13 episodes

Raging rivers, hungry bears, huge avalanches—no matter how prepared you are, a walk in the woods can go from innocent to disastrous in the blink of an eye. Out Alive is a podcast series about real people who survived the unsurvivable. Each survivor takes you through what happened, from the packing mistakes to the missed signals to the plain bad luck, while experts and witnesses weigh in on how things went wrong.

Out Alive from BACKPACKER Backpacker Magazine

    • Places & Travel

Raging rivers, hungry bears, huge avalanches—no matter how prepared you are, a walk in the woods can go from innocent to disastrous in the blink of an eye. Out Alive is a podcast series about real people who survived the unsurvivable. Each survivor takes you through what happened, from the packing mistakes to the missed signals to the plain bad luck, while experts and witnesses weigh in on how things went wrong.

    Stranded on Mt. Rainier

    Stranded on Mt. Rainier

    Yev Krasnitskiy and his three climber partners find themselves stranded without supplies while a storm prevents rescuers from reaching them.
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    • 28 min
    The Twenty-Ninth Day

    The Twenty-Ninth Day

    On a 600 mile canoe trip, Alex Messenger encounters a grizzly while hiking alone on the Canadian tundra.
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    • 37 min
    Injured on an Ice Ledge

    Injured on an Ice Ledge

    In 1999, Malcolm Daly fell 200 feet while climbing a remote Alaskan peak. He spent the next two nights stranded and alone on an ice ledge.
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    • 30 min
    Trapped in Quicksand

    Trapped in Quicksand

    Ryan Osmun, 35, took a wrong step while hiking in Zion National Park in February, and became trapped in quicksand.
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    • 31 min
    The Science of Survival

    The Science of Survival

    In our season finale, hear from experts to learn what's happening inside your brain during a survival scenario, what you can do to beat the odds, and how a former BACKPACKER editor nearly succumbed to the greatest threat out there—ourselves. 
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    • 34 min
    Disaster on Mt. Rainier Part 2

    Disaster on Mt. Rainier Part 2

    Stacy Liedle and her team continue to fight for their lives on the Emmons Glacier. With a storm fast approaching, the SAR team rushes to get everyone down safely—and then, tragedy strikes. 
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

GodsofThrash ,

Fantastic

Great podcast and great series!

HikerHeidi ,

LOVE

I love this podcast! Finally something I can listen to about the lifestyle I love! I literally can’t wait for the next episode every week.

donut_worry ,

So good!

Each of these episodes got me wanting to listen more and more. These stories sent chills down my spine, had me felt all sort of emotions, and I nearly cried at the gym when I listened to them! I also love the fact that each episode provides insightful resources as well as information about how we can go about to being better prepared for the outdoors. 11/10- would highly recommend to those who love hearing gnarly outdoor adventure stories and learning from others’ mistakes and experiences.

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