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Season Two – Episode 2: The Journey to Vulnerability with Melissa Arnot Reid

Melissa Arnot is probably best known as the first American woman to summit and descend Everest without supplemental oxygen (she’s summited six times in total). In 2012, the death of a fellow mountain guide and friend revealed a problem to her: the loss of a Himalayan high-altitude worker often means the loss of the main source of income for that person’s family. This realization inspired her and David Morton to found The Juniper Fund, which has now provided cost of living grants, vocational training, and small business grants to 48 families. On this episode, she teaches us about creating valuable change, accepting visceral uncomfortability, and fighting against the ‘American view’ of philanthropy.

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You can support The Juniper Fund and help us reach our goal of donating $5,000 by following the link below. Plus, if you donate $100 or more you get a Roam Academy membership for free!

https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3197520

You can listen to our interview with David Morton, co-founder of the Juniper Fund here.

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Season Two – Episode 1: Running for Justice with Jordan Daniel

Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is a fourth generation runner using her platform to raise awareness and help solve the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. On this week’s episode of Roam from Home, she tells the story of how she turned the practice of running into a force for good in her community, brings up frightening statistics about the effects of white supremacy on native populations, and explains how you can help her make a difference.

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Stay up to date with Jordan: https://www.instagram.com/nativein_la/

Get involved with her work: risinghearts.org

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Season Two – Preview: Intro to Effective Altruism with Cory Richards

National Geographic Photographer and Alpinist Cory Richards joins CJ and Terry to kick off our effective altruism season of Roam from Home. We discuss turning the solo act of climbing into a way to connect with the world, the power of photography in promoting activism, and what he’s learned from talking openly about his struggles with mental health.

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Note: this episode was recorded from a live interview on Clubhouse. Audio quality may be lower than usual. This season is sponsored by The Adventure Activist and Roam Academy. Follow us: @Roam & @TheAdventureActivist

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Roam From Home

season Two: Adventure Activist Podcast

For Season Two of our podcast, we have partnered with ROAM, a media company that strives to connect the adventure community to a life of purpose. This season we will explore the most effective ways that you can get involved in supporting podcast guest’s work as they use their platforms to improve the world around them. 

Roam from Home Podcast

FOR SEASON TWO OF OUR PODCAST, WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH ROAM, A MEDIA COMPANY THAT STRIVES TO CONNECT THE ADVENTURE COMMUNITY TO A LIFE OF PURPOSE. THIS SEASON WE WILL EXPLORE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS THAT YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING PODCAST GUEST’S WORK AS THEY USE THEIR PLATFORMS TO IMPROVE THE WORLD AROUND THEM.

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Season Two – Preview: Intro to Effective Altruism with Cory Richards

National Geographic Photographer and Alpinist Cory Richards joins CJ and Terry to kick off our effective altruism season of Roam from Home. We discuss turning the solo act of climbing into a way to connect with the world, the power of photography in promoting activism, and what he’s learned from talking openly about his struggles with mental health.

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Season Two – Episode 1: Running for Justice with Jordan Daniel

Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is a fourth generation runner using her platform to raise awareness and help solve the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. On this week’s episode of Roam from Home, she tells the story of how she turned the practice of running into a force for good in her community, brings up frightening statistics about the effects of white supremacy on native populations, and explains how you can help her make a difference.

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Season Two – Episode 2: The Journey to Vulnerability with Melissa Arnot Reid

Melissa Arnot is probably best known as the first American woman to summit and descend Everest without supplemental oxygen (she’s summited six times in total). In 2012, the death of a fellow mountain guide and friend revealed a problem to her: the loss of a Himalayan high-altitude worker often means the loss of the main source of income for that person’s family. This realization inspired her and David Morton to found The Juniper Fund, which has now provided cost of living grants, vocational training, and small business grants to 48 families. On this episode, she teaches us about creating valuable change, accepting visceral uncomfortability, and fighting against the ‘American view’ of philanthropy.

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GAVIN MCCLURG 

PROFESSIONAL PARAGLIDER / ADVENTURER / PODCAST HOST

Gavin McClurg is no stranger to adventure and exploration. He is a 2015 National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” for his unpowered paragliding expedition across the Canadian Rockies (documented in the Red Bull Media House feature film “The Rockies Traverse”). He became the first person to traverse the full length of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider (unsupported) in 2016 (documented in the Red Bull Media House feature film “North of Known”). He is the owner, founder and Captain of “Offshore Odysseys”, a global kitesurfing/surfing/sailing expedition. He has twice circumnavigated the world by sail, living at sea for 13 straight years, including short-handed roundings of both notorious capes (Horn and Good Hope). Gavin holds the former North American-record for foot launched cross-country paragliding, a flight of 240 miles deep into Montana from his home town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Gavin is the first American to complete the “toughest adventure race on Earth”, the Red Bull X-Alps a paragliding / foot race across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco. In ten days Gavin flew 1560 kilometers, walked 498 (12+ marathons) and scaled 52,000 meters of vertical ascent on foot (Everest 5 times).

Gavin's Projects

The Rockies Traverse

Traverse all 1,200km of the Rocky Mountains by paraglider with Gavin and Will Gadd – a world record breaking flight. 

NORTH OF KNOWN

Follow Gavin and Dave Turner as they make the first-ever attempt to paraglide across all 700km of the rugged and remote Alaska Range.

TED X

Watch Gavin’s recent TedX talk, “Making the Jump.” Too many people WISH instead of DO. If the safe road leads to regret, why don’t we take the path of more risk, but more reward? Using short films and life-stories Gavin McClurg takes us sailing around the world and paragliding across the Earth’s most remote mountains…but his greatest adventure is just beginning. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

cloudbase mayhem

Gavin is the host of the Cloudbase Mayhem podcast, where you will find fascinating and educational interviews with the best free-flight pilots in the world. If you fly a hanglider, paraglider, sailplane, wingsuit, or Hot Air balloon; if you fly acro or cross country, the Cloudbase Mayhem is where we glean how the great pilots of the world get there. 

JAY LEMERY, MD 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH SPECIALIST

Dr. Lemery is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is Chief of the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. He is the immediate Past-President of the Wilderness Medical Society and has provided medical direction to National Science Foundation subcontractors operating at both poles, most recently serving as the EMS Medical Director for the United States Antarctic Program. Dr. Lemery has an academic expertise in austere and remote medical care as well as the effects of climate change on human health. He serves as a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and sits on the National Academy of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a past term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the co-Editor of Global Climate Change and Human Heath: From Science to Practice (Jossey Bass, 2015). He serves as an advisor to the organization Climate for Health (ecoAmerica) and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. From 2005-2012, he was the Director of Cornell Wilderness Medicine and a member of the Global Health Steering Committee at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Lemery was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia and received his MD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. From 2003-04 he was chief resident in Emergency Medicine at NYU & Bellevue Hospitals. He also currently holds academic appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Harvard School of Public Health (FXB Center) where he is a Contributing Editor for its Journal Health and Human Rights and was Guest Editor for the June 2014 edition on ‘Climate Justice.’ He is affiliate faculty of the Colorado School of Public Health.

RYAN PATERSON, MD 

EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN / WILDERNESS EDUCATOR / HUMANITARIAN

Ryan Paterson attended the University of Vermont School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Wilderness/Altitude/Expedition Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado. He also holds advanced certifications in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) and in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). He is a practicing Emergency Physician for Kaiser Permanente at St Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. When not working, Ryan loves to spend time outdoors with his spouse and two children. He is an avid traveler and climber and a former distance athlete who continues to run, bike, and swim. Ryan has experience in large-race, medical event management and has helped provided medical support for the Leadville 100 ultra-marathon competition. Ryan also serves as co-course director for the Wilderness Medical Society and Universities of Colorado and Utah’s Diploma in Mountain Medicine Course (DiMM). He is the current United States delegate to the International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM). He also serves as medical director for the non-profit (Kolkata City Mission) working to establish sustainable development solutions in education, health, women’s empowerment, micro-enterprise and public-health for informal communities in and around Kolkata, India.

HAYLEY STUART 

WHITEWATER KAYAKER / FILM MAKER / ENVIRONMENTALIST

Hayley developed a passion for rivers as a whitewater kayaker at the age of sixteen. Kayaking in three continents exposed her to the crushing realities of mega-hydroelectric projects and their impacts on people and ecosystems. Inspired by the communities along Chile’s Maipo River, who campaigned against the Alto Maipo Hydroelectric Project, Hayley pursued studies in Environmental Science, Spanish and Anthropology at the University of Denver. In November 2016 she completed a dual major in Environmental Science and Spanish. Her thesis focused on the impact of social and environmental campaigns on Chile’s hydro-development. Hayley has worked throughout Latin America with Quechua, Aymara, and Mapuche communities and environmental campaign leaders to address and document the threats posed by mega-dams in an increasingly globalized world. Using film to create awareness, her videos are currently used in graduate and undergraduate Environmental Science classes at Denver University.

Todd Sperry 

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR MARKETING STRATEGY AND COMMUNICATIONS, BOSTON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

With nearly 20 years of agency and client experience, Sperry has led breakthrough marketing and communications initiatives at Arnold Worldwide, managing diverse global accounts including New Balance, Volvo, Fidelity Investments, Timberland, Panasonic and others . Before then, he managed national sales, distribution and training in the Rocky Mountains and the Northeast for The North Face. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with an M.B.A. from Babson College, Sperry lives in Cambridge, Mass., and has been passionate about the Museum for more than 15 years, often visiting with his 5-year-old son and wife Jennifer Yeh, a Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. An avid ski mountaineer, he once retraced the climb of late Museum Director Brad Washburn and his wife Barbara up Mount McKinley. A Big Brother for more than a decade, Sperry also enjoys travel, gardening, cooking and photography

PAUL CHARLTON, MD 

EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN

Paul Charlton is an Emergency Physician currently based in Gallup, New Mexico. Before medical school he completed a graduate degree in Conflict Resolution and he remains active with academic and field-based work at the interface of health and conflict. He previously worked as a Climbing Ranger at Mt. Rainier National Park and lived in northern Pakistan while working for Save the Children and various Pakistani NGOs.  He remains closely engaged with northern Pakistan, especially on issues affecting porters in the Karakoram. When not inside the hospital or working on conflict management things, he gets outside as much as possible trail running, mountaineering, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and new son.