The Hiiker Podcast

The Hiiker Podcast

The people that brought you the Hiiker app, now bring you a podcast! Eoin Hamilton talks about adventures on some of the world's most amazing long-distance hiking trails. Sharing laughs and tales with hikers from across the globe. All to help people get to know these wonderful trails.

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April 29, 2022 40 min
Teresa Baker is a hiker, activist, self-confessed outdoor junkie and certified troublemaker! She is the Founder of the Outdoor CEO Pledge which has influenced some of the biggest brands in the outdoors industry to be more diverse in their upper management, employment and their marketing. She also recently co-founded the Outdoorist oath along with an amazing group of fellow change-makers, which invites individuals to do better when ...
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Andy Neal is the host of the Hiker Podcast (not the HiiKER Podcast) and content creator in the outdoors space. One of his instagram reels has cultivated over 37 million views and continues to grow. Listen to Eoin and Andy talk about life in the Outdoors industry, creating your own brand and using your platform to enable more diversity and free expression in outdoor spaces.
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Amira Patel is a Hiker and founder of the Wanderlust Women - A group of women focused on diversifying the outdoors by creating a space for Muslim women to explore together. Amira is a fantastic interviewee and kindly gave up some time during Ramadan celebrations to speak to me.
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This week on the show we are talking to Cara Byrne, founder of Hike Psych Ireland - Ireland's first hiking psychotherapy. Hiking, for many people, is a way to face mental health challenges. It is a common theme in the podcast and in the outdoors industry in general. Cara tells us how she harnesses the power of the outdoors to help her clients. ⁠
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Eoin chats with Mike Brockhurst - Known to so many people worldwide as "The Walking Englishman". Mike has been walking and hiking around the UK for almost four decades. On this epic journey, he kept special notes and tales from the trails and developed a website to help people discover and prepare for hundreds of routes all over Britain. www.thewalkingenglishman.com was born in the late 90s and has been a hugely valuable re...
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Twerk in the Dirt (otherwise known as Tommy Corey), is a PCT thru-hiker and creator of the #hikertrashvogue movement. His photography and videography bring a whole new style to backpacking. You can find him on Instagram and Tiktok (but mostly Instagram)
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Shilletha is a thru-hiker, writer and influencer from New Jersey. Her article about her experience of the online community with the Appalachian trail went viral and was picked up by the Conservation in 2019. Since then, she has gone on to hike the trail and is now an aspiring Tripple crowner. You can support her on her journey here https://www.gofundme.com/f/thruhiking-the-cdt-a-odyssey-of-a-lifetime?utm_campaign=p_cp+share...
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February 24, 2022 63 min
Teresa Martinez (Executive Director) and Allie Ghaman (Head of Communications) of the Continental Divide trail Coalition join Eoin on a special episode of the podcast where we explore the inner workings of one of the most popular trails in the US, the CDT. We also look back at the past 10 years of the CDTC and what the plans are for the future of the organisation.
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February 17, 2022 66 min
Andrew Terrill is a Hiker and Author of the book "The Earth beneath my feet". This is part 1 of a 2 part series documenting a 7000km+ hike from the tip of Italy's boot to the Arctic Circle in Norway.
Eoin chats to Andrew about how he planned and navigated on such a journey, before the time of maps and apps like HiiKER.
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February 10, 2022 82 min
Derek cullen is an Irish adventurer, hiker and storyteller. In this interview, Eoin chats to him about how he found the outdoors as a way to work through some of the harder times in his life and how it still helps him to this day.
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February 3, 2022 41 min
Debra Howell aka "Chillybin" is a long-distance hiker from New Zealand. She is also the founder of UL hiking gear company Kiwi Ultralight https://www.kiwiultralight.co.nz/
Eoin chats all things hiking and tramping and how she found her one true love on trail.
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Ryan Bunting aka "Constantine" is a long distance hiker from the US. In 2021 he nabbed the FKT on the North Country trail AND he became the first person to have thru-hiked all 11 National scenic trails in the US.
Eoin chats to him about getting mentally and physically prepared for such a challenge.
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January 20, 2022 29 min
Alice Milne is a tramper, adventure writer and photographer from New Zealand. She took some time to speak with Eoin about her adventures and the Tramping culture in New Zealand. You can check out her amazing blogs here - https://aliceadventuring.com/
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January 6, 2022 68 min
Chris Howard is a long distance hiker and adventurer from the UK. He has always sought to push the limits of his physical and mental ability. Eoin catches up with Chris while he is walking the entire coastline of the UK, just as he is warming up from one of the most terrifying moments of his life.
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December 30, 2021 48 min
Solal Hohn is on a "Tour du Mond". He left his home in Paris and headed east and will keep going, across all continents (except Antartica and the Arctic) until he gets home. He has traversed the Alps and is heading into unknown territory. He plans to cross the pacific by boat and complete the PCT as one part of his round the world trip. Eoin catches up with him as he is crossing the balkans with his Father.
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December 23, 2021 54 min
Dexter Barnes is not one for the spotlight. His laid-back demeanor while hiking long distances earned him the name “easy dexter”. But while his attitude might seem “easy”, he has hiked over 2000 miles in 2021, including the end to end trail, the southwest coast path and an unsupported FKT on the Coast to Coast trail.
Not without its challenges, both physical and mental, 2021 was a stellar year for Dexter and he shares some of the h...
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December 16, 2021 67 min
Charlie MacRae-Tod is an Actor, Hiker and Type 1 Diabetic from the UK. He chats with Eoin about his recent discovery of long-distance hiking and dealing with Type 1 Diabetes as a thru-hiker.
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December 9, 2021 41 min
Davina Farrer recently completed the South West coast path (and change) as a bit of a homecoming to the coast. As a mother who has spent most of her adult life working in an office and living for a couple of weeks annual leave per year, she grew tired of being inland and decided to walk some 700 miles of the english coastline. Now as a self confessed Hiker, she has big plans on the horizon.
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December 2, 2021 69 min
On this episode of the podcast, Eoin speaks with Kristen Berkley - a Hiker, BIPOC Advocate and Founder of Amplify outdoors. Kristen discovered a deep passion for the outdoors when moving to the remote city of Yellowknife in the Northwest territories of Canada. She also discovered the massive lack of representation of the BIPOC community in outdoor recreation and brands.
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November 22, 2021 2 min
Season 3 is coming! With more interviews, laughs and tales from the trails. Join Eoin on his adventure through Zoom calls to talk to the hikers of the world.
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