Always Another Adventure

Always Another Adventure

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Calum is more than a swimmer, he’s an outdoor enthusiast, and a good one too.  He completed the grueling Celtman extreme triathlon and last year set out to swim and walk across Scotland unsupported, towing all his kit.

He has presenter three series of excellent programmes about wild swimming in Scotland for BBC Alba, and we talk about all of this in the podcast.

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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)
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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 ...

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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 n...

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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 D...

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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 ...

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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 range...

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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.

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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 spor...

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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.

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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 te...

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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.

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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; abou...

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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 see...

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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 Ka...

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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. 

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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...

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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 th...

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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 cyc...

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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...

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