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This is episode 7 with Jake Norton of MountainWorld Productions. As a climber and guide, Jake has set foot on many of the highest points on earth as and a filmmaker he has made some insightful films about mountain culture and environment, recently culminating his in Banff award-winning film Holy (un) Holy river, a collaboration with National Geographic ’s Pete McBride about the unique culture and predicament of India’s sacred Ganges.

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THIS IS EPISODE 4 WITH DR. PETER HACKETT. IF YOU’VE EVER WONDERED HOW TO PLAN AND ACCLIMATIZE ON AN ADVENTURE AT ALTITUDE, YOU CAN THANK DR. HACKETT FOR STARTING THE CONVERSATION.

FOR THOSE DOCTORS AND EVEN SOME OF THE HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDES OUT THERE, DR. HACKETT’S NAME IS WELL RECOGNIZED AS THE EXPERT WHEN IT COMES TO HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE. AS A CLIMBER, EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN AND RESEARCHER HE HAS REFINED HIS EXPERTISE OVER THE DECADES.

THIS IS EPISODE 3 WITH INTERNATIONAL GUIDE, PHOTOGRAPHER AND ATHLETE, DAVID MORTON. WE’LL DISCOVER HOW DAVID FOUND HIS CALLING IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THE CHARACTERISTICS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO HIS SUCCESSFUL CAREER AS A GUIDE ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF THE WORLD

PAUL CHARLTON’S INTEREST IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE WORLD LED TO HIS FIRST VISIT TO PAKISTAN IN 2001. IN THIS EPISODE WE LEARN HOW HE TURNED HIS PASSION INTO ACTION BY HELPING ESTABLISH A PAKISTANI NGO, KHURPA CARE, WHICH FOCUSES ON SAFETY TRAINING FOR MOUNTAINEERING AND EXPEDITION PORTERS.

TODAY IS EPISODE 0, A PROLOGUE, A WELCOME OF SORTS. IT’S MY STORY, BUT IT’S ALSO THE STORY OF HOW WE HERE AT THE ADVENTURE ACTIVIST CAME TO BE AND WHY WE WERE INSPIRED TO INTERVIEW THE AMAZING ADVENTURERS YOU’LL FIND IN THE WEEKS TO COME. ENJOY!