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Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors.

Adventure Sports Podcas‪t‬ Mason Gravley

    • Wilderness

Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors.

    Ep. 709: Embracing Weakness in the Mountains - Wesley Trimble

    Ep. 709: Embracing Weakness in the Mountains - Wesley Trimble

    Our culture is geared to highlight our strengths. From our performances at work, in athletics, to the pictures that ultimately make it on Instagram. We thrive off our showing the world what we’re good at. But what if your weakness is unavoidably apparent and something you absolutely have to reckon with to live without compromise?

    Meet Wesley. He was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy which affects his fine motor skills on the right side of his body. The only problem? He finds peace and joy climbing mountains and hiking trails in places that folks with cerebral palsy “aren’t supposed to go”.

    He couldn’t let that stop him. His love for the outdoors has led him to climb every mountain in Colorado over 14,000 ft (54 of them), thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail (2,653 miles) from Mexico to Canada, and has ultimately led to a career in the outdoors through working for the American Hiking Society ( https://americanhiking.org/ ).

    Athletic Brewing is a proud supporter of AHS through our Two For The Trails ( https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/two-for-the-trails ) program. We just launched a brand new Two For The Trails ( https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/two-for-the-trails ) grant program where organizations all over the country can apply to get funding for trail-based projects. Athletic Brewing has committed to giving $500,000 worth of grants by June, so if you or anyone you know would like to apply, go here. Two For The Trails ( https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/two-for-the-trails )

    To learn more about Welsey and to watch his films:

    Film: Within Weakness ( https://www.wesleytrimble.com/within-weakness )

    Instagram: @wesleytrimble ( https://www.instagram.com/wesleytrimble/ )

    American Hiking Society ( https://americanhiking.org/ )

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    Ep. 708: From Rock Bottom to the Seven Summits - Revisited - David Mauro

    Ep. 708: From Rock Bottom to the Seven Summits - Revisited - David Mauro

    When David Mauro was in his forties, his life hit rock bottom. With nothing to lose, he left everything he knew behind and set out on an epic international adventure. For the next seven years, Dave trudged across glaciers, frozen wastelands and through dense, dangerous forests. He communed with penguins and elephants, kept company with cannibals and gunrunners, and spoke with the dead. And though he’d never been a climber, he ended up joining history’s courageous few when he ascended into the clouds to stand at the summit of Mt Everest.

    Davidjmauro.com ( http://davidjmauro.com/ )

    Facebook: facebook.com/TheAltitudeJournals ( https://www.facebook.com/TheAltitudeJournals/ )

    Instagram: @davidjmauro ( https://www.instagram.com/davidjmauro/ )

    YouTube: youtube.com/user/Kilgoretrout22 ( https://www.youtube.com/user/Kilgoretrout22 )

    Twitter: @davidj_mauro ( https://twitter.com/DavidJ_Mauro )

    Make sure you check out David's book too! "The Altitude Journals" at; www.davidjmauro.com/product/the-altitude-journal ( http://davidjmauro.com/product/the-altitude-journals/ )

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    Ep. 707: Cleaning 12,000 Pounds of Trash Out of the Ocean, and Counting - Andrew Otazo

    Ep. 707: Cleaning 12,000 Pounds of Trash Out of the Ocean, and Counting - Andrew Otazo

    We all know that “nature may heal and give strength to body and soul”, as John Muir said. I’m sure most all of you have experienced the power of spending time in nature.

    But what about when nature itself is wounded with trash and marred with the scars that humans have inflicted on it?

    Just as nature can heal and empower us, are we able to return the favor?

    Meet Andrew Otazo. He’s on a mission to completely clean Southwest Florida one piece of trash at a time and give strength back to nature by removing what shouldn’t be there.

    I hope Andrew inspires you to take action in your own backyard.

    Instagram: @andrewotazo ( https://www.instagram.com/andrewotazo/ )

    YouTube channel: SFL Nature ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVvqa974JZOMkpQfTp9qovw/featured )

    Get a 15% off discount code for a pair of bone-conducting Aftershokz headphones by visiting https://bit.ly/3pPPa0k

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    Ep. 706: Crossing Death Valley on Foot - Ashly Winchester

    Ep. 706: Crossing Death Valley on Foot - Ashly Winchester

    Ashly is no stranger to going out on a limb to follow a crazy idea. From driving 15+ hours through the night to climb a mountain, to leaving her stable career to become a freelance writer, she’s at home in the world of taking chances.

    This love of adventure has led her to be the world’s leading women for total ‘fastest known times’, or FKTs, a challenge to do an outdoor route or trail faster than anyone has done it before. To date, she has 39 of these records with no other woman in the world having more.

    Her most recent FKT attempt was to cross, on foot, 165-miles of the arid moonscape that is Death Valley. The journey was treacherous and beautiful. It was everything in one. The challenges she faced out there were not what you would expect from a desert either.

    Follow what Ashly is doing:

    @ashly.winchester ( https://www.instagram.com/ashly.winchester/ )

    @womxnofthewild ( https://www.instagram.com/womxnofthewild/ )

    Womxnofthewild.com ( https://womxnofthewild.com/ )

    Her FKT profile here ( https://fastestknowntime.com/athlete/ashly-winchester )

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    Ep. 705: Cycling Around the World in 80 Days - Mark Beaumont

    Ep. 705: Cycling Around the World in 80 Days - Mark Beaumont

    Growing up on a farm in Scotland and being homeschooled until the age of 12 isn’t exactly the childhood you’d expect from an accomplished world-traveling adventurer that Mark has become.

    Or is it?

    Today we get to hear Mark put together the pieces of his earliest motivations, his two circumnavigations of the world by bicycle, and the idea behind his latest book, Endurance: How to Cycle Further ( https://shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com/endurance-how-to-cycle-further-book ).

    Other accomplishments by Mark (not exhaustive)

    * Recipient of the British Empire Medal
    * Bicycled around the world twice
    * The fastest being 79 days, a Guinness World Record
    * Bicycled from Anchorage Alaska to Ushuaia Argentina
    * Bicycled from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa in 42 days (world record)

    Find out more about Mark:

    Markbeaumontonline.com ( https://markbeaumontonline.com/ )

    @mrmarkbeaumont ( https://www.instagram.com/mrmarkbeaumont/ )

    His book:

    Endurance: How to Cycle Further ( https://shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com/endurance-how-to-cycle-further-book )

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    Ep. 704: Exploring an Underwater Airplane Graveyard - Revisited - Brandi Mueller

    Ep. 704: Exploring an Underwater Airplane Graveyard - Revisited - Brandi Mueller

    Originally aired January 7, 2019

    Today’s guest, Brandi Mueller, is an avid diver and underwater photographer. She’s dived in over 30 countries and works as an instructor for much of the year. Her passion for diving is infectious and her expertise has been featured in dozens of publications all over the world.

    Recently, she co-authored a book about her experience diving to see an underwater airplane graveyard where 150 American airplanes were dumped at the end of WWII in the lagoon of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. The haunting pile of flightless planes were surprisingly photogenic and getting the location was half the adventure. Enjoy!

    The book, now available:

    The Airplane Graveyard: The Forgotten WWII Warbirds of Kwajalein Atoll ( https://www.amazon.com/Airplane-Graveyard-Forgotten-Warbirds-Kwajalein/dp/1682617718 )

    www.brandiunderwater.com ( http://www.brandiunderwater.com/ )

    @brandi_underwater ( https://www.instagram.com/brandi_underwater/?hl=en )

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