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A place for meaningful conversations with accomplished athletes, inspiring adventurers, and influential activists. we deconstruct how our guests add meaningful value to the world and do good with their passion for adventure.

Those who are privileged to expand their horizons as travelers and explorers bear intimate witness to threats both to the planet and humankind. Explorers are uniquely positioned and motivated to share their observations, as they often occur during formative life experiences. Through sharing engaging stories of adventurers and athletes pursuing their passion through philanthropy, we inspire action. We encourage listeners to support the featured cause monetarily, arm listeners with toolkits on how to take action themselves, and share an ‘ounce of activism’ a small, but meaningful, effort the listening audience can engage in to limit or mitigate their impact on the planet.

season one: Adventure Activist Podcast

Episode 0 – Prologue

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!

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Episode 2 – Paul Charlton – Khurpa Care Pakistan

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.

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Episode 3 – Peter Morton and the Juniper Fund

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

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Episode 4 – Dr. Peter Hackett, High Altitude Medicine Pioneer

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.

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Episode 6 – Adventure Dispatch Nepal

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Episode 7 – the High and Holy: Jake Norton

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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Episode 9 – Family Footsteps: Mike and Lilliana Libecki

“IN A WORLD WHERE WE CAN BE AND DO ANYTHING, BE KIND AND DO GOOD”. THIS IS THE POIGNANT, PURPOSE-DRIVEN MOTTO OF OUR AMAZING GUEST LILI LIBECKI. AT JUST 14 YEARS OLD SHE HAS CLIMBED A PEAK ON EVERY CONTINENT, AND WITH EVERY EXPEDITION, SHE HAS GIVEN BACK TO THE PEOPLE AND PLACES SHE VISITS. HER MISSION IS EMBODIED IN HER OWN NONPROFIT, THE JOYINEERING FUND. IF IT SOUNDS LIKE JOY AND ADVENTURE ARE IN HER DNA LOOK NO FARTHER THAN HER FATHER TO UNDERSTAND WHY.

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Episode 10 – Voices of 5Point Film Festival – the Power of Story

IN 2007 JULIE KENNEDY APPROACHED OUTDOOR ICON YVON CHOUINARD AND PITCHED AN IDEA FOR AN ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL BUILT AROUND THE POWER OF STORY. A DECADE LATER, THE 5 POINT FILM FESTIVAL DOESN’T JUST SHARE ADVENTURE STORIES BUT EMPOWERS PARTICIPANTS THROUGH FILM, WORKSHOPS, PANELS, AND SEMINARS TO LIVE A LIFE ALIGNED WITH ITS FOUNDATIONAL FIVE POINTS: COMMITMENT, RESPECT, HUMILITY, PURPOSE, BALANCE.

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Episode 11 – Steve Boyer – the Modest Mentor

IN HIS WORK AS A PHYSICIAN, GEOLOGIST, AND PROFESSIONAL MOUNTAINEER, STEVE HAS TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY ON EVERY CONTINENT. HE’S PARTICIPATED ON EIGHT HIMALAYAN AND FOUR POLAR EXPEDITIONS AND BROUGHT HIS SKILL AS AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN TO K2, ANNAPURNA, AND EVEREST. IN TIMES OF CRISIS, STEVE HAS RESPONDED TO DARFUR AND THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AND MOST RECENTLY HAS PARTNERED TO HELP BUILD SCHOOLS IN AFGHANISTAN.

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Episode 12 – RC Cone – Tributaries

RC CONE TOOK HIS MIDWEST ROOTS TO MONTANA AT 18 . . . FOUND RIVERS AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. TAKING A DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND A CONCENTRATION IN PHOTOJOURNALISM HE SOUGHT TO SHARE THE IMPACT THE WEST HAD ON HIM BUT DISCOVERED IN THE STORIES THAT HE UNVEILED, THE TRUE BEAUTY LIES IN THE PEOPLES’ CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOOR WORLD. THAT TASK HAS TAKEN HIM TO RIVERS AROUND THE WORLD, TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO CHERISH AND DEFEND THE TRIBUTARIES THAT CONNECT US ALL IN THE END.

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EPISODE 13 – HOW TO PERFORM A NEEDS ASSESSMENT WITH PIA SAENGSWANG MOFFATT​

HAVE YOU EVER FALLEN IN LOVE WITH PLACE AND PEOPLE WHILE TRAVELING AND FELT COMPELLED TO GIVE BACK- BUT DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO START? OR HAD AN IDEA TO DO SOMETHING AT HOME, BUT WERE AFRAID YOUR IDEA MAY NOT TRANSLATE INTO SOMETHING THAT WOULD SERVE THOSE MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY? MAYBE GIVING BACK ISN’T ON YOUR RADAR SCREEN QUITE YET, BUT KEEP THIS PODCAST IN MIND WHEN YOU ARE READY BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME REAL VALUABLE INSIGHTS IN HERE.

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Episode 14 – Adventure Dispatch – Juneau Icefield Research Program

THE JUNEAU ICEFIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM IS AN EIGHT-WEEK IMMERSION CLASSROOM IN THE WILDERNESS OF THE JUNEAU ICEFIELD, DURING WHICH PARTICIPANTS (UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE, AND HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS) TRAVERSE FROM JUNEAU, ALASKA TO ATLIN, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE JUNEAU ICEFIELD COVERS AN AREA THE SIZE OF RHODE ISLAND, AND INCLUDES SOME 50 OUTLET GLACIERS. IN THIS WILD CLASSROOM, STUDENTS ARE GUIDED BY FACULTY MENTORS AND IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN A NUMBER OF PROJECTS INVESTIGATING ICE MASS, GLACIER MOVEMENT, CLIMATIC CHANGES , BUT ALSO LEARN THE ART OF COMMUNICATING SCIENCE TO THE MASSES. IT’S A PLACE AND A CLASSROOM UNLIKE ANY OTHER YOU’VE SEEN.

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Episode 15 – Luke Nelson – Running in Balance

A CONVERSATION WITH ENDURANCE ATHLETE, ACTIVIST AND PATAGONIA AMBASSADOR, LUKE NELSON. LUKE HAS FOUND MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO ENJOY THE WILD PLACES OVER THE SPAN OF HIS LIFE. AS A TRAIL RUNNING AMBASSADOR FOR PATAGONIA, HE CHANNELS HIS ATHLETICISM INTO RUNNING EXPLOITS AROUND THE WORLD. TODAY WE’LL RECAP HIS LATEST RACE AND DIVE INTO THE DEEP END OF THE PAIN CAVE AND TALK TOOLS OF RESILIENCE. FROM THERE WE’LL PUSH A LITTLE DEEPER AND TALK FINDING INSPIRATION AND BALANCE IN HIS ROLES OF ATHLETE, FATHER, HUSBAND, PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT, AND NOW A PASSIONATE ACTIVIST. IN THIS EPISODE, WE’LL TAKE YOU FROM THE HIGH SUMMITS OF THE ALPS, DOWN TO THE WILD RIVERS OF IDAHO, AND INTO A PRISTINE CORNER OF PATAGONIA.

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Episode 16 – Activist Toolkit – Vote the Outdoors

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT WHERE OUR COUNTRY IS HEADING? DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BUT AREN’T SURE WHERE TO START? THIS ELECTION IS A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN. WE JUST PUT THIS VOTERS EDITION TOGETHER TO MOTIVATE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE RESPONDING TO THE ISSUES WE FACE. THESE ARE THE INFLUENTIAL ACTIVISTS URGING US TO SHOW UP TO THE POLLS, EDUCATING US ON HOW OUR VOTE CAN HELP SAVE THE PLANET, AND PUTTING PEOPLE IN OFFICE WHO WILL HELP US PROTECT IT.

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