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A UK Adventure of the Year, Will Copestake shares three great adventures in this podcast.  Will sea kayaked around Scotland then climbed all the mountain over 3000ft, traveling between them by bike.  He became a sea kayak guide in Patagonia Chile, before organising his own expeditions.  He also runs a sea kayak guiding business in Scotland.Most recently, he just made it home to Scotland before Coronavirus closed everything down and Will speaks to us from self-isolation.Kayak Summer Isles - Will's guiding business in ScotlandWill Copestake MediaKayak in PatagoniaTwitterInstagram FacebookPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
What’s it like to film in minus 50degress at the south pole?  In a jungle looking for venomous creatures?  In a slot cave barely twelve inches high?  On the summit of Everest?  Keith Partridge knows because he has done it, including the climbing sequences on Touching the Void.  He shares stories from all these adventures in this podcast.Keith is now one of the world's most sought after adventure camera operators.  He has won an Emmy plus a host of other awards, including the International Alliance for Mountain Film's Grand Prize.Keith's book on AmazonPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
In the world of ultra distance hiking Chris Townsend is outstanding.  20+ books to his credit, the gear editor of Great Outdoors magazine, and the first person to complete a round of the Munros and tops (not as said in introduction) in a continuous journey entirely on foot.In this podcast, Chris shares advice for hikers tackling the 2021 TGO Challenge, a backpacking event across Scotland that has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID19. Mainly we talk about two amazing ultra-distance walks on the Arizona Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail.Chris’ websiteTwitter @townsendoutdoorIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Franco Ferrero and his partner Cath are sailing around the world, slowly.  In five and a half years they've only traveled half-way and have squeezed lots of adventure into the journey.Franco is a former Head of Paddlesport at Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre in Wales, and author of the books White Water Safety and Rescue, and Sea Kayak Navigation.  He's the man behind Pesda Press which publishes great outdoor sports books (including mine) and which Franco has been running from his yacht Caramor.They were back in the UK when COVID19 struck, which has mixed blessings as we'll hear.Pesda Press website     Facebook  Franco on FacebookSailing Diary of Yacht CaramorIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Justine Curgenven is a highly accomplished expedition sea kayaker.  She helped to keep safe Sarah Outen, the round-the-world adventurer, when the pair became the first people to kayak the Aleutian Islands, the chain which stretches from Alaska into the Pacific Ocean.This interview is a companion piece to Podcast 21 with Sarah Outen.  However, it goes further and explores Justine's more recent adventures, now she has moved from Wales to Vancouver Island, Canada.Justine Curgenven's film of Kayaking the Aleutians on CackleTVCackleTV.comTwitter  YouTube  Facebook    Sarah Outen's film Home on Vimeo If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
After winning three paralympic medals, hand-bike racer Karen Darke is tackling a long ride on every continent.  It's part of her Quest 79, an ambitious project bringing together sporting and bikepacking, hoping to recruit others to tackle their own Quest 79 projects.We spoke over Skype with Karen in Majorca where  the Spanish authorities have locked down hard.Karen's website, including Quest 79 and Pole of Possibility is KarenDarke.comKaren Darke on TwitterBBC Radio porgramme about the Murray River ridePlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
For those of us who love swimming in crystal clear water, beside white sand beaches, the Outer Hebrides is a dream destination. Colin Macleod swims there daily (albeit just short dips at the moment during the current restrictions, and the Coastguard is informed).Colin shares stories about swimming and swim camping around the islands off the Outer Hebrides; about being part of the relay team that swam sixty miles from St Kilda; about being rescued from an attempt to swim from the Isle of Lewis to the mainland.  Colin also tells what it was likely to successfully complete that epic swim, only the second person to achieve it, heading back home across The Minch.  He also has a few suggestions for those who want to dip their toes into wild swimming.  Our chat was recorded a couple of weeks ago at the start of the COVID19 restrictions.Colin's websiteFacebook   Twitter   YouTube  Instagram  Flannan Islands StoryPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
Kevin Woods is only third person to have completed a winter round of Scotland's Munros, mountains over 300pft high.  That's 282 mountains in 97 days in the long, soaking wet, depths of a Scottish winter.Living in his van, with only a few friends for support, Kevin had to support himself.  As if walking 1400 miles wasn't enough, he had to shop, cook, dry kit, plan routes and check weather himself, then drive to the ranges which looked most promising.  He only just finished as the Coronavirus lockdown came into force.Kevin's Instagram   YouTube Channel   WebsiteIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
When you watch spectacular adventures on TV it’s easy to forget about the teams of people who’re filming the adventurers.  Very often those teams have been led by Richard Else.  A judge at Banff Mountain Film Festival, Richard talks about the people he’s worked with; the challenging environments he has worked in; the many and varied difficulties of making a great adventure film, including managing not to die.  At a time when the tech need to shoot and edit a movie fits in a pocket, Richard shares thoughts on making great adventure films with the latest technology.Richard's programmes are available at Mountain MediaThe charity Richard mentions is The Little Sherpa FoundationPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
He is probably the world’s best known sea kayaker, partly because of his award winning instructional films, but mainly because Gordon Brown is such a good coach.Gordon is a friend but I haven’t seen him for ages because he has moved his family from the west coast of Scotland to the west coast of Canada.  In this podcast we’ll talk about his early days of canoeing, teaching in Nepal, and a fantastic trip to Greenland with the late Duncan Winning to trace the history of a sea kayak.  Plus we dive into Gordon's new book, Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue. Ocean Rivers Sports, CanadaFacebook Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown - films & booksIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Sarah Outen circumnavigated the northern hemisphere using only human power.  Well, almost.  She traveled by bike, rowing boat and kayak and this is the first of two podcasts about that journey.  The second podcast is an interview with Justine Curgenven, who was Sarah’s companion on a massive sea kayaking stretch of the journey along the chain of Aleutian Islands off Alaska.  The film of the journey is called 'Home' and is now available (at a reduced price) on Vimeo of Demand here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sarahoutenhomeSarahOuten.com   Twitter   Instagram  Sarah's book, Dare to Do on Amazon Justine Curgenven's film of Kayaking the Aleutians on CackleTVIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
One of Scotland's most outstanding athletes with numerous world-first swims to her credit including the Pentland Firth, from Orkney to Mainland Scotland, and The Minch from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides back to the Mainland.Colleen talks in detail about those swims, growing up in a family where swimming the English Channel was a normal, almost required, thing to do.  Plus she gives swimming tips for dealing with jellyfish.Please buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
The first person to cycle, run and swim Lands End to John o’Groats.  The world’s farthest triathlon, entirely self supported around the coast of Britain.  The fastest trans-Europe bike ride E-W.  Sean Conway took all three records and we cover each one in this one hour podcast, itself something of an ultra.If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaSeanConway.com    Sean's Shop   Sean's YouTubeTwitter     Instagram    FacebookSean's books on AmazonSean Conway, Europe or Bust filmAmazon PrimeSean Conway, On The Edge FilmAmazon Prime Sean Conway, Running Britain FilmAmazon Prime
An extra podcast because this can't wait.  Specific advice for outdoors people who’re staying active during our partial lock-down comes from a cyclist who is also a medical expert and will soon be working with the Scottish Government. Professor Chris Oliver is known as The Cycling Surgeon.  What’s less well known is he kayaked for Great Britain, tackling gnarly expeditions in wild parts of the world.  We talk about that and cycling across the United States of America from Los Angeles to Boston.We start with the current state of the crisis as seen from inside the NHS in Scotland.Prof Chris Oliver on Twitter  Website Please buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
The name Jonas Deichmann might not be too familiar to English speaking adventurers, but in three years he set three huge long-distance transcontinental unsupported cycling records.2017  14,000km Eurasia 64days (Portugal to Vladivostok)2018  23,112km Pan-American solo 97 days (cutting a month off previous record)2019  18,000km North Cape, Norway, to Cape Town, South Africa 72 days (again, a month off previous record)The film of Cape to Cape will be out in September 2020.Coronavirus permitting, Jonas attempt the world's longest triathlon record in 2020 which will take him around the globe.YouTube  Instagram  FacebookIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
We're switching from two podcasts a week to one podcast, starting this week.  The podcast was my small response to the Coronavirus crisis.  With restrictions easing slightly we all have more time to do stuff, so there’s less need for quite so many of these podcasts to keep us occupied; and I have less time to make them.  Also I’m not sure how long they’ll continue.  It largely depends upon whether I can continue to get really good guests, and whether people continue to listen.You can help us get more listeners by leaving a review with whatever podcast player you use.  The stats show most of you use the Apple player, so a review on iTunes or Apple Podcasts would be of enormous help.So look out for new podcasts dropping on Fridays, just in time for the weekend.  Please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
One rider, many different types of adventure.  Lee Craigie has been an elite mountain bike racer who represented Great Britain in the World and European Championships, and Scotland at the Commonwealth games.  She started social enterprise type projects such as Cycle Therapy and more recently The Adventure Syndicate.  She's the Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland  But her first love is as a wilderness trail rider tackling the Silk Road Race and setting a female record on the Highland Trail 550.  Many different types of adventure, and Lee takes us through them all.  She was self-isolating when we recorded this but is fine now.Website Twitter  InstagramThe Adventure Syndicate  WikipediaWatch Lee's TedX Talk 'Ride like a girl'Please buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
It’s hard to know which of Alastair Humphreys' many adventures to chat about.  He has cycled the world, rowed the Atlantic, run Sahara marathons and much more.  After those epics, he adapted his exploration to Micro Adventures and wrote the manual.  In this podcast Alastair talks about crossing the Empty Quarter Desert, busking his way through Spain, and the tricky business of being a professional adventurer.  Nowadays that seems to require the additional skills of being a writer, film maker and podcaster.  So why does Alastair give away so much content, including all his latest book The Doorstep Mile?Website: AlastairHumphreys.comLiving Adventurously BlogAlastair’s booksYouTube channel Twitter   Facebook   InstagramPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
Donnie has won the British trail running championships, a Skyrunning world series race, represented Great Britain, has made speed ascents of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, and now coaches runners.Here he share stories of those adventures and in particular his record breaking winter Ramsay Round of 24 Munros in 24 hours in hash, dark, winter conditions.  He’ll also share some ideas of staying fit during a lock-down.  Donnie's website is GetActiveRunning.comTwitter  Facebook InstagramPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
Jenny Tough is running the world's mountains solo and unsupported.  Everything she needs she carries and yet somehow manages to make films of these great adventures.  In between she’s managing to squeeze in little jaunts like cycling the Silk Road Mountain Race.  JennyTough.com   YouTube Channel   Instagram   Type 2 Fun Ultra RunPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
She is the fastest woman to cycle around the world.  What’s more Jenny Graham did it entirely unsupported.  She took the Guinness World Record rules and made them harder.Here we talk about the preparation and rides leading up to the big one, including cycling Lands End to John O’Groats unsupported in just four days during the dark, depths of winter. Twitter         InstagramThe Adventure Syndicate Jenny's Round The World Podcast Please buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
He’s a mountain bike racer who graduated from day races, to 24 hour events, to stage races.  Then Josh Ibbett moved into ultra endurance bike packing and won one of the biggest, the Transcontinental.Here we speak about that race, Josh’s early racing career, his bikes and the Tour Divide Race on which he came 6th last year and had been hoping for a win in 2020.Josh's YouTube   Instagram   TwitterIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Colin and his paddling partner Davis were the first people to circumnavigate Great Britain in an open canoe.  Quite a trip for someone who spent most of his life as a climber, graduating to the big walls of Yosemite valley.Colin has just written a very good book about their journey, Only Fools and White Horses available through his website Soure-2-Sea.co.ukPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
As if cycling around the world wasn’t hard enough, Markus Stitz did it on a single speed bike.  Twenty one thousand miles, and deliberately avoided any notion that he’d achieve a Guinness world record.His website are bikepackingscotland.com and markusstitz.comHe organises Dirt Dash eventsHe's on Twitter and InstagramPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcast
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Podcast Details

Started
Mar 25th, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 16th, 2020
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
11
Avg. Episode Length
37 minutes
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