Seasons 3 Field Notes (Ep. 71+)
Adventures wouldn’t be possible without the right transport and this week we’ve got some non-traditional approaches including a story by a climber who gets creative when stuck on a forest service road due to an impassable landslide and a row boater who wants to enter a seventy mile boating event very uncertain if it would be possible to complete using the 170 pound boat he built himself. Adventure Storytellers: Jeremy Park, Bill Wessinger From: Seattle, WA & Portland, OR
Adventure is a great way to solidify relationships, but sometimes, for the wrong reasons. A newly married mountain biking couple gets lost in a way you would never imagine in Whistler, and climbing buddies nearly kill each other because of a dire water shortage on El Capitan in Yosemite. Adventure Storytellers: Matt Upton, Marcie Winkler From: Seattle, WA
We ring in 2019 by intertwining climbing epics, purging, and small and large life events that result in learning, gaining confidence, and creating the life you want. This week’s storytellers make us wonder, what’s stopping you from creating the life you want? Adventure Storytellers: Dylan Albrecht, Hannah Christie, Lindsay Putnam From: Tacoma, WA, Gibsons BC & Bellingham, WA
Is it possible to train for the Canadian Death Race when you’re a flatlander? What’s the best piece of gear? Ever tried rubbing alcohol foot soaks prior to long runs? What’s real; what’s not? What’s our role in the universe and the natural world’s role to us? How does this all relate to the Kauri Forests in New Zealand? Does reflecting on that allow us to move ahead and dream up new adventures? It’s all in this episode. Adventure Storytellers: Gavin Harmacy, Greg Pressler From: Calgary, AB and Portland, OR
Ocean adventure stories that include classic Thanksgiving themes like family experiences that shape us, human connections across different cultures in a big world, and getting so mad at someone that you flip them off and shout expletives about them (though not during political discussion during Thanksgiving dinner).
River floats conjure up images of peace, serenity, and relaxation, but outdoor adventurers know that just change a few factors, and rivers can quickly become death traps. This week’s storytellers can vouch. A park ranger made a life changing decision after nearly drowning on a packrafting trip in Alaska, and an all-around-outdoor-adventure-athlete describes his first wilderness trip along the Salmon River towing along his now mandatory piece of gear—his wheelchair—and the new challenges he encountered because of it.
Stories that titillate and tickle by two world class orienteers. Listeners will learn about the various types of orienteering and what it takes to get to the World Champs, hint, it’s within your grasp! No matter if orienteering is right for you, we encourage you to consider taking up a new and awkward challenge! Adventure Storytellers: Julie Cassata, Abra McNair From: Seattle, WA & Portland, OR
We define “adventure” as an experience that you go into without knowing how, or if, you’ll get through it. We believe adventure stories are important because, for one thing, they are a reminder that people can get through it. This episode features Susan Conrad and Trina M’Lot, two women who demonstrate the capacity to make it through harrowing situations and not only survive, but to emerge victorious. To quote Susan Conrad, “We can do hard”.
On October 2, 2018, the Pacific Crest Trail is celebrating the 50th year since its inception as a National Scenic Trail which is a designation that protects it from private land development and preserves the trail for thousands of hikers every year. The fall season is also the season that thru-hikers around the USA are reaching their terminus. To celebrate the occasion, we’re featuring some monumental stories of growth and exploration. Adventure Storytellers: Meghan Robins, Alexandria Cremer From: Portland & Bend, OR
Stories illustrating Yvon Chouinard’s famous quote, that the adventure starts when everything goes wrong. Drew Goldsack, an Olympian and adventure film producer from Calgary, tells a story about a failed outing on the Rundle Traverse in his own backyard. On the opposite extreme, Dave Luke tells a story about managing compound fractures and cultural conflict in Mongolia, hours from help. **This episode contains adult language.** Adventure Storytellers: Drew Goldsack, Dave Luke From: Calgary, AB, Bend, OR
Stories recounting the life-changing experience of being a wilderness tour guide. From a crevasse rescue that led a new father to rethink his career path to a pitch for guiding as a means to become a better person. This week’s stories capture the beauty and the adventure of the guide’s life. Adventure Storytellers: David Marchi & Ken Campbell From: Bend, OR & Tacoma, WA
Stories recounting the epic experience of life in the warzone in Iraq as a photo journalist, the complications caused by inattentive mechanics, and the fundamental human struggle of mixing saltwater and a bad rash in the Dead Sea. All focus on the classic outdoor cultural experience of strange things happening when you travel abroad. Adventure Storytellers: Gavin John, Sarah Corsie, & Mike DeVine From: Calgary, AB, Gibsons, BC, Seattle, WA