12 episodes

Thinking off-piste and challenging the conventional.

Sharing inspiring stories from professional mountaineers – skiers, boarders, bikers, climbers, & hikers – who have gone against the grain, abandoned their comfort zone, and found success through their dare-to-be-different attitude.

A podcast produced by Mabey Ski – unique ski adventures created for those who want more than just powder and a lift pass. Find out more at mabeyski.com.

Hosted by Becky Lucy King.

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Thinking off-piste and challenging the conventional.

Sharing inspiring stories from professional mountaineers – skiers, boarders, bikers, climbers, & hikers – who have gone against the grain, abandoned their comfort zone, and found success through their dare-to-be-different attitude.

A podcast produced by Mabey Ski – unique ski adventures created for those who want more than just powder and a lift pass. Find out more at mabeyski.com.

Hosted by Becky Lucy King.

    012 Caroline Leon: Climber, Health & Fitness Advocate, and co-founer of the platform A Life Of Education

    012 Caroline Leon: Climber, Health & Fitness Advocate, and co-founer of the platform A Life Of Education

    In this episode of Thinking Off-Piste, Becky catches up with the climber, health & fitness advocate, and co-founder of the fitness and education platform A Life Of Education; Caroline Leon.

    Caroline recounts the story of her life changing injury after having fallen from a 7ft climbing wall in Dubai. After 14 surgeries, 23 blood transfusions & two years of extensive rehabilitation, she attempted an impressive world record challenge to become the first woman in the world to summit all the mountains in the Middle East & the Arabian peninsular - a feat that had never been attempted by a woman alone.

    Tune in to hear about her epic journey of personal rehabilitation and physical venture across the Middle East. Becky and Caroline talk about taking accountability for your actions, different mountain spirits, and about climbing active volcanoes.

    • 56 min
    011 Aaron Rolph: Ski Touring the Haute Route in 31 Hours

    011 Aaron Rolph: Ski Touring the Haute Route in 31 Hours

    Aaron Rolph recounts his recent solo attempt to ski the Haute route non-stop which he completed in one self-propelled, sleepless push in only 31 hours! The route from Chamonix to Zermatt is usually skied over a week and covers a distance of 125km and climbing almost 8,000m in ascent. In doing so, he became the first person in the world to complete the popular Verbier route in a single push, proving that "normal skiers" can achieve the extraordinary if they just set their mind to it. Aaron recalls what it's like to ski alone through the night, his experience filming extreme sports documentaries, and country appreciation.

    Thinking Off-Piste is brought to you by Mabey Ski, a Whistler-based adventure ski company creating bucket list ski trips across the globe. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds, head over to mabeyski.com to discover what lies beyond your lift pass.

    Guest Adventurer: Aaron Rolph
    Hosted by: Becky Lucy King

    • 35 min
    010 JMK: Barefoot Runner - 4,654km from Canada to Mexico

    010 JMK: Barefoot Runner - 4,654km from Canada to Mexico

    Meet barefoot runner Joseph Michael Kai-tsu Liu Roqueni (aka JMK) who ran 4,654km solo and semi-barefoot from Canada to Mexico. In this episode, JMK talks to Becky about dealing with life changing injuries, sharing some key insights into self-coaching the mind into living with chronic pain, different local cultures (some with bizarre customs!), and the impact your footwear has on your ability to run.

    Thinking Off-Piste is brought to you by Mabey Ski, a Whistler-based adventure ski company creating bucket list ski trips across the globe. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds, head over to mabeyski.com to discover what lies beyond your lift pass.

    Guest Adventurer: Joseph Michael Kai-tsu Liu Roqueni (JMK)
    Hosted by: Becky Lucy King

    • 52 min
    009 Beat Steiner: Extreme Skier & Owner of Bella Coola Heli Sports

    009 Beat Steiner: Extreme Skier & Owner of Bella Coola Heli Sports

    In this episode on Thinking Off-Piste, Becky catches up with Beat Steiner – the co-owner of the climate positive heli-skiing company, Bella Coola. They talk about his impressive career as a cinematographer, exploring how he got into organising ski expeditions to seldom-touched slopes via helicopters, life as a ski bum, and we get a peek into Bella Coola's summer program which includes grizzly bear viewing.

    Thinking Off-Piste is brought to you by Mabey Ski, a Whistler-based adventure ski company creating bucket list ski trips across the globe. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds, head over to mabeyski.com to discover what lies beyond your lift pass.

    Guest adventurer: Beat Steiner from Bella Coola Heli-Sports
    Hosted by: Becky Lucy King

    • 1 hr 6 min
    008 Sean Burgess: 7 Emirates in 7 days

    008 Sean Burgess: 7 Emirates in 7 days

    In this episode of Thinking Off-Piste, Becky catches up with Sean Burgess on his 7 day, 650km journey from one side of the UAE to the other. Sean crossed all 7 Emirates which ultimately led him to break a Guinness World Record for the 'fastest crossing of the United Arab Emirates on foot'. They talk about every step of the journey, from repetitive strain injury and emergency acupuncture treatment to supportive teamwork and fundraising to support disadvantaged children in Uganda. Tune in to hear about mobile ice baths, hallucinations from exhaustion, and what it took for Sean to succeed.

    Thinking Off-Piste is brought to you by Mabey Ski, a Whistler-based adventure ski company creating bucket list ski trips across the globe. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds, head over to mabeyski.com to discover what lies beyond your lift pass.

    Guest adventurer: Sean Burgess
    Hosted by: Becky Lucy King

    • 1 hr
    007 Bridget McClarty: Endurance Ski Tourer, Outdoor Adventurer & Wildlife Biologist

    007 Bridget McClarty: Endurance Ski Tourer, Outdoor Adventurer & Wildlife Biologist

    Bridget McClarty is a passionate ski tourer, outdoor adventurer, wildlife biologist and teacher. In 2013 she embarked upon a month-long ski traverse from Whistler to the Homathko Valley. In this episode, Becky caught up with Bridget on the skills required to make her journey, the challenges she faced, learnings taken, and the experiences she had along the way.

    Thinking Off-Piste is brought to you by Mabey Ski, a Whistler-based adventure ski company creating bucket list ski trips across the globe. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds, head over to mabeyski.com to discover what lies beyond your lift pass.

    Guest adventurer: Bridget McClarty
    Hosted by: Becky Lucy King

    • 55 min

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Not only does thinking off-piste do exactly what it says in the title, you also get a little snippet into the real and dare I say ‘normal’ lives of extraordinary adventurers. Recommended!!

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