Words from the Wild with Willem Lange

Words from the Wild with Willem Lange

New Hampshire PBS is proud to share this collection of stories from intrepid outdoor octogenarian, Willem Lange. Explore the places Willem has traveled to and the people he’s met along the trail while filming episodes of the award-winning series WINDOWS TO THE WILD on New Hampshire PBS. Sit back, adjust your headphones and enjoy these campfire tales all told by master storyteller, Willem Lange. nhpbs.org/windows Thanks to our podcast partner: The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University.


April 20, 2022 7 min

Five friends and New Hampshire PBS videographer Steve Giordani meet up on New Year’s Day to hike to the summit of Mount Moosilauke in Benton, NH. The icy ascent has Willem reaching for some borrowed ice creepers, but will they get him up the trail?

 -January 2012

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Join Willem and the Windows to the Wild crew as they traverse the Presidential Range. Staying first in the Lakes of the Clouds Hut, Willem then teeters gingerly from boulder to boulder as he picks his way for an overnight at Madison Hut.

-September 2010 | Madison Spring Hut, White Mountains, NH

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Planning on staying over at Roaring Brook Campground and then hiking up to Chimney Pond, Willem and crew tackle Maine’s highest peak – Mount Katahdin. The crew gets a rough start, but makes it to the top. Now how will Willem make it down?  - September 2009 (Millinocket, ME)

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While filming on the trail to summit of Mount Cardigan, Willem’s better half decides to push on ahead as not to hold them up. But a wrong turn has Willem searching frantically for a woman hiking in a long blue denim skirt. - October 2008

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March 23, 2022 7 min

Go on a ride of a lifetime – hang-gliding! Join Willem as he tentatively experiences the wonders of gliding on thermals and ridgeline updrafts.

- September 2008 | North Charlestown, NH

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March 16, 2022 7 min

Willem meets up with his oldest daughter who has decided to come back East and tackle the hills of her childhood.

- August 2008 | Franconia Ridge, NH

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Join Willem and his wife Ida as they take a walk down memory lane at the Outward Bound facility on Hurricane Island off the coast of Maine.

- October 2007

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You can’t get there from here… well, without a little difficulty. Willem takes to the Rapid River and puts his life in the hands of a seasoned river guide.

-September 2007

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February 23, 2022 8 min

Take a wild dogsled ride through the deep woods of Maine. Led by Roy, Stanzi, Jackson and Ripley, Willem and his canine companions make their way into the AMC sporting camp, Medawisla.

-April 2007

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February 16, 2022 7 min

Gaps, Passes and Notches. Hiking the rough Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail, Willem and his crew slog their way to The Carter Notch hut. Greeted by Sally the caretaker, a bunch of young kids and a spectacular view of the Ramparts, Willem shares the history of this hard to get to place.


- October 2006

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February 9, 2022 7 min

On a cool clear August day, Willem hikes up to Lonesome Lake and give fly-fishing a whirl, with no luck. Then retreats to the AMC family hut and hunkers down for the night in a full cabin.


-August 2006

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January 24, 2022 7 min

Hop in a canoe with Willem Lange and his trusty videographer Jonathon Millman. They take cover from thunderstorms, battle cranky crosscurrents and finally spot their campsite on Howard Island.

June 2006

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