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A window into the movers and shakers of the natural places where we love to play. Hosted by San Francisco Chronicle Travel Editor Greg Thomas, the show features in-depth interviews with world-class professional athletes pushing the bounds of human achievement, as well as the influencers and advocates shaping our ideas about the outdoors.

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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

A window into the movers and shakers of the natural places where we love to play. Hosted by San Francisco Chronicle Travel Editor Greg Thomas, the show features in-depth interviews with world-class professional athletes pushing the bounds of human achievement, as well as the influencers and advocates shaping our ideas about the outdoors.

    Pro Skier Hazel Birnbaum on Retiring at 33

    Pro Skier Hazel Birnbaum on Retiring at 33

    Lake Tahoe skier Hazel Birnbaum has traveled the globe on the freeskiing circuit for most of a decade, but this winter she decided to officially retire from the sport. What does that look like for a 33-year-old?
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    • 37 min
    Rock Climber Pete Whittaker on the Magic of Suffering

    Rock Climber Pete Whittaker on the Magic of Suffering

    Pete Whittaker stops by to talk about his unique approach to rock climbing, why he loves suffering and his new book, Crack Climbing, out in January.
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    • 44 min
    Lake Tahoe’s First Private Ski Area

    Lake Tahoe’s First Private Ski Area

    White Wolf would be Northern California's first private ski area -- like a gated community for skiing in Lake Tahoe. Owner Troy Caldwell sits down to run through how the whole thing would work and how his project represents the future of skiing in Lake Tahoe.
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    • 26 min
    Big-Wave Surfer Grant Washburn

    Big-Wave Surfer Grant Washburn

    San Francisco surfer Grant Washburn comes on to talk surfing culture in the city. We cover the uncertainty around the future of the famous Mavericks surfing contest, the closing of SF's 50-year-old surfing shop Wise, and the emergence of the City Surf Project.
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    • 32 min
    California's Secret BASE Jumpers

    California's Secret BASE Jumpers

    BASE jumper Daniel Ristow is on a mission to pioneer legal BASE jumping spots in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. (Click here for our feature story on his mission.) We discuss the state's secretive BASE community, Daniel's first jump and much more.
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    • 37 min
    Corey Rich on Photography, Yosemite Climbing and South Lake Tahoe's Future

    Corey Rich on Photography, Yosemite Climbing and South Lake Tahoe's Future

    Adventure photographer Corey Rich stopped by to talk about shooting rock climbers on El Capitan, South Lake Tahoe's exciting future, and his new book, "Stories Behind the Images."
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

sf-spurs ,

The best of the Bay Area...

... is the balance of the state. Great podcast and a good reminder to get after it in the backcountry.

Katie999999999999 ,

Awesome pod!

Greg does an awesome job with prepping interesting questions, and it’s pretty amazing to hear the crazy stories and perspectives of these extreme athletes.

Matty C 24 ,

Great guest list and insightful host

Great lineup of movers and shakers in the outdoor world. Greg brings a lot of preparation to his interviews and isn't there just to blow smoke, which I appreciate, it makes it easier to connect with his guests. Great way to stay connected and get more insight into what's out there. Thanks Greg, keep up the good work!

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