52 episodes

Elevating the voice of the everyday adventurer. All kinds of adventures. All kinds of people. Brought to you by Sarah (and Kristen in Season 1), Gubbi Gubbi Country, QLD, Australia.
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Into the Wee Hours Podcast Sarah Pendergrass

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    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

Elevating the voice of the everyday adventurer. All kinds of adventures. All kinds of people. Brought to you by Sarah (and Kristen in Season 1), Gubbi Gubbi Country, QLD, Australia.
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    Ben Fallon, Bicycle advocate on bikepacking 1000s of KMs with young children and fat bike racing and adventuring across the Simpson Desert

    Ben Fallon, Bicycle advocate on bikepacking 1000s of KMs with young children and fat bike racing and adventuring across the Simpson Desert

    Episode 52!
    Today's conversation is with the super inspiring, Meanjin, Brisbane based bicycling advocate, Ben Fallon.
    Ben shares with us how his love for riding bikes has been so pivotal in his life, including:
    Adventuring with his two young children, taking them bikepacking from the ages of 2 and 4Family bikepacking 1000km routes across Tasmania and in New Zealand and tips on choosing gear for bikepacking with childrenFat biking across the Simpson Desert on an adventure, following in the footsteps of Australian explorer, Cecil MadiganStage Racing the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge several timesHis upcoming European adventure, riding 5000+KM from Norway to Spain along EuroVelo 3
    If you're looking for tips on bikepacking with young children, or on riding across the Simpson Desert, or the multitude of other topics we touched on, Ben can be found on Instagram at @benny_pacer
    Thanks as always to the podcast Patreon supporters - you're amazing! You can help keep the podcast lights on and join the community here: www.patreon.com/intotheweehourspodcast

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Sophie Gray, on life & movement after a stem cell transplant; leukaemia recovery while through-hiking the Heysen Trail; camel trekking and sharing her love and practice of yoga

    Sophie Gray, on life & movement after a stem cell transplant; leukaemia recovery while through-hiking the Heysen Trail; camel trekking and sharing her love and practice of yoga

    Episode 51! Today I speak to the very lovely Sophie Gray, originally from the UK, now based on SA's Fleurieu Peninsula.
    Sophie generously shares with us her reality of a shock diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at 29, which subsequently resulted in a lifesaving stem cell transplant. While trapped in a hospital ward for over a month, Sophie looked out of the hospital windows at the countryside surrounding Adelaide, wishing she were out exploring. Indeed nature and movement have formed a major part of Sophie's recovery, and without having ever gone on a multiday hike before, Sophie embarked on a through hike of the 1200km Heysen Trail as part of her journey.
    Now working as a yoga teacher, we cover a range of topics including:
    the magic of yoga, meditation and breathworkmovement as medicinehow you may be able to make a difference to someone else's life through the stem cell registrySophie's own Yoga after Cancer course creationhiking the 1200km Heysen Trail (with a few days left to complete, thanks to a sprained ankle along the way!)Camel trekking through the desert
    Sophie references the organisations Strength to Give and Ur the Cure.
    We also mention Sophie Matterson's book, The Crossing.
    You can find Sophie on Instagram at @sophiegrayyoga
    Thanks as always to the podcast Patreon supporters - you're amazing! You can help keep the podcast lights on and join the community here: www.patreon.com/intotheweehourspodcast


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Evan Howard, Terra Rosa Gear founder & Arc'teryx Design Ambassador on creating, adventuring & packrafting, plus perspectives on life & adventure as a first time father

    Evan Howard, Terra Rosa Gear founder & Arc'teryx Design Ambassador on creating, adventuring & packrafting, plus perspectives on life & adventure as a first time father

    Episode 50! Wow. And what a great Episode 50 as I'm joined by the super down to earth and engaging, Evan Howard, generously sharing his time with me (on his birthday!) from his home on Wurundjeri Country.
    As an accomplished mountaineer, skier, climber, bikepacker and much more, not to mention a talented creator, this was a wide ranging conversation with Evan. Tune in to hear it all! A few of the topics we touched on include:
    the evolution of his business, Terra Rosa Gear, creating and sewing lightweight gear for many adventure purposesbeing an Arc'teryx Design Ambassador and part of the ReBird upcycling program (...and for the dog lovers, Barctery'x!)life as a first time father, adventuring with Gwendolyn and his changing views of risk tolerance through life, especially now as a DadPackrafting and the versatility of these boats when it comes to exploringUnderstanding the environment you're adventuring in and the crew you're going with - and the value of backcountry training and courses like Remote Area and Wilderness First Aid
    Evan mentions Schusser Threads, Packraft Australia, Survive First Aid,
    You can find Evan on Instagram at @terra_rosa_gear
    To support the show and keep the lights on, check out www.patreon.com/intotheweehourspodcast - any donation of any size means the world to me and to keeping the podcast going!
    And not forgetting, the amazing new podcast music, courtesy of Allie Geddes (Episode 28) @themisadventuresofalice


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Rhianna Knight, founder of Amble on creating an outdoor apparel brand focussed on women and sustainability, plus multiday hiking adventures of her own!

    Rhianna Knight, founder of Amble on creating an outdoor apparel brand focussed on women and sustainability, plus multiday hiking adventures of her own!

    Episode 49! Today's episode is a laughter filled, insightful conversation with Rhianna Knight, based on Wurundjeri Country. Rhianna is a fashion designer, hiker, founder of Amble Outdoors and all in all, a really joyful, inspiring creative and adventurous human.
    While out on her own hiking adventures, including in Patagonia, Rhianna realised that while the gear she was wearing was technically appropriate for the conditions, her sense of personal style was totally missing in the then offering for women in the outdoors. Building on her experience as a Fashion Design student, and a really valuable internship in a small snow sports brand where her responsibilities were huge and wide ranging, Rhianna set out to design her own line of outdoor apparel which women can feel good in, while also focusing on sustainability throughout the journey.
    Rhianna shares with us so many gems when it comes to the realities of creating, and continuing to evolve "Amble" with sustainability in mind, and her knowledge and passion in this space is so incredibly evident, along with her strong desire to see more women outdoors.
    Tune in to hear about many things not limited to:
    building an outdoor apparel brandsustainability considerations in creating and choosing outdoor geardesigning for women and size inclusivity for womenRhianna's experience in multi-day hikes and her contrasting approaches to different (both solo and shared) adventures
    Amongst others that we no doubt didn't cover (!) Rhianna herself has hiked Wilsons Prom; Great Ocean Road Walk; Larapinta Trail; Grampians Peaks Trail, in addition to her overseas adventures. It's clear that her very open minded and really balanced approach to her own adventures brings such an inclusive perspective to the development of her own brand.
    Rhianna mentions the book "Let my People Go Surfing" - Yvon Chouinard.
    To find Rhianna online, visit @amble.outdoors or www.ambleoutdoors.com.au
    Thanks so much to our newest Patreon sign up - Allison W - and to all of our patrons, I appreciate you so much! To support the show and keep the lights on, check out www.patreon.com/intotheweehourspodcast - any donation of any size means the world to me and to keeping the podcast going!
    And not forgetting, the amazing new podcast music, courtesy of Allie Geddes (Episode 28) @themisadventuresofalice

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Patrick Farnsworth, Texas based podcast host and bikepacking event creator on "Bikes or Death", building community, "riding your damn bike" and choosing health and adventure over alcoholism

    Patrick Farnsworth, Texas based podcast host and bikepacking event creator on "Bikes or Death", building community, "riding your damn bike" and choosing health and adventure over alcoholism

    Episode 48. Well, there's nothing quite like kicking off Season 2 and Sarah solo hosting, by chatting to Patrick Farnsworth, creator of Bikes or Death podcast - a conversational bikepacking, adventure cycling podcast that hit over a MILLION downloads in 2023!
    Patrick was super generous with his time, dialling in from Texas, USA, with wide ranging conversation covering everything from podcasting to parenting; mental health to miles on the bike, to entrepreneurial spirit and bikepacking events. We also chatted about:

    Life living and adventuring in Texas, where less than 3% of land is public landsCreating a whole new series of bikepacking style events, including the Texas Showdown series. Check this out - for the lowdown, slowdown, showdown and of course, the hoedown!Experiencing life as a single parent of two young daughters in TexasLiving with ADHD and social anxiety and the ways this manifests itself in lifeInclusivity in events and community - including encouraging non-male participation and BIPOC focussed eventsCreating really meaningful life shifts, moving from a place of alcoholism to a far healthier, "total life optimisation" and feeling great for itPatrick's personal riding goals including some significant rides to start the year, including but not limited to - Mid South 100 mile gravel race; Ozark Gravel Despair 200 miles and an Individual Time Trial on the 300 mile Arizona Trail race sectionPatrick also references the books: Wild, Cheryl Strayed and Last Child in the Woods – Richard LouvBrendan Leonard's Practice Maximum Enthusiasm essay - can be found on his site here and his Instagram @semi_rad
    Patrick's Instagram: @bikesordeath
    If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to rate and review the podcast or share and tag us on Instagram @intotheweehourspodcast
    A HUGE thanks also to the podcast patrons - I am SO grateful for your support. If you'd like to join the Patreon family, you can check it out at www.patreon.com/intotheweehourspodcast Every contribution makes a huge difference, thank you! And not forgetting, the amazing new podcast music, courtesy of Allie Geddes (Episode 28) @themisadventuresofalice

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    New season teaser! Sarah checks in with 2024 podcast plans

    New season teaser! Sarah checks in with 2024 podcast plans

    Welcome to Episode 47 and a new season of the Into the Wee Hours Podcast.
    This is brief check in from Sarah to say thank you to you all for sticking by us this past couple of years - we appreciate all of our listeners, guests and Patreon patrons enormously.
    With a change in hosts, it's now time to reinvigorate the podcast with regular scheduling and a whole bunch of awesome new guests. It's just Sarah taking the reins now and she's committed to continuing to elevate the voice of the everyday adventurer.
    Tune in to hear about:
    the past year and reflections on the podcastthe vision going forward including regular schedulingPatreon updatesand maybe even a chance to meet in person at an Into the Wee Hours podcast campout!
    Thanks so much for your support of the podcast. Sarah (and Ness - who gives one single bark to just welcome in the new year, and then she's quiet, promise!).
    If you'd like to help keep the lights on, I'd be so incredibly grateful: www.patreon.com/intotheweehourspodcast
    Don't forget to hit "follow" if you don't already, so you don't miss out on this year's episodes!
    Happy adventuring and I'll be back VERY soon with our first guest of 2024 - it's a big one.
    You can find Sarah on Instagram at @allthegearnaeidea and @intotheweehourspodcast


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