59 episodes

An ongoing series of long-form conversations with individuals at the forefront of exploration and adventure in which filmmaker Matt Pycroft speaks to the most knowledgeable, accomplished and respected voices in the field. From mountaineers to wildlife cinematographers, environmental activists to polar photographers, The Adventure Podcast brings you up close and personal with those who live extraordinary lives. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/the-adventure-podcast

The Adventure Podcast Terra Incognita

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An ongoing series of long-form conversations with individuals at the forefront of exploration and adventure in which filmmaker Matt Pycroft speaks to the most knowledgeable, accomplished and respected voices in the field. From mountaineers to wildlife cinematographers, environmental activists to polar photographers, The Adventure Podcast brings you up close and personal with those who live extraordinary lives. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/the-adventure-podcast

    Episode 058: Matt Sharman, To Humbly Go

    Episode 058: Matt Sharman, To Humbly Go

    There are many reasons to venture into the mountains. Matt Sharman is the antithesis of the ‘conqueror’. A gentle but accomplished mountaineer, this episode of the podcast details Matt’s life as a mountain guide, and the formative experiences he’s had at high altitude, and how they’ve changed him. He also tells the story of his personal attempt at Mount Everest and his views on the ever-changing mountain.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 057: Ben Saunders, Striving Well

    Episode 057: Ben Saunders, Striving Well

    Explorer, endurance athlete and renowned speaker, Ben Saunders holds the record for the longest polar journey on foot, and has skied more than 7,000km in the polar regions. In this episode he tells the story of these vast journeys on foot, and of the parallel journey of internal exploration over two decades. Ben shares what inspired him at the outset of his career, and what continues to motivate him now.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 056: Gilly McArthur, The Choices that Matter

    Episode 056: Gilly McArthur, The Choices that Matter

    In this episode, cold water swimmer, rock climber, and deep thinker, Gilly shares her unique, heart-warming and enlightening perspective on the world. Her story takes us through a diverse career path (including stints in a knitting shop in Edinburgh and a fashion brand in NYC) and face-to-face with profound loss and grief that changed her, and how she now sees the world.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 055: Hunter Workman, Land of the Midnight Sun

    Episode 055: Hunter Workman, Land of the Midnight Sun

    Hunter describes himself as a ‘fencing contractor, deerstalker, turner of stones and walker of paths’. Brought up in the woodlands of Gloucestershire, Hunter lives with his hands in the earth. Heavily influenced by the poetry and prose of those who have wandered the countryside before him, Hunter took it upon himself to canoe the length of the Yukon river with no past experience, and entirely on his own.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 054: Tom Randall, A Life of Percentages

    Episode 054: Tom Randall, A Life of Percentages

    Tom Randall used his student loan to trade the stock market and pay his way through university, before moving to London and dividing his time between a brake-neck-paced stockbroking career and more than a dozen climbing trips to Yosemite. Deciding to turn his back on the City, Tom moved to Sheffield to focus on rock climbing full-time, and is now both an accomplished professional athlete and an entrepreneur with multiple climbing-based businesses on his roster. In this episode we explore Tom’s past, as well as hearing about his attempt to combine two of the Lake District’s hardest endurance challenges, and his struggle to stitch together a life at the extremes.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 053: Time travel, Michael Turek

    Episode 053: Time travel, Michael Turek

    Michael Turek has been taking photographs since he was eight years old. In this conversation with Matt Pycroft - that ranges from a close encounter with a Siberian tiger to a lifelong affection for the Yorkshire Dales - he makes an eloquent case for photography being one of the closest things we have to teleportation. 

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    • 1 hr 12 min

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Jamie of Canada ,

Terra Incognita

Have really enjoyed listening to the stories and talks (Spike and Erving so far). The how and the why and hearing directly via interview is quite special. Thank you - it is truly a treat and look forward to working my way though them all, Jamie

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