20 episodes

Women of the Wild highlights the incredible women who explore, adventure, and break boundaries in the outdoors.

Women Of The Wild Ashly Winchester

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Women of the Wild highlights the incredible women who explore, adventure, and break boundaries in the outdoors.

    Ep. 20: Sunny Stroeer & Ashly Winchester on the Magic Trail

    Ep. 20: Sunny Stroeer & Ashly Winchester on the Magic Trail

    Supported by Gnarly Nutrition.

    Sunny Stroeer is back! This time, Sunny and I share a discussion about our recent adventure on a route that we nicknamed the "Magic Trail." What the heck is the Magic Trail? It's obscure. It's rugged. It's remote. And it's fantastic.

    In this episode, Sunny and I chat about our experiences on this seemingly magical route, how we went about our decision-making processes, our risk assessments, drinking questionable water, changing our perspectives, and why we chase big things.

    Get ready to be stabbed by cacti and bivvy under the stars with us as we recount a wild experience on the Tuckup Trail.

    Be sure to check out the links below!

    Links:
    The Magic Trail YouTube video by Sunny Stroeer
    Tuckin' Up The Tuckup - Sunny's Trip Report on the Tuckup Trail
    AWExpeditions
    AWE Summit Scholarship Foundation
    Aconcagua Virtual Summit Challenge
    Dreamland Safari Tours



    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)

    • 53 min
    Ep. 19: Emily Keddie

    Ep. 19: Emily Keddie

    Emily is an endurance athlete with a proclivity for adrenaline-packed adventures. You can find her free-soloing rock of somewhat questionable quality, running 100-mile races, or taking off on lengthy and extremely remote backpacking trips involving the need for navigational prowess.
    Emily is rarely without her furry best friend, Jolly, a golden retriever who loves adventuring just as much as Emily does.
    In this episode, we dive into Emily’s adventures, but also discuss our tendency as humans to compare ourselves to others, and managing the negative feelings that come from this.
    She's candid, kind, so much fun, and truly inspiring.

    Follow Emily
    Instagram: @emilyin.thewild

    Emily's FKTs
    Fastest Known Time

    Mentioned in Episode
    Black Canyon 100k
    Broken Arrow Skyrace
    Wasatch 100
    Moab 240
    Javalina Jundred

    Small Business Shoutout
    AdventurUs Women

    Follow Womxn Of The Wild on Instagram: @womxnofthewild
    Follow Ashly on Instagram: @ashly.winchester

    Like what you hear? Want to keep inspiring womxn in the outdoors? Please support the show over at Patreon. Or keep me burning that midnight oil by treating me to a coffee ;)

    Thanks for the love, and Stay Wild!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 18: Tara Warren

    Ep. 18: Tara Warren

    Tara Warren is an accomplished ultra-distance runner and running coach, but she hasn't always fearlessly tackled 100-milers. Tara discusses her journey into long-distance running and her first experiences on trails, as well as some of the mental strategies she uses to stay focused in her races and training. Tara also candidly shares some of her DNF experiences - you know we love to chat about failure here!

    Follow Tara
    Instagram: @runwithtara

    Book Reference:
    Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee

    Song Reference:
    Superbloom by Misterwives

    Like what you hear? Want to keep inspiring womxn in the outdoors? Please support the show over at Patreon. Or keep me burning that midnight oil by treating me to a coffee ;)

    Thanks for the love, and Stay Wild!

    Follow Womxn Of The Wild on Instagram: @womxnofthewild
    Follow Ashly on Instagram: @ashly.winchester
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 17: Ellen Falterman - Adventure Traveler

    Ep. 17: Ellen Falterman - Adventure Traveler

    This episode's guest is Ellen Falterman, also known as Ellen Magellen. I can’t quite describe who she is in this short intro, but I’ll try, and hopefully I’ll do her some justice. I guess I would call her an expeditionist. Ellen embarks on multi-month expeditions. The most recent of which involved paddling a canoe over 2,000 miles. She is a true adventure traveller, and every experience leads her to dream bigger. In this episode, we talk a lot about her expeditions, we chat about the loss of a family member and how it spurred her to set off on a solo adventure, and we discuss the next big expedition she has in the works. Ellen drops some knowledge bombs throughout this episode as well. Trust me when I say you don’t want to miss out on the 3 D’s.

    Follow Ellen
    Instagram: @ellenmagellenexpeditions
    Website: EllenMagellenExpeditions.com

    Small Business Shout-out
    Kate George - illustrator & surface pattern designer.
    Instagram: @kategeorgepnw
    Website: KateGeorgePNW.com

    Like what you hear? Want to keep inspiring womxn in the outdoors? Please support the show over at Patreon. Or keep me burning that midnight oil by treating me to a coffee ;)

    Thanks for the love, and Stay Wild!

    Follow Womxn Of The Wild on Instagram: @womxnofthewild
    Follow Ashly on Instagram: @ashly.winchester
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)

    • 59 min
    Ep. 16: Sabrina Stanley on Nolan's 14

    Ep. 16: Sabrina Stanley on Nolan's 14

    Sabrina is a professional ultra-distance runner, run coach, and all-around badass. As with a lot of runners in the time of COVID,  the virus really threw a wrench in her race plans for this year. But Sabrina was flexible and instead of dwelling on that, she was able to pivot and focus her attention on a big objective she had been eyeing for a while: a classic Colorado route called Nolan’s 14. Sabrina got to know this route really well, to say the least. 
    This episode is full of little nuggets of ultra-running wisdom as Sabrina recounts her experiences on Nolan’s 14.

    Follow Sabrina
    Instagram: @sabrinaleannstanley
    Website: SabrinaStanley.com

    Like what you hear? Want to keep inspiring womxn in the outdoors? Please support the show over at Patreon. Or keep me burning that midnight oil by treating me to a coffee ;)

    Thanks for the love, and Stay Wild!

    Follow Womxn Of The Wild on Instagram: @womxnofthewild
    Follow Ashly on Instagram: @ashly.winchester

    Cover art photo credit goes to @howiesternphoto
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)

    • 54 min
    Ep. 15: Jillian Brown - PTSD and the Energy Within

    Ep. 15: Jillian Brown - PTSD and the Energy Within

    To Jillian Brown, PTSD doesn’t stand for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it stands for Perseverance, Trust, Strength, and Determination, because that’s what she found as she’s navigated through her personal journey with PTSD. 
    Jillian has a unique understanding of PTSD. She left everything behind to leave an abusive relationship. She was homeless and lost. Seeking out professional help, Jillian was diagnosed with PTSD, but was given very little information and even fewer options.
    Jillian has found strength, determination, and direction through connecting with nature and moving her body. In this episode of WOTW, we talk about the healing power of the wilderness and exercise, how a squirrel taught her the meaning of life, and the adventures that have shaped her into the incredible human she is today.

    Follow Jillian
    Instagram: @jillianabrownphotography
    Facebook: Jill Brown

    Find Camp My Way
    Instagram: @campmyway
    Website: campmyway.com

    If you are a victim of domestic violence, please don’t give up. There are resources available, and you are not alone.
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: thehotline.org or 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

    Online mental health counseling: BetterHelp.com

    Like what you hear? Want to keep inspiring womxn in the outdoors? Please support the show over at Patreon. Or keep me burning that midnight oil by treating me to a coffee ;)

    Thanks for the love, and Stay Wild!

    Follow Womxn Of The Wild on Instagram: @womxnofthewild
    Follow Ashly on Instagram: @ashly.winchester
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/womxnofthewild)

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

FKTcurious ,

More than superficial, broad and deep!

Ashly does an amazing job of covering the breadth of her guests experience while still asking great follow up questions to dive a bit deeper that the usual superficial conversations around them. Get into the heart of adventure with Womxn of the Wild.

oregonamerican ,

Great for adventurers, (and those who wish they were.)

Even if you have never been an “ultra”or “elite” athlete, this podcast inspires you to believe that you could. The perspectives that Ashly brings to the show helped shape the way that I think about adventure sports and about the variety of people who do them. Thanks!

#therealmattosten ,

Best

The best podcast on adventure and exploration one can get. Can’t wait for new episodes!

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