode we talk about balancing your social life with the outdoors, preparing for adventures, type 2 weather, beautiful Scotland, and the culture shock from almost complete isolation for 4 months straight to the city.

Emily Scott

Emily was a brilliant guest, with an even better adventure CV. With so much still yet to chat about (hint) I know you’ll all love to follow along her adventures. You can check out her Instagram here, or better yet check out the British Adventure Collective.

 

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February 26, 2021  

Ep.91 - Pursuing Happiness, Mountains and Adventure with Emily Scott

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Leaving full-time accounting behind, Emily Scott has chosen adventure and happiness over all else. In doing so, she has become a ski instructor, summer mountain leader, and is shooting for international mountain leader. So, that's worked out incredibly well so far! In this episode, we talk about many Ironman Competitions, mountains, adventure, pursuing the importance of happiness, and more.

Emily was a brilliant guest, with an even better adventure CV. With so much still yet to chat about (hint) I know you'll all love to follow along her adventures. You can check out her Instagram here, or better yet check out the British Adventure Collective.

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February 19, 2021  

Ep.90 - The Road To Denali

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"The gold is not going to be sitting at home. The gold isn't going to be dreaming of far off places. The gold is going to be you putting your footprints on that snow" Ian Finch

I'm Chris, the host of Between The Mountains and I'm going to climb Denali in May 2023. 

Well, that kinds of feels like a white lie. There's still training to be had, money to save, sponsorship to acquire... but we'll get on to that. The main thing, is that my wording has changed.

For long enough I have kept talking about climbing Denali in hypotheses, in hopes, and in dreams. I've mentioned it in recordings with people like Jon Gupta and Renee Roaming, and outside of recordings like Ian Finch and Emily Scott (who's interview comes out next week). Now, I'm saying I'm going to, and since then I have literally dreamt that I have. May 2023, my 30th birthday present from me to me, I will climb Denali.

For you, the listener, this will be some of the best content yet. This sub-series will be focussed on providing you with value from experts on a wide range of topics from altitude and kit lists to winter camping and training - and everything in between.

I have been so excited to announce this, and I hope you enjoy this series, and spread the word!

Read the full blog here: https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/02/19/the-road-to-denali/ 

February 12, 2021  

Ep.89 - Exploring Wild Places and Cultures with Ian Finch

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Read the full blog here: https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/02/12/ian-finch/ 

Insightful, Inspiring, and Incredible are three words that come to mind when both researching and recording with Ian Finch. With a fisherman Father fascinated by native cultures and with Ian's own background in the Royal Marines, he has gone on to explore and adventure with culture at the forefront of his mind. 

Having paddled the Yukon river, led expeditions across Norway, canoed in to the wild Highlands, and so much more, Ian's experience and stories are unique... and yet the experience connecting with people over the love and necessity of nature can be experienced by all. 

Before We Begin 

Before we get into the episode, I want to mention the sponsor for this episode: Sidetracked Magazine. Sidetracked is dedicated to adventurous storytelling at it’s very best. They use stunning imagery and personal stories from expeditions and journeys from around the globe, and you can tell

If you are one of the few who haven’t heard of them… what are you doing?! 

Go and check out their website and see for yourself. Browse and purchase from the back cataloguesubscribe, and browse/sign up to their free Field Journal newsletter; providing you with some of the best adventure updates weekly

Ian Finch 

To follow Ian's adventures and catch up with his expeditions, the best place for that would be his Instagram @ianefinch, or failing that you can also check out his website and blog here. 

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February 5, 2021  

Ep.88 - Aiming For Everest and Beyond with Bonita Norris

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Bonita Norris is a truly inspiring woman and role model for many. With a unique and admirable story behind her climb of Everest, she has gone on to be the youngest British woman to summit Everest and reach the North Pole.

Not only that, but with a huge mountaineering experience and background, we talk about mindset and taking control of your life. Read on and listen to find out more!

Bonita Norris

It was such a pleasure and inspiration to have Bonita on the podcast. You can follow her blog here or follow her on Instagram here.

Also, I highly recommend that you check out her book “The Girl Who Climbed Everest“! I couldn’t put it down. A fantastic, motivational, and captivating read.

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Read the full blog here: https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/02/05/aiming-for-everest-and-beyond-with-bonita-norris/ 

January 29, 2021  

Ep.87 - High-Altitude Mountains and Overcoming Challenges with Tom Livingstone

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Tom Livingstone is an extremely accomplished mountain climber. With experience rooted in Scotland and the European Alps, we explore his high-altitude first ascents, facing adversity, and planning for the mountains.

You can follow Tom's climbing career on his website and blog here, or follow him on Instagram here.

Before We Start

Before we get into the episode, I want to mention the sponsor for this episode: Sidetracked Magazine. Sidetracked is dedicated to adventurous storytelling at it’s very best. They use stunning imagery and personal stories from expeditions and journeys from around the globe, and you can tell!

If you are one of the few who haven’t heard of them… what are you doing?!

Go and check out their website and see for yourself. Browse and purchase from the back cataloguesubscribe, and browse/sign up to their free Field Journal newsletter; providing you with some of the best adventure updates weekly!

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Read the full blog here: https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/01/29/tom-livingstone/ 

January 22, 2021  

Ep.86 - Relentless Forward Progress and Record-Times with Damian Hall

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With a hiking background from Everest Base Camp to New Zealand, Damian Hall has run ultra-marathon’s in the mountains, the desert, and the Arctic. More recently, Damian has achieved the Fastest Known Time of the Pennine Way.

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of virtually sitting with him and exploring his background and experience further.

Damian Hall

Damian has achieved so much, from mountains to the desert to the arctic and to record breaking times. He is an incredibly down-to-Earth guy whilst brilliantly inspiring.

Follow him on his Instagram or his website to keep update to date. He has his book being published in May 2021, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

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Read the full blog here: https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/01/22/damian-hall/ 

January 15, 2021  

Ep.85 - Skydiving Everest, Himalayan Mountaineering, and More with Holly Budge

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Holly Budge is an incredible adventurer with a CV spanning the globe. Holly was the first person to skydive above Everest, she has ridden and raced semi-wild horses across Mongolia, and taken to mountaineering from the crevasses of Mount Rainier to the North Col of Mount Everest. 

Some of her most important work, though, is the conservation effort that Holly puts in to save elephants. 96 elephants are poached each day, and Holly's work alongside rangers with non-gory exhibitions is helping to reduce that number. 

Holly Budge 

Having Holly on the show was a total pleasure. The passion and experience she has for adventure and the world really shines through, and I hope you hear that in the podcast. 

With a background like hers, it's also no wonder that she is a speak too. You can check out more of Holly's work with her own personal website here

Her work alongside and supporting rangers and communities is incredible, and I highly recommend you check out her work and support if you can. With endorsements from people like David Attenborough, you really can't go wrong here! 

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Read the full blog here:  https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/01/15/holly-budge/  

January 8, 2021  

Ep.84 - Exploring Fjords and Racing Icebergs in Patagonia

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Patagonia is a region covering Chile and Argentina at the bottom of America. Littered with mountains, fjords, glaciers, lakes, and more Will Copestake returns for a second episode. This time talking about his expeditions in Patagonia. Kayaking along the coastline, exploring the fjords, and camping next to glaciers, Will takes us talks with us about ending each season of guiding in the area with an expedition.

Will seems to have an action packed or funny story behind every comment in this episode, displaying the depths of experience found here. With Type 2 fun written all over this, give it a listen with the links below.

Will Copestake

Will is an inspiring adventurer and expedition leader. It was a pleasure to have him on the show and to sit back and talk about what Patagonia has to offer.

If you want to book your own canoe or kayak trip with him (like I have for the Highlands!) then you can follow the link here. You can kayak or canoe with him in the Scottish Highlands, or even arrange your own Patagonia trip through him too!

Alternatively, keep up with his experiences and photography with his website Will Copestake Media or his Instagram.

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https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/01/08/kayaking-patagonia/ 

January 1, 2021  

Ep.83 - Trekking The Manaslu Circuit, Nepal

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Nepal has been a honeypot for adventurers alike. From those wanting to explore culture, to the mountains, to the summits, I think everyone can agree just how majestic this place is. 

In this episode, Andrew talks through the itinerary for his Manaslu Circuit Trek. Trekking through forests, past waterfalls, viewing 8000 metre peaks, and a rare animal... I'll let you find out which!

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https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/01/01/manaslu-circuit-trek/ 

December 24, 2020  

Ep.82 - Between The Mountains Christmas Special 2020

Happy Holidays everyone! Today's episode is just a fun one. Join Ryan from Travel With Cooky, Dustin from That Adventure Life, and Ali who writes the music for the podcast as we just have a laugh talking about the year, adventure, travel, and a Christmas Quiz!

 

The episode is a recording of our live episode that we streamed to the Facebook page (so make sure you're following on social to get updates!) This was such a fantastic time. Having become accustomed to speaking with friends through a webcam, there were times during the recording where things just felt... normal.

 

Thank you to everyone who tuned in. We hope to do more, so let us know what you think on btmtravelpod@gmail.com 

 

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December 18, 2020  

Ep.81 - Ski Mountaineering in the Lyngen Alps with TJ David

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TJ David is, on paper, a professional skier and trail runner. In real life he is even more than that! Talking about quite possibly his favourite ski mountaineering expedition, hear TJ talk about his time in the Lyngen Alps, Norway taking in the breath-taking mountains reaching straight out of the fjords!

Hitting some popular and some untouched slopes, and finishing the day with beer in a small hut in the snow, TJ dives in to this expedition and will absolutely captivate you as you instinctively start booking your next ski trip!

TJ David – More Than Just Ski Mountaineering

TJ asks his clients a lot about their “WHY”‘s. In the interviewI turned the question on to him.

There’s is so much to this personal level of reasoning and spirit. But what TJ touches upon – which I think it silently very inspirational – is his love for the daily process of improving a little bit, every single day. Making those small steps that over time produce the big picture goal. Having that long-term goal.

What is your long-term goal?

TJ is an incredible individual, with so much to give. You can check out his coaching herehis Instagram here, and more information on himself here.

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You can read his own account of this expedition, and few more stunning photographs, by clicking here.

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https://betweenthemountains.org/2020/12/18/ski-mountaineering-in-the-lyngen-alps-with-tj-david/ 

December 11, 2020  

Ep.80 - The South Pole, Ultra Running, The 7 Summits, and More with Jenny Wordsworth

Jenny Wordsworth is a dedicated, focussed, and tenacious outdoor athlete, who’s most well known accomplishment was becoming the 8th woman to solo ski and reach the South Pole after 44 days. After the first five hundred miles, she continued to do this and complete this task while have a massively debilitating leg injury.

She is a lawyer, professional endurance athlete, keynote speaker, brand ambassador for Atkins, on North Face explorer’s team, and a Polar Ambassador to the UK. Jenny has travelled and raced some of the toughest and longest races endurance events in the world from the arctic to the desert. From this, she has built a huge backing to her name.

Before We Start

Before we get into the episode, I want to mention the sponsor for this episode: Sidetracked Magazine. Sidetracked is dedicated to adventurous storytelling at it’s very best. They use stunning imagery and personal stories from expeditions and journeys from around the globe, and you can tell!

If you are one of the few who haven’t heard of them… what are you doing?!

Go and check out their website and see for yourself. Browse and purchase from the back cataloguesubscribe, and browse/sign up to their free Field Journal newsletter; providing you with some of the best adventure updates weekly!

Jenny Wordsworth

Jenny was a brilliant guest to have on the show, and I know you’re going to love the episode.

If you want to follow along her journey, you can check out her website here, or her Instagram here. I can’t recommend enough that you give her a follow!

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December 4, 2020  

Ep.79 - Mind Over Mountains With Alex Staniforth

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Alex Staniforth found that running, walking, and cycling to the highest point in each UK county was faster than the waiting time to receive any mental health support from the UK's National Health Service (NHS). It's not that there's nothing, but rather that the NHS is overwhelmed with so many needing support. 

It was at this point that Alex started Mind Over Mountains charity - his very own Natural Health Service supporting those in need, and bringing them together as a community. 

More Than Just Fresh Air 

Mind Over Mountains go one step further. While bringing you the community and outdoors experience together, they also give you the tools you'll need to better yourself with your headspace. 

Mind Over Mountains aims to help you find purpose. 

You can check out their events and details on their website here, and you can read more about Alex Staniforth and his achievements here

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November 27, 2020  

Ep.78 - Will Copestake Talks Scottish Highlands, Patagonia, And More

Will has cycled between all 282 Munros and climbed them, solo-circumnavigated the Scottish coastline by sea kayak, completed the Coldest Corbett Challenge, and regularly completes  expeditions in Patagonia. 

Will's first adventure, though, starts at 12 years old. After a fantastic outdoor upbringing in North West Scotland, during the peak of Ray Mears' influence, Will was 'cast-away' by his parents with a few friends overnight. From there, Will has gone on to complete expeditions in Patagonia, Scotland, Iceland, across Europe, and New Zealand. 

Before We Start 

Before we get into the episode, I want to mention the sponsor for this episode: Sidetracked Magazine. Sidetracked is dedicated to adventurous storytelling at it's very best. They use stunning imagery and personal stories from expeditions and journeys from around the globe, and you can tell

If you are one of the few who haven't heard of them... what are you doing?! 

Go and check out their website and see for yourself. Browse and purchase from the back catalogue, subscribe, and browse/sign up to their free Field Journal newsletter; providing you with some of the best adventure updates weekly

Will Copestake 

Will is an inspiring adventurer and expedition leader. It was a pleasure to have him on the show. 

If you want to book your own canoe or kayak trip with him (like I currently am doing!) then you can follow the link here

Alternatively, keep up with his experiences and photography with his website Will Copestake Media or his Instagram

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November 20, 2020  

Ep.77 - BASE Jumping And Travelling The World With Tim Howell

Tim Howell has one of the most adrenaline filled histories from all of our interviews. Tim has wildlife guided in Africa, and then went on to join the Royal Marines. It was here as a Commando, that he developed his mental and physical robustness. He became Mountain Leader and has gone on to achieve so much more. Using this love and passion for the mountains and climbing, Tim did his first BASE jump in France, 2013. 

Having Tim on the podcast was such a pleasure. He has such a depth of experience, and you can follow along this journey by checking out his website here, or more actively on his Instagram or Facebook

Also, apologies for the slight internet quality on this episode. Hopefully it goes unnoticed. 

Read the full blog here: https://betweenthemountains.org/2020/11/20/tim-howell/ 

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November 13, 2020  

Ep.76 - Exploring The Highlands With Atlas Mountaineering - 5 Must-Do Adventures

The Scottish Highlands are just truly breath-taking. After my recent trip there, I left just knowing I had to do an episode on this... but with someone who knows the highlands a hell of a lot better than I! 

That's where Atlas Mountaineering comes in. Connor, who runs the company, knows the highlands so well. We got together to chat about 5 Must Do adventures in the Highlands. 

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November 6, 2020  

Ep.75 - 5 Must-Do Adventures On Oahu, Hawaii

Do you ever feel like you've been to a place when in reality you haven't? Driven the streets, seen the people, relaxed on those beaches. Well, unless you played Test Drive (a free-roam video game based on the island) then Dustin's description and clear love for Hawaii will certainly be scratching your travel itch in no time!

 

Dustin from That Adventure Life joins us again for his second of three episodes on Hawaii. This time: O'ahu

 

 

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November 4, 2020  

A Podcast Update

Hello, welcome to Between The Mountains Adventure Podcast

 

That's right, we are now an 'adventure' podcast. The tiny decision to change from 'travel' to 'adventure' came from just looking at the natural path that this podcast has taken. The 5 must-do adventures, the interviews, the expeditions. They are all so fun to record and are going down a treat with you all!

If you're an avid listener of the podcast, you're probably expecting an episode today! But, I'm just here to announce that we are moving to a 1 per week schedule. Doing 2 per week has been fantastic, but moving to 1 per week means I can really focus on the quality for all of you and maximising the time that it's released.

So from now on, episodes will be released on Friday's 12noon UK local time. The focus of the episodes are going to be interviews, expeditions, the must-do adventures episodes and the occasional roadtrip too! So, if you have any of those stories to share, or fancy yourself an adventure expert in a place not yet covered, then please get in touch on btmtravelpod@gmail.com

There's a load of other updates that have happened or are yet to happen too, which I'm really excited about! So much is going on behind the scenes with some great sponsorships and offers for you all coming up, but as far as you're all concerned here are a few bits and bobs.

I want to hear more from you all, but I'll get on to that in a second. Firstly, I've gone through the website and, at time of recording, I have written a blog for nearly every single podcast uploaded with a few left to finish.

We have official merchandise from T-Shirts to travel mugs if you want to get snazzy stuff. But, if you really want to support the show and get some benefits in return, I've revamped the Patreon site with three affordable tiers. Go and check them out and see what you think!

Like I said, I want to hear from you all, and you can do that in a couple of ways. Please get in touch either on Instagram or on email (btmtravelpod@gmail.com) and just chat. Let me know where you're from, what kind of travels and adventures you've done! Ask me your questions. Let me know what countries, expeditions, or people you'd love to see on the podcast too and I'll see what I can do!

You never know, I might read it out on the following week's podcast.

Lastly, I just really wanted to thank all of you for listening and for sharing with your friends. Please keep doing that to help us grow! On Friday it is the 75th episode and it's just crazy to think that after starting in April with a really budget microphone, no music or editing and no clue what I'm doing! Now, we've got a better microphone, great music by Ali Finneran… and still no clue what I'm doing!

But seriously, thank you all so much for your attention. It really means so much!

Join in with the community. Instagram/Twitter/Facebook and our new Facebook Page to share your own photos and videos here. Let me hear from your stories and questions on bmtravelpod@gmail.com, and I'll see you in the next episode!

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October 31, 2020  

Ep.74 - Exploring Ecuador

Stacia, from Stumble Safari, was in Ecuador for a month, and in her own words "it was not nearly enough time". There is so much to do there, and she takes us through the highlights of her trip - from volunteering veterinary work in the jungle to bridge jumping in Baños, and everything in between.

What was paramount in our discussion before recording was just how much there is to do in Ecuador. Hear the episode to find out more.

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October 28, 2020  

Ep.73 - Kayaking The Grand Canyon

Sleeping under the stars every night, paddling through multiple rapids a day and taking in the Grand Canyon through out. Doesn't sound bad does it? 

Peter joins us talk about his 14 day adventure paddling through this National Park. 

Recording at 7am my time, and coming from Hobart, Tasmania, Peter starts off talking about his background. Peter has been a paddler all of his life. 

Learning at school doing slalom canoeing, Peter then competed internationally in his twenties, finishing his competitive career at 32, and competed at the Olympics in Barcelona. 

Since then, he has done a lot of coaching and club based activities, moving to Tasmania for the rapids, away from the city. 

This isn't something he just decided to do one day though. 

You paddle the Grand Canyon between two dams over two nights, and go through 200 rapids across this time! 

Listen on as Peter discusses his time staring at the most beautiful night skies and paddles through the Grand Canyon. 

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October 24, 2020  

Ep.72 - Investigating Glaciers In The Karakoram - The Karakoram Anomaly Project

If you started your career as a photographer, would you ever imagine you would find yourself in the Pakistani Karakoram, photographing glaciers, projects and mountain climbing? This episode brings together some of your main interests: mountains, glaciers, science, and expeditions. 

Hear how Tim and the team lived in isolation on the glacier for 2.5 months, measuring the glacier's movement, and making a first climb attempt on Yukshin Gardan Sar (7530m). 

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Before We Start 

Before we get into the episode, I want to mention the sponsor for this one: Sidetracked Magazine. Sidetracked is dedicated to adventurous storytelling at it's very best. They use stunning imagery and personal stories from expeditions and journeys from around the globe, and you can tell

If you are one of the few who haven't heard of them... what are you doing?! 

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Getting To The Glacier 

Tim Taylor comes back for a second episode to chat about the Karakoram Anomaly Project. Previously, we interviewed Tim on his background and career. But he's not just a photographer, which makes him perfect for projects like these. Alongside his fantastic photography, Tim is also a Royal Marine Reservist and mountain climber, who had not long returned from the Himalayas before getting on board with the Karakoram Anomaly Project. 

Tim starts by describing the beautiful yet baron scenery you find in the Karakoram. The journey in was also a bit shaky, narrowly avoiding a flash flood on the way. 

The Karakoram Anomaly 

The project was a mission to investigate a little known but deadly hazard unique to regions with big glaciers. Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOFs), or 'inland tsunamis' as they are known, was the potential threat and occurs when an ice dam containing a glacial lake breaches. The subsequent surge of water rushes downstream, destroying anything in its path. It is thought that over 80,000 people in the Karakoram are at risk from glacial lake outburst floods. 

The Anomaly actually comes from what the glacier itself appeared to be doing. Satellite data looked like they could be growing in length, but unsure whether it was stretching or gaining volume. This was what caused the concern; if it was stretching, then the ice dam cold already be building glacial lake water behind it!  

We talk about the floods that had occurred already from this glacier, referencing an article his friend did with UK Climbing. The glacier has the potential to do a lot of damage, which made the work the team did here even more paramount. 

But this type of weather seems to be the norm here. Just 4 hours after a huge landslide, Tim remarked how they had already opened the road again. Good to go! The journey and roadtrip to the Yukshin Glacier itself was enough of an expedition; at that point it would have made for an epic story back home. 

Hear more about this fascinating and captivating project in the podcast below! To top it off, hear how the team got stuck in a storm while attempting a first climb on Yukshin Garden Sar 

We have covered the Pakistani Karakoram before on the show, but this episode was such a pleasure to record and learn and dream. 

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October 21, 2020  

Ep.71 - 5 Must-Do Adventures In The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are one of the gems of the world. Covered in beautiful mountains, alpine lakes, glaciers, and forests this region of the world attracts most of the outdoor community. 

Having covered The Dolomites beforehand, Marta from In A Faraway Land joins us to talk through some must-do adventures in the Canadian Rockies. 

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You Can Check-Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave 

Marta lived in the Canadian Rockies for 15 months on a working holiday visa. With the plan to drive the whole country East to West, Marta found herself instead spending the entire 15 months in the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia. 

There is so much to see and do, it's hard not to be willingly trapped there! Read on and listen to the podcast to hear the places you should go to in addition to Banff and Jasper National Parks

An Epic Roadtrip 

Marta kicks off the podcast and must-do adventures for the Canadian Rockies with an epic roadtrip. You can tailor it to meet you requirements, but if you check out the link you can see for yourself just how incredible it is. Or, check out her other roadtrip itinerary if you're coming in from the West. 

Marta's experience and knowledge shines straight away. Talking through the roadtrip, she details the fantastic locations and lakes to stop off at for some well-earned breaks along the way. Listen out for how to see the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies too! 

Don't Waste Your Time In Calgary 

Okay, before you jump on us, hear us out. This has nothing to do with Calgary, and everything to do with the Canadian Rockies. There is so much to do and beauty to see that Marta encourages you to get out of this beautiful and scenic city, and reach the mountains yourself. 

Kananaskis is the first place she recommends to reach, and oh-man is it full of adventure and beauty! Listen on to find out more or click here

The Views To Effort Ratio 

Going in to the first recommended day hike, Marta discusses Smutwood Peak (2693m/8835ft) and how fantastic it is. You can click on her article or use many apps to get there; it's going to be hard to find it on traditional maps. Dodging the grizzly bears and steep drops, Marta says that seeing sunrise from this spot was one of her favourite moments in the Canadian Rockies! 

Ha Ling Peak is up next. Standing at 2407m/7897ft, this is a great peak for newer walkers who want stunning scenery and views. Closed for two seasons to be made safer, it is now a well established route. But, leave early! The trail has naturally become popular following the improvements. 

Pocaterra Ridge and Tent Ridge are some of her favourites, too. It was here that Marta claimed that anything to do with ridges tends to have the best views-to-effort ratio. A fantastic way to put it, especially for all of you photographers out there. A funny thing to consider but a brilliant tool for holidays or more enjoyable days out. 

One interesting thing, amongst many, is that Marta went in June. Being new, she describes the action as stubborn - willing the summer to be there. She could not have been more wrong. It appears summer only comes for one month in the Canadian Rockies, and June is not then. If you are going at a similar time, bring gaiters, ice axe, crampons. Pocaterra is beautiful for the high altitude, views of remote areas and hiking between three peaks. 

But, that being said, the Canadian Rockies do require effort! 

Multi-Day Hikes 

Following this, we talk about backpacking and multi-day hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Detailing some of her favourites, Marta goes in to great depth, detailing the ins-and-outs. For more information, listen on and check out her own travel writing on it here

In A Faraway Land 

Marta runs the incredibly successful travel blog In A Faraway Land. Specifically, her Canadian Rockies section is full of roadtrips, hikes, backpacking, and photography guides. 

It doesn't stop there though. Marta covers a wide range of locations, all of which you are sure to love, with more being added along the way! Check out her website here, or her Instagram here

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https://betweenthemountains.org/2020/10/20/5-must-do-adventures-in-the-canadian-rockies/

 

October 17, 2020  

Ep.70 - Exploring Sri Lanka

Cory and Lianne spent some incredible time on a full 30 day visa in Sri Lanka. They explored the island and had some fantastic experiences on the island. Such a pleasure to have them on! 

 

In the middle of a long trip, with Nepal and India being a main focus, they decided to take a slower paced trip to Sri Lanka. 

 

Chatting Through The Highlights 

 

A month long spent anywhere is so much for one podcast. So, as hard as it is, they identify some of the key highlights and chat through. 

 

Arriving into Columbo, they comment how the city doesn't feel so overwhelming, with some modern vibes. But, it's not long before they head straight over to their first National Park. 

 

There is an abundance of wildlife on this island from elephants to leopards, and they even have an encounter with an elephant which you'll want to listen out for! 

 

"22 National Parks on this tiny little island, and they're all just so incredible!" 

 

Forever Break 

 

Cory and Lianne were such a pleasure to have on the show. Chatting about hiking, wildlife, National Parks and more was a brilliant way to spend some time before they shot off on a kayaking trip! 

 

Make sure you check out their podcast too! 

 

I want to listen, now! 

 

There were a couple of signal bits then snuck in, thanks lockdown! I hope you can forgive me for not getting those chopped out! 

 

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