Always Another Adventure

Always Another Adventure

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February 1, 2024 53 mins

There’s more adventure in this podcast than most.  Ed Ley-Wilson talks us through Running the great Wall of China; kayaking Patagonia; and the kayak journey along Scotland’s west coast that promoted his most recent book.  Along the way we’ll take a dive into the ethics of fish farming.  

Ed’s first book about running the Himalaya is called ‘The Himalayan Shuffle’ and you can find old copies on various websites.


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Get your 2024 off to an exciting start by planning to cycle 100 miles this summer in Scotland's friendliest, free century ride.   

Ride to the Sun
is a (semi)-organised, summer solstice 100 mile ride through the night, from the English border city of Carlisle to the village of Cramond just north of Edinburgh in Scotland, aiming to arrive for sunrise around 4:20am.

We’ll hear from organisers Gary Cameron and F...

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This is a story of adventure on the highest of mountains, and also so much more.   A young TV camera operator gets his first big break to film on Everest.  He then has to come to terms with almost dying in an avalanche and the tragedy of losing friends in two of the biggest disasters ever to hit that mountain. 

In this podcast we hear the story of Joe French's recovery from post traumatic stress, barefoot running thr...

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October 31, 2023 30 mins

The Roam Scotland Rally is an annual ride, devised by Calum Munro after he cycled the Torino Nice Rally.  Each year it takes a different route and spoke to Calum part-way through the 2023 ride.  The routes can be tackled at any time.

Roam Scotland Rally website

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In the Spring of 2023 Jamie Aarons set a new record for a self-propelled round of The Munros, Scotland's 282 mountains over 3,000ft in elevation.  Here she talks about her background, discovering hill-running, the community that helped her complete the challenge and the problems she overcame along the way.

Jamie's Just Giving page
   Jamie's Website

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September 6, 2023 30 mins

Part 2.  Former British Mountain Bike champion, Active Nation Commission for Scotland, and now author of an excellent memoir (sort of memoir) Other Ways to Win we'll hear from the inspiring Lee Craigie.  Lee and I take a short ride together, chatting about the book and some of its deeper themes.  Lee reads passages from the book and these act as springboards for our conversation. 

There are too many adventure stories...

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September 3, 2023 45 mins

Former British Mountain Bike champion, Active Nation Commission for Scotland, and now author of an excellent memoir (sort of memoir) Other Ways to Win we'll hear from the inspiring Lee Craigie.  Lee and I take a short ride together, chatting about the book and some of its deeper themes.  Lee reads passages from the book and these act as springboards for our conversation. 

There are too many adventure stories for one ...

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Single-speed round-the-world cyclist Markus Stitz has written another book Bikepacking Scotland.  He runs the website of the same name and I met Markus in his home in Edinburgh.

Buy Bikepacking Scotland on Amazon (affiliate link)

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The parallels between solo ocean racing and other ultra endurance sports are not immediately obvious.  But as I listened to Pip Hare talk about her goal to complete the Vendee Globe - solo around the world race - for the second time, age 50, I heard striking and surprising parallels between this multi-million euro sport and simple ultra running or cycling.  At which Pip also excels.  She is part of the only team - a pair - to ever ...

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May 31, 2023 32 mins

If you, a friend or a family member has an accident in the outdoors or elsewhere, would you know what to do?  Many lives have been lost because people wait for trained help to arrive rather than carrying out simple first aid.  I took a two-day first aid course with the First Aid Training Cooperative, part-owned by Cory Jones.  He talks us through the thinking behind outdoor first aid, and you'll hear clips from the training an...

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Better known as a mountain and trail runner, when Donnie Campbell took up gravel cycling he started winning races and smashing FKTs.   Donnie has been on the podcast twice, talking about the wild places he runs (Ep. 2) and setting a new record for the fastest self-propelled round of Scotland's "Munro" mountains (Ep. 35). 

Now he explains his very different approach to bikepacking races - he doesn't sle...

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He’s one of America’s great hikers and the man who devised and created the Pacific Northwest Trail.  Ron Strickland has lived what he calls a "vagabondish" lifestyle, either on the USA’s trails or in Washington DC campaigning for his own. 

His memoir Pathfinder - the title is his trail-name - is a journey through a life spent outdoors, albeit with a few surprises.  “It was not emotionally cost free” he says at o...

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As the fastest woman around the world on a bicycle releases the book of her journey and embarks on a UK speaking tour, this is an updated version of an interview we recorded three years ago.

Buy Jenny's Book (amazon affiliate link)
Jenny's website   Instagram    and speaking tour dates

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lAdventures come in all shapes and forms.  The more complicated ones are often the most interesting.  Bella & Steve Molloy quit corporate jobs in their native Australia to set up a travel advisory business in the French Pyrenees.  Along the way, Bella got into ultra cycling and as recently started a podcast.

Seek Travel Ride website      Seek Travel ride podcast  YouTube   Facebook  Instagram

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The first episode of a new podcast series which you'll find here

Twenty years ago we hiked this 2,600 mile wilderness trail from Mexico to Canada, across baking deserts and snowy mountain passes.  At the time we were told it was the 'classic era' of the PCT.  Now numbers have risen from a few hundred to thousands.

More at

I made re...

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For the last twenty years, an Englishman has been a senior trainer and key family liaison member of Yosemite Search & Rescue, one of the world's busiest organisations of its kind.  Moose Mutlow's curious career path took him through stints as a street-performing juggler, a deputy headmaster in the Kalahari and more than 2000 days leading and instructing  in the wildest of the world’s places.
Moose's bo...

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In February 2023 Scotland will mark twenty years of Land Reform legislation that gave a Right of Responsible Access to the countryside.  Yet challenges remain with some confusion about what's allowed and a reduction in the number of staff who had been appointed to upload access rights.  There's also a challenge of equality of access, to widen the number of people taking physical activity in open spaces.   Helen Todd, the ...

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In the summer of 2022, Cory Jones led a group of six paddlers through the Yukon territory in Canada.  Their group of six covered 1000 miles, through two time zones and six river systems.  However, the adventure wasn't exactly harmonious eventually splitting into two groups.  Age was the dividing line.

This generational divide was echoed among communities of First Nation people they met along the rivers.  As well as d...

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October 29, 2022 42 mins

A phone app that offers cycle coaching using artificial intelligence.  It learns from how your workout performance and adjusts future sessions.  We hear how former professional cyclist Richard Lang moved from racing to coaching, before making the  leap to tech-business start-up.  We can offer a discount code for Spoked to use at Sign Up.  Please don't ask me how to use Spoked - check their 'How To' video  or contact ...

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September 30, 2022 38 mins

This is a strange one, because the host, Simon Willis, becomes the guest.  Sean McFarlane interviews me about my Torino Nice Rally ride.  Here are links to things we talk about; videos of the ride, preparation videos, maps and information about travel / kit as well as the Resources page of 

Torino Nice Rally home page.

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