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Welcome to the Adventure, Welcome to Deep Roots




The mission with Deep Roots is to share my journey to self realisation through the vehicle of extreme adventures and expeditions. The deepening of oneself through toil and hardship, dreams and purpose, and the pursuit of my physical, mental and emotional edges throughout the four corners of our incredible planet, surrounded and challenged by nature's wonders. 


   - Damian Browne






To be apart of the journey and get in touch with the podcast, contact on:
Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/auld_stock/?hl=en
Website > https://www.damianbrowne.com/



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Welcome to the Adventure, Welcome to Deep Roots




The mission with Deep Roots is to share my journey to self realisation through the vehicle of extreme adventures and expeditions. The deepening of oneself through toil and hardship, dreams and purpose, and the pursuit of my physical, mental and emotional edges throughout the four corners of our incredible planet, surrounded and challenged by nature's wonders. 


   - Damian Browne






To be apart of the journey and get in touch with the podcast, contact on:
Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/auld_stock/?hl=en
Website > https://www.damianbrowne.com/



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    Double Ascent: Kilimanjaro Challenge Begins & Meeting the Team

    Double Ascent: Kilimanjaro Challenge Begins & Meeting the Team

    In the first episode of Deep Roots Season 4, host Damien sets the stage for a new adventure and challenge: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro not once, but twice.
    He shares the history of Kilimanjaro's discovery and the myths and legends surrounding it. Damien is joined by three fellow adventurers: Frank, Darren, and Marie, each with their own unique reasons for taking on this challenge.
    Frank, who is unprepared and unexcited for the climb, decides to embrace the adventure without overthinking it. Darren, based in the Netherlands, sees this as an opportunity to have his own story to tell, especially with the news of his partner's pregnancy. Marie, inspired by Damien's journey, seizes the chance to challenge herself and be the best she can be.
    The episode takes us through Damien's previous experience climbing Kilimanjaro, where he faced exhaustion, acute mountain sickness, and a challenging descent. Despite the hardships, he is excited to take on the mountain again, this time with a group of like-minded individuals.
    Join Damien and his fellow adventurers on this thrilling journey to the roof of Africa, as they push their limits and share their unique perspectives on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Season 4 of Deep Roots promises to be an inspiring and eye-opening adventure.
    This podcast is created by baLORE media
    and produced by Niall Killeney Taylor

    Don't miss out on the exciting adventures of Deep Roots Season 4! Follow Damien and the show on Instagram to stay updated:
    - Damien's Instagram: [Follow Damien](https://www.instagram.com/auld_stock/?hl=en)
    - Deep Roots Podcast Instagram: [Follow Deep Roots Podcast](https://www.instagram.com/deep_roots_podcast/?hl=en)
    We also want to give a shoutout to our series sponsor, O'Connells! If you're in Galway, be sure to visit O'Connells just off Eyre Square. Whether you're looking for a cozy chat over a pint or a lively night with live bands and DJs, O'Connells has it all. And don't forget to try the best pizza and home-cooked chips in Ireland by The Dough Bros and Pratai. It's all about connections and enjoying each other at O'Connell's.
    Visit their website: [O'Connells Galway](https://oconnellsgalway.ie/) and follow them on Instagram: [O'Connells on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/oconnellsgalway)
    Cheers to a season filled with adventure and great connections!

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    • 36 min
    The Illness, the Ancient Rainforest and First Steps to the Roof of Africa

    The Illness, the Ancient Rainforest and First Steps to the Roof of Africa

    In this episode, our host Damian shares his first-day experiences from the base camp, providing a firsthand account of the sights, sounds, and challenges faced on this epic journey.
    As the sun sets over the base camp, Damian paints a vivid picture of their surroundings. With 12 tents and 3 toilets, the camp is a temporary home for 16 adventure enthusiasts, including Darren, Marie, and Frank. Damian introduces us to the diverse group of trekkers and sets the stage for the connections and stories that will unfold throughout the climb.
    The day's hike led them through a lush rainforest, with constant uphill terrain challenging the trekkers. The camaraderie among the group and the absence of digital distractions create a unique atmosphere for sharing experiences and forming bonds.
    At the end of their first day, they reached Base Camp 1, standing at an impressive 3,000 meters above sea level. Damian reflects on the beauty of the rainforest, the sense of ancient history it conveys, and the slow and steady pace of their ascent.
    Damian also shares a personal concern about his footwear, revealing how the wrong choice of hiking boots could have spelled trouble for him. Luckily, his alternate boots proved comfortable for the day's journey.
    However, the episode takes a turn as we hear from Darren, who experienced severe stomach issues during the trek. Darren's struggle with discomfort and illness highlights the unpredictable challenges of high-altitude trekking.
    Despite the difficulties faced by Darren, the group's spirits remain high, and they look forward to the adventures that lie ahead.
    Join us in this thrilling Season 4 opener of Deep Roots Podcast, where the journey to Kilimanjaro promises unforgettable experiences, personal growth, and the forging of deep connections amidst the breathtaking Tanzanian landscape.
    This podcast is created by baLORE media
    Show Producer and Editor: Niall Killeney Taylor

    Don't miss out on the exciting adventures of Deep Roots Season 4! Follow Damien and the show on Instagram to stay updated:
    - Damien's Instagram: [Follow Damien](https://www.instagram.com/auld_stock/?hl=en)
    - Deep Roots Podcast Instagram: [Follow Deep Roots Podcast](https://www.instagram.com/deep_roots_podcast/?hl=en)
    We also want to give a shoutout to our series sponsor, O'Connells! If you're in Galway, be sure to visit O'Connells just off Eyre Square. Whether you're looking for a cozy chat over a pint or a lively night with live bands and DJs, O'Connells has it all. And don't forget to try the best pizza and home-cooked chips in Ireland by The Dough Bros and Pratai. It's all about connections and enjoying each other at O'Connell's.
    Visit their website: [O'Connells Galway](https://oconnellsgalway.ie/) and follow them on Instagram: [O'Connells on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/oconnellsgalway)
    Cheers to a season filled with adventure and great connections!

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    • 14 min
    Altitude, Adversity, and African Hospitality

    Altitude, Adversity, and African Hospitality

    In this episode of Deep Roots Podcast, we join our intrepid host on Day 2 of his journey, as he embarks on an epic adventure to Shira Camp, the second stop on his challenging route. Amidst the stunning landscape of clouds and majestic peaks, he shares his remarkable experiences and insights.
    The episode kicks off with a humorous quest for phone signal amidst the wilderness - a testament to the modern traveler's determination to stay connected. Our host's vivid description paints a picture of endless clouds and distant peaks, creating a sense of awe in the listeners.
    As he treks higher, our host's narrative takes a personal turn. He describes the physical toll of the journey, attributing his discomfort to sun exposure. Yet, his determination shines through as he shares his strategies for recovery, emphasizing the importance of hydration, nourishment, and sunscreen.
    The episode also delves into the dynamics of the group, showcasing the resilience and camaraderie among the trekkers.
    A surprising twist in the story occurs as our host opens up about his own health challenges, revealing moments of doubt and vulnerability. Yet, his determination to press on and his gratitude for medical intervention underscore the indomitable human spirit.
    Join us for another incredible episode of Deep Roots Podcast as we strive for more, learning from each moment, each step, and each encounter on this unforgettable African adventure.
    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
    This podcast is created by baLORE media
    Show Producer and Editor: Niall Killeney Taylor

    Don't miss out on the exciting adventures of Deep Roots Season 4! Follow Damien and the show on Instagram to stay updated:
    - Damien's Instagram: [Follow Damien](https://www.instagram.com/auld_stock/?hl=en)
    - Deep Roots Podcast Instagram: [Follow Deep Roots Podcast](https://www.instagram.com/deep_roots_podcast/?hl=en)
    We also want to give a shoutout to our series sponsor, O'Connells! If you're in Galway, be sure to visit O'Connells just off Eyre Square. Whether you're looking for a cozy chat over a pint or a lively night with live bands and DJs, O'Connells has it all. And don't forget to try the best pizza and home-cooked chips in Ireland by The Dough Bros and Pratai. It's all about connections and enjoying each other at O'Connell's.
    Visit their website: [O'Connells Galway](https://oconnellsgalway.ie/) and follow them on Instagram: [O'Connells on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/oconnellsgalway)
    Cheers to a season filled with adventure and great connections!


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    • 14 min
    Go Slow, Go Slow, Go Slow

    Go Slow, Go Slow, Go Slow

    This episode is a rollercoaster of emotions and altitude as our host shares his personal journey through the heart of East Africa's mountainous backbone. Join us as we explore the stunning 19th-century maps showcasing Kilimanjaro's splendor, the two towering summits, Kibo and Mawenzi, and the mesmerizing landscapes that unfold beneath the cloud cover.
    Show Notes:
    - The episode captures the challenges of acclimatization and the unique experience of trekking at high altitudes.
    - Our host shares his struggles with sleep and altitude sickness, providing an authentic and raw perspective on the journey.
    - The podcast highlights the importance of staying present and focused on the moment, offering valuable insights for mountaineering and life.
    - A special guest appearance by American author Eric, who collaborated on a book with our host, adds a heartwarming twist to the episode.
    Join us for an episode filled with adventure, introspection, and the pursuit of a dream - all set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Kilimanjaro.
    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
    This podcast is created by baLORE media
    Show Producer and Editor: Niall Killeney Taylor

    Don't miss out on the exciting adventures of Deep Roots Season 4! Follow Damien and the show on Instagram to stay updated:
    - Damien's Instagram: [Follow Damien](https://www.instagram.com/auld_stock/?hl=en)
    - Deep Roots Podcast Instagram: [Follow Deep Roots Podcast](https://www.instagram.com/deep_roots_podcast/?hl=en)
    We also want to give a shoutout to our series sponsor, O'Connells! If you're in Galway, be sure to visit O'Connells just off Eyre Square. Whether you're looking for a cozy chat over a pint or a lively night with live bands and DJs, O'Connells has it all. And don't forget to try the best pizza and home-cooked chips in Ireland by The Dough Bros and Pratai. It's all about connections and enjoying each other at O'Connell's.
    Visit their website: [O'Connells Galway](https://oconnellsgalway.ie/) and follow them on Instagram: [O'Connells on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/oconnellsgalway)
    Cheers to a season filled with adventure and great connections!


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    • 23 min
    Overcoming Fears, Finding Connection, and Reaching New Heights

    Overcoming Fears, Finding Connection, and Reaching New Heights

    In Episode 5 of Series 4 of Deep Roots Podcast, our host embarks on a transformative expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro. At the outset, he grapples with a sense of disconnection but gradually finds his footing amidst the stunning backdrop of the mountain and the camaraderie of his fellow adventurers. The episode delves into the emotional and physical challenges faced during the ascent, with a particular focus on conquering the daunting Barranco Wall and acclimatization. Our host reflects on the significance of this journey, admitting that it may not be deeply meaningful but is undeniably important. He values the connections he's formed with his fellow climbers and feels a sense of responsibility to make this experience meaningful for all. The episode offers a glimpse into the power of introspection, authenticity, and human connection in the face of formidable challenges, making it an inspiring exploration of the human spirit's resilience and growth on the path less traveled.
    Tune in and be inspired by this powerful and introspective episode of Deep Roots.
    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
    This podcast is created by baLORE media
    Show Producer and Editor: Niall Killeney Taylor

    Don't miss out on the exciting adventures of Deep Roots Season 4! Follow Damien and the show on Instagram to stay updated:
    - Damien's Instagram: [Follow Damien](https://www.instagram.com/auld_stock/?hl=en)
    - Deep Roots Podcast Instagram: [Follow Deep Roots Podcast](https://www.instagram.com/deep_roots_podcast/?hl=en)
    We also want to give a shoutout to our series sponsor, O'Connells! If you're in Galway, be sure to visit O'Connells just off Eyre Square. Whether you're looking for a cozy chat over a pint or a lively night with live bands and DJs, O'Connells has it all. And don't forget to try the best pizza and home-cooked chips in Ireland by The Dough Bros and Pratai. It's all about connections and enjoying each other at O'Connell's.
    Visit their website: [O'Connells Galway](https://oconnellsgalway.ie/) and follow them on Instagram: [O'Connells on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/oconnellsgalway)
    Cheers to a season filled with adventure and great connections!

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    • 27 min
    The Hours Before the Summit Push at 4,800 Meters: Who Will Make it to the Top?

    The Hours Before the Summit Push at 4,800 Meters: Who Will Make it to the Top?

    In this gripping episode of Deep Roots Podcast, we join our intrepid climbers on their journey to conquer a mountain of staggering proportions. Through the challenges of high-altitude climbing, moments of camaraderie, and the relentless pursuit of a dream, we witness the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Join us as we venture into the thin air, where every step brings them closer to the elusive summit, and where the desire to achieve more drives them to new heights.
    Don't miss this exhilarating episode of Deep Roots Podcast, where life's boundaries are pushed, and the world opens up to those who dare to strive for more.

    - **Introduction to the Ascent:** Our adventure begins as we leave Karanga camp on the upward ascent. This day promises an unusual twist, with a 5-hour hike to Kosovo camp followed by a midnight start for the summit push.
    - **Challenges and Triumphs:** As we climb to 4,800 meters, we witness the team's determination and resilience, even as the thin air takes a toll. They share stories of camaraderie and a quiz night that lifted spirits in this challenging environment.
    - **Facing Adversity:** The group faces the harsh reality of high-altitude climbing. The doctor's words remind them of the importance of safety over reaching the top. Health and caution become paramount.
    - **The Summit Push:** With the camp at 4,800 meters reached, they prepare for the final ascent. Tensions rise as they anticipate the grueling climb ahead.
    - **Pushing Limits:** Our figurehead experiences a mix of emotions and physical challenges as they near the summit. The thin air and the mountain's unforgiving nature test their endurance.
    - **Group Dynamics:** The diverse team shares their experiences and struggles. Some confront mind games, while others draw strength from their past mountain summits.
    - **Guides and Support:** The team is in the capable hands of experienced guides and porters, ensuring their safety throughout this perilous journey.
    - **Moments of Respite:** Amidst the difficulties, the podcast host reflects on the beauty of the mountain and the haunting Swahili songs sung by the Tanzanian guides.
    - **The Power of Striving:** The episode concludes with a powerful message, emphasizing the importance of pushing oneself to access untapped potential.

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
    This podcast is created by baLORE media
    Show Producer and Editor: Niall Killeney Taylor

    Don't miss out on the exciting adventures of Deep Roots Season 4! Follow Damien and the show on Instagram to stay updated:
    - Damien's Instagram: [Follow Damien](https://www.instagram.com/auld_stock/?hl=en)
    - Deep Roots Podcast Instagram: [Follow Deep Roots Podcast](https://www.instagram.com/deep_roots_podcast/?hl=en)
    We also want to give a shoutout to our series sponsor, O'Connells! If you're in Galway, be sure to visit O'Connells just off Eyre Square. Whether you're looking for a cozy chat over a pint or a lively night with live bands and DJs, O'Connells has it all. And don't forget to try the best pizza and home-cooked chips in Ireland by The Dough Bros and Pratai. It's all about connections and enjoying each other at O'Connell's.
    Visit their website: [O'Connells Galway](https://oconnellsgalway.ie/) and follow them on Instagram: [O'Connells on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/oconnellsgalway)
    Cheers to a season filled with adventure and great connections!

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

mwjp28 ,

Deep Roots podcast

Found the story of Damien on some obscure news flash! What a brilliant encounter that was. I’ve been watching and listening since they left NY!! I live in the middle of nowhere outside Yosemite National Park….. he’s accomplishing something I could never imagine! His “chop wood, carry water” saying has gotten me through some very tough health issues in the last 3 months. Cheers Damien, cheers 🎉

do hbjvc ,

Deep Roots

What an unbelievable journey and an unbelievable podcast. I love getting the daily updates from Damians endeavor. So interesting to get a psychological inside into his highs and lows. Nearly there Damian, keep to the good work 👍 Charlotte, NC, USA

Nudibranches ,

Life lessons

I am not an ocean rower nor an extreme athlete nor a big fitness buff. However, I am a life buff… I’m so many times I have heard Damian share nuggets of wisdom that helped me in my day, as well as my continuously growing worldview and life philosophy. Ocean rowing is a great metaphor for life… chop wood and carry water all the way through enlightenment and to the other side! Damian is a master of mind control, and this is some thing I struggle with, so I am always interested in hearing how he gets through the most difficult, taxing, boring, repetitive, non-favored tasks and still identifies meaning in the experience.My own journey is one of sobriety and recovery, which is a lifelong practice requiring much self reflection, goalsetting, and humility.

I started following Damian during his first ocean row because I happen to have a connection to Antigua from my past and there were Antiguan rowers in the race he was doing, I got hooked thru social media. But I’m glad I’ve stayed along for the journey, looking forward to many more adventures! Thank you, sir! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽

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