17 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
    • 4.8 • 389 Ratings

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.

    Tragedy on the Appalachian Trail Part 2

    Tragedy on the Appalachian Trail Part 2

    When there's trouble on the trail, who are you supposed to call? In this week's episode, we examine the missed chances that led to the unthinkable one spring evening on the Appalachian Trail.
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    • 29 min
    Tragedy on the Appalachian Trail Part 1

    Tragedy on the Appalachian Trail Part 1

    To be a hiker is to accept a certain amount of risk. And yet the freedom to expose ourselves to that danger is part of the draw, but, as our next story shows, you never know what – or who – is coming down the trail.
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    • 21 min
    Mystery on the Mountain

    Mystery on the Mountain

    In October of 2010 search and rescue volunteer Pam Bales happened across an unconscious man while on a solo hike up New Hampshire's Mt. Washington. As the weather became life-threatening, Bales struggled to help the man to safety, all the while wondering what led him up the peak in the first place.
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    • 27 min
    Buried in a Rockslide

    Buried in a Rockslide

    Blue skies in Grand Teton National Park turn gray when a group of hikers are caught in a powerful rockslide.
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    • 27 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
389 Ratings

389 Ratings

A stinky diaper ,

Awesome Podcast!

I wish there were more episodes!! PLEASE keep them coming!

ddawgdavywavy ,

Best wilderness podcast

Love the stories and I hope there will be another season soon!

Texjannie ,

Captivating!

My favorite podcast! Please keep the stories coming! The drive for survival and human endurance is so fascinating!

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