Adventure Sports Podcast

Mason Gravley


Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors.

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955 episodes

Ep. 913: Bicycling 60,000 Miles of Inspiration - Revisited - Willie Weir

60,000 miles on a bicycle? But it is not about the miles for Willie Weir and his wife, Kat. It is all about the people and the memories. Join us as we revisit this show from 2015. Learn all about it from motivational speaker, author, and world adventure traveler, Willie Weir - human-powered inspiration. Be listening next week for our Adventure Grant winner announcements! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 5m
Mar 09
Ep. 912: Facing Mediocrity And Grief Through Adventure - Steph Jagger

Steph Jagger, a Canadian-born, Bainbridge Island-based world-record breaker, author, and coach. Her first book, Unbound: A Story of Snow & Self-Discovery was published in 2017 and details her record-breaking (4 million vertical feet of skiing in one year) round-the-world, ski trip. Her second book, Everything Left to Remember, came out this year and follows an adventure she took with her mother (shortly after she received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis) through the national parks of the west. All of her work, including private practice coaching, speaking and facilitating, lies at the intersection of recreation and re-creation— the nature of all great adventures. Learn more and buy Steph’s books: @stephjagger Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 7m
Mar 06
Ep. 911: 40 Marathons in 40 Days - Revisited - Mina Guli

Originally aired October 16, 2017 When Mina Guli wanted to do something to raise awareness about the world's looming clean water shortage she took on the monumental adventure of running the equivalent of 40 marathons in just 40 days. If that wasn't ambitious enough, she also ran down 6 of the world’s great rivers, on 6 continents in just 6 weeks. Listen in to hear her story! Website: Facebook:  @MinaGuliWater Twitter: @minaguli Instagram: @minaguli Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 7m
Mar 02
Ep. 910: Chasing the Buffalo Soldiers - Erick Cedeño

Apply for our adventure grant below. The last day is March 1st! After the Civil War, in an experiment by the U.S. Army to determine the effectiveness of moving troops by bicycle, the all-Black 25th Infantry Regiment Bicycle Corps, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, was commissioned to embark on an expedition nearly 2,000 miles from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri.  The 1897 journey was dubbed “The Great Experiment” in national newspapers that cared to pay attention to the 41-day adventure, which crossed through some of the harshest conditions and terrain in the American West, spanning Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri.  To celebrate the 125th anniversary of this experiment and to start a movement to identify these brave men and bicycle travel pioneers, in 2022, Erick Cedeño, aka the Bicycle Nomad, retraced the route and history of the All-Black, bicycle-mounted 25th Infantry.  Find out more about Erick: @bicycle_nomad Truth and Dignity Film: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Feb 27
Ep. 909: From Couch to 250k - Revisited - Aidan Doherty & Blane O'Donnell

Apply for our adventure grant below. Last day is March 1st! Is it possible to complete Ireland's toughest endurance event with 10 months of training when you started from the couch? Well, Aidan and Blane are going to find out. Listen to their journey from the perspective of the trainer and trainee as they approach their biggest goal yet, The Race. The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal, Ireland. It involves 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. All under 24 hours.  They're also documenting their journey to the starting line in the form of a podcast.  Check out to hear more! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Feb 23
Ep. 908: Crossing Iceland on Foot - Jonathan Morsicato

Apply for our adventure grant below. Last day is Feb 22nd! In August of 2019, John and his brother fast packed a North-South traverse of Iceland. They started in Akureyri and ended in Landmannalaugar where they met their parents for a few days of reprieve on the South side of the Island. In total, they ran/walked 170 miles in 5.5 days with around 20K vert.  @jonnymorsicato @thecoyotecollective Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Feb 20
Ep. 907: "Wildland," a Documentary Alongside Wildland Firefighters - Revisited - Alex Jablonski

Apply for our adventure grant here! Originally aired on December 17, 2018 When director Alex Jablonski wanted to film wildland firefighters up close and personal, he needed to become one himself. After that, he needed to haul both his firefighting and camera equipment to be able to share a personal look into the daily lives of wildland firefighting. Listen in as Alex and I discuss what it was like to become a firefighter, be accepted by the group and ultimately witness many of the guys go from boys to men. "Wildland" is set to release January 16, 2019. Find it near you! "Wildland" official website: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Feb 16
Ep. 906: Running For Good - Fiona Oakes

Apply for our adventure grant here! Fiona Oakes is an elite British distance runner who holds four world records for marathon running. In 2013, she won both the Antarctic Ice Marathon and the North Pole Marathon. She runs despite losing a kneecap due to a tumor when she was 17. Oakes has been vegan since she was 6 years old. As far as Fiona is aware, she was the first vegan woman to complete the Marathon des Sables. She runs Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary, is an ambassador for The Vegan Society, and is a patron of Freedom for Animals. @oakes.fiona on IG @fionaoakes on FB @towerhillstables on FB & IG Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 17m
Feb 13
Ep. 905: Iditarod Ultra Runner & Stay-at-Home Dad - Revisited - Pete Ripmaster

Apply for our adventure grant here! Originally aired August 27, 2018 Pete Ripmaster has an amazing story of triumph by ultra running the 1,000 mile Iditarod Invitational in Alaska.  He went from dead last, having a near death experience, to winning the race after just a few attempts. Being a devout father and husband, Pete has to be diligent to carve out time to train for these truly mind-blowing achievements of endurance and grit. You'll enjoy his fresh, balanced and insightful perspective on his achievements and hopefully learn some of the lessons he shares from some truly difficult times on the trail.   Enjoy! His facebook: His website: His Instagram: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 17m
Feb 09
Ep. Biking 6,000 Across the US for Distracted Driving - Ben Grannis

Apply for our adventure grant here! Ben Grannis is a 27-year-old Eagle Scout from Ridgefield, Connecticut. He is in the midst of a 6,000+ mile bike ride (called Eyes Up Ride) around the US to raise awareness for distracted driving and promote digital wellness in partnership with a nonprofit called TextLess Live More and have raised $39,000 to fight distracted driving.  In addition to ending distracted driving, Ben’s goal is to show people it's okay to do something scary and uncomfortable and that there is a tremendous amount of growth that can occur when we follow our hearts, embrace vulnerability, and live Eyes Up.  Most recently, Ben learned the challenges and stages of a knee injury that set him back over six months and just got back on the bike last month. "Look. Listen. Live." is the Eyes Up Ride mantra and Ben is committed to showing that anything is possible and it starts with looking up from your phone. IG: @eyesupride : Strava: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Feb 06
Ep. 903: Alpine Climbing and Using Wilderness For Healing - Revisited - Ari Schneider

Apply for our adventure grant here! Applications are open until Feb 22nd! Originally aired October 22, 2018 Ari Schneider is a rock, ice, and alpine climber, backcountry skier, outdoor educator, author, and speaker. Today he shared with us his stories of passion for climbing and wilderness and their usefulness for healing life’s many scarring experiences. Listen and learn. Ari’s Books: HTTPS://WWW.AMAZON.COM/ARI-SCHNEIDER/E/B07DCYY54X HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ARIJOSEPHSCHNEIDER HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/ARI_SCHNEIDER HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/CHANNEL/UCDFH_DR_PFNMXMLP3S11UOW Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 2m
Feb 02
2023 Adventure Grant Announcement!

Need some support for your 2023 adventure? We're here to help with our 2023 Adventure Grant! We are looking to award grants + gear to three applicants. Below are our application requirements: __ __ We will be selecting three winners for the 2023 Adventure Grant and below is a breakdown of what each will receive: __ __ Applications will be open from 2/1/2023 to 2/22/2023 and we will announce the three winners on 3/7/2023.  Have questions? Reach out to us at  APPLY HERE: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Feb 01
Ep. 902: Kayaking The Inside Passage - Chris Whittaker

You may recognize Chris from episode 618, talking about being a full-time adventure guide. He’s back to chat about an epic 72-day sea kayak expedition of the Inside Passage, the 1,200-mile paddle trail from Seattle to Skagway, Alaska.  Chris said it was a logistical nightmare in terms of organization, especially due to covid disruptions. However, it paid off with truly wild animal encounters, humpbacks surfacing feet from their kayaks, being 'bumped' by killer whales, and camping in grizzly bear country.  On top of that, Chris has changed roles from guide to expedition business owner. Not long after coming home from this adventure, he turned around to guide groups to summited Kilimanjaro twice!  Chris’ first episode on Adventure Sports Podcast: HTTPS://WWW.ADVENTURESPORTSPODCAST.COM/2020/03/EP-618-EPIC-LIFE-OF-FULL-TIME-ADVENTURE.HTML His other links: For Fun’s Sake Expedition YouTube channel: IG: @global_shenanigans Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Jan 30
Ep. 901: First Woman to Circumnavigate the World on Motorcycle - Revisited - Elspeth Beard

Originally aired - July 31, 2017 In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well traveled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, sat-navs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure. Her website: The Book: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Jan 26
Ep. 900: The American Perimeter Trail - Rue McKenrick

Rue McKenrick is a long-distance backpacker and the Executive Director of The American Perimeter Trail Conference. He grew up with the Appalachian Trail running through his backyard in Pennsylvania. After years of international backpacking, he was inspired to return to the US and complete the Triple Crown of backpacking, which includes the Pacific Crest, Continental Divide National Scenic Trails, and the Appalachian Trail.  After the completion of the Triple Crown, he first conceived of the American Perimeter Trail as a way to see the entire outline of the US on a single epic journey.  McKenrick moved to Bend, Oregon in 2010 and continued to hone his skills of climbing, skiing, trail running, and cycling and in 2019, he began the 12,000 mile scouting trek of the route for the American Perimeter Trail.  2 years later on October 8th, 2022, Rue had a triumphant return to Bend, Oregon where he completed the first thru-hike of the APT.  Learn more about Rue and the APT: __ __ Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Jan 23
Ep. 899: 25-Day Rafting Trip Through the Grand Canyon - Revisited - Heather Kelly

Originally aired - May 26, 2016 Heather Kelly from Heather's Choice Meals for Adventuring is on the show to talk about her 25-day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon as well as explain a little about pack rafting. She spends some time teaching us about the benefits of a paleo diet too! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Jan 19
Ep. 898: How to Pay For Your Adventures - Mason Gravley

The stories we hear on Adventure Sports Podcast are incredible, but often we are left with a lingering question of “how did they pay for this amazing adventure?”  What I’ve learned through the years from my own adventures and from our hundreds of guests has led me to record this episode and commit to asking that exact question to more guests in the future.  If you have great tips and ideas on how to make adventures more financially feasible that weren’t mentioned in this episode, let us know at! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 15m
Jan 16
Ep. 897: Running Across Africa - Revisited - Emma Timmis

Emma Timmis is always on the move following her adventure dreams around the world. She won the United Kingdom's 2015 Adventurer of the Year for her 89-day, 2500-mile run across Africa from the Atlantic ocean east to the Indian ocean. She's on the show to tell about this and a few of her other adventures. Twitter: @runemma Facebook: Instagram: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Jan 12
Ep. 886: Narrowly Surviving a Storm on a Sailboat - Jerome Rand

This is the third time I’ve interviewed Jerome and the second in-person interview with him. He’s been on episode 644 and episodes 721 and 723 as a two part series.  Jerome is one of the handful of people in the world that have done a non-stop, solo sail around the world. After 271 days and over 29,000 miles, the Westsail 32 “Mighty Sparrow” sailed into Gloucester Harbor with a lone Jerome aboard. Check out that epic story the first time I sat down with him. Most recently he was on sail to the southern Atlantic Ocean but Mother Nature had other plans. Listen in to find out just how close to Jerome was to never sailing again… All things Sailing Into Oblivion: Jerome’s podcast: TikTok: Instagram: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 57m
Jan 09
Ep. 895: How to Overcome Danger & Fear of Adventures - Revisited - Curt Linville

Originally aired - October 19, 2017 On today's show, Curt spends some time discussing the dangers of adventure sports and things you can do to help mitigate them. Adventure sports can be dangerous, but you can do a lot to stay safe. Got an idea for a guest for the show? Have them fill out our “suggest a guest” form here  Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 14m
Jan 05
Ep. 894: Update With Former ASP Host - Curt Linville

 Happy New Year! Today is a very special episode. We sit down with ASP's original voice (along with Travis Parsons): Curt Linville. Curt and Travis started this podcast back in 2015 with the desire to tell incredible stories of adventure and inspire millions of people to set out on their own adventures.  After nearly four years of hosting the show, Curt and Travis decided to take on new adventures of their own and hand the reigns of this podcast to Mason Gravley, the current host.  Today we're sitting down with Curt to hear how the last few years have been and how his life of adventure has taken shape since leaving the podcast.  I (Mason) thought it would be a great way to start the new year as so many of us are striving for more adventure, better selves, etc. So let's hear from someone doing it! A little bit more about Curt below: __ __   YouTube - College of Valor YouTube - GunniMoto Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 1m
Jan 02
Ep. 893: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 100 Days - Revisited - Sarah William

Sarah Williams, friend of the Adventure Sports Podcast and host of the Tough Girl Podcast, is back with us today to talk about her 100-day Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Sarah got the bug to thru-hike one of the crown trails after reading about the adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Even though Sarah had her doubts about accomplishing this adventure in her 100-day timeline, she managed to do it and is here to tell us all about it. Visit Sarah and find out more! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Dec 29, 2022
Ep. 892: Consequences of Habit - JT Frank

JT is an Athletic Brewing Ambassador, a dad to 3, a proud veteran, and host of the Consequence of Habit Podcast He started his career in the United States Air Force and has spent the last 23 years protecting and serving his country as a civilian federal employee.  After a major crossroad in his life, he began to learn the power of habits, both good and bad. After making the change, he decided to start a podcast to discuss with others how habits can make or break you. Through his podcast, he brings awareness to the impact habits have on our mental health, success, and the environment. After interviewing so many inspiring guests, he also decided to start a nonprofit, also called Consequence of Habit, to help expand this vision of building a life on good habits in a bigger way.  You can learn more about Athletic Brewing's non-alcoholic craft beer at Learn more about JT and Consequence of Habit here  Read Gina’s Ambassador Spotlight, written by Julie Engler, here Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Dec 27, 2022
Ep. 891: A 10-Year Journey Through Patagonia On Horseback - Revisited - Nancy Pfeiffer

As a neophyte horsewoman with a minimal command of the Spanish language, Nancy rode off across Patagonia, alone, on horseback. Over the next decade and three thousand kilometers of rugged horse trail, Patagonia’s wild country and the hardy pioneers who settled there took her in and changed her.  She published a book about the experience, Riding Into the Heart of Patagonia When she is not in Patagonia, she lives in a cabin outside Palmer, Alaska, where she enjoys the luxuries of hauling water, chopping wood, and high-speed Internet. Facebook: Order the book: Riding Into the Heart of Patagonia Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Dec 22, 2022
Ep. 890: Riding Wild Mustangs from Mexico to Canada - Ben Masters

Ben Masters is a filmmaker and writer specializing in wildlife and adventure stories. He is most known for producing Unbranded (Mountainfilm 2015 Audience Award Winner), a coming of age film about riding wild mustangs from Mexico to Canada. Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University and founded Fin and Fur Films in 2015. He is the author of two books published by Texas A&M University Press and has written for National Geographic and Western Horseman. A proud Texan, Masters loves riding a good horse through new country, filming wildlife stories that haven’t been documented before, and using movies to help conserve wildlife and wild places. His most recent film, Deep in the Heart, is “a love letter to Texas”. It’s a visually stunning film celebrating the vast diversity of wilderness and wildlife in Texas. The story follows the relationship with the natural world and showcases our ability to destroy, conserve, and recover wildlife and the habitat we mutually depend on.  Watch Deep in the Heart: Fin&Fur Films: Ben Masters Instagram: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Dec 19, 2022
Ep. 889: 20,000 Miles Around the World on Foot - Revisited - Angela Marie Maxwell

Originally aired - August 23, 2019 When Angela was ready for a new chapter in life, she wanted to go big. The PCT, AT, or other thru-hiking trails weren’t enough. She “wanted the world”. With nothing but a wheeled cart and her imagination, she set off on what is truly the adventure of a lifetime, a 5-year walk around the world.  She recently crossed 20,000 miles and is back in the US, on her way home to Bend, Oregon. Also, her 72-year young mother is currently keeping her company via bicycle. Angela is also walking with the purpose to raise $20,000 to build a safe shelter for girls saved from gender violence and sex trafficking in India. Instagram: @angelamariemaxwell Her TED Talk: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 1m
Dec 15, 2022
Ep. 888: The Snowman Race in Bhutan - Nate Bender

Nate is a trail runner and climate activist based in Missoula, Montana. His personal and professional focus is to use both his voice as a mountain athlete and skills in marketing & data science to catalyze a climate-friendly world. He races occasionally, but primarily specializes in fastest known time (FKT) challenges and loves the creative process of dreaming up new linkups. His most recent FKT was the first-known continuous linkup of the tallest peaks in Glacier National Park, Montana; a solo, unsupported six-day effort covering 150 miles and nearly 60k feet of ascent. Nate holds a master’s degree in Resource Conservation — which focuses on the social science of climate action — and is currently in an additional master’s degree in Business Analytics. He is a member of the Protect Our Winters Athlete Alliance and also works as the Marketing Director for Footprints Running, a nonprofit climate action incubator.   These backgrounds and passions made Nate a perfect candidate for the The Snowman Race, which follows the trail of the famous Snowman Trek, which has been completed by fewer people than Everest. Covering 126 miles (203 kilometers) through the wild and challenging terrains with mountain passes as high as 17,946 feet (5470M) the Snowman Race is an ultra-marathon, challenging the world’s fittest and most elite runners to help raise awareness of the impacts of climate change.   Nate’s info:  Instagram: @natebender10 Personal website: Footprints climate action incubator website:   The Snowman Race: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Dec 13, 2022
Ep. 887: Nonstop Solo Sail Around the World - Revisited - Jerome Rand

Originally aired - June 15, 2020 Jerome grew up in Northern Michigan surrounded by water. Reading books about harrowing adventures fueled his mind to live life outside of the box as he grew up. He started his sailing career late, but once he caught the bug, it took off and never stopped.  After living in the Caribbean for years Jerome decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. He admits that it was a blissful time of happiness and fulfillment, but he wanted to do more, and do something on the water.  In October of 2017, Jerome climbed aboard his Westsail 32, Mighty Sparrow, Jerome would circle the globe alone and return to where he started, Gloucester, MA in June of 2018. His incredible adventure has only been completed by a handful of folks in a vessel of that size. The journey spanned 271 days and over 29,000 miles. Buy his book: Into Oblivion: The Solo Non-stop Voyage of the Mighty Sparrow Youtube Channel: Website: Sail Magazine Article:\ TikTok: Previous episodes: __ __ Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

1h 8m
Dec 08, 2022
Ep. 886: Climbing Volcanoes for Good - Angie Marie

Everybody loves a summit selfie. But most people don't get to peer into the infinite behind-the-scenes moments before and after the shutter snaps-- which is where the true magic happens! In 2022, Angie volunteered for a nonprofit called The Cairn Project to raise grant funding for community organizations that offer wilderness experiences to girls and gender-expansive youth. Her "Adventure Fundraiser" involved climbing five Cascade Volcanoes in Oregon and Washington (including Mt. Rainier), as well as documenting the journey to make mountaineering more accessible to other women. The values and processes of outdoor journeys compel Angie to dig deeper into what's possible for her mind and body— and her mission is to inspire others to do the same. Angie's Instagram: @angvswild Angie's blog: where she designs events and creates curricula that inspire folks to joyfully explore the outdoors. Angie's other blog: where she teaches outdoorsy people with periods how to hack their menstrual cycles to enhance their adventurous passions. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Dec 05, 2022
Ep. 885: The Sport of Finding Bigfoot, Seriously - Laura Krantz

“There’s no way Bigfoot could be real... least that’s what I thought.” Laura Krantz is a self-described skeptic. However, several years ago she read an article about Grover Krantz, an anthropology professor and Bigfoot researcher. She thought it odd they shared last names. After more digging, she was surprised to discover that Grover was a cousin to her grandfather. She had to learn more about this mysterious world of folks who believe in the creature but aren’t “crazy”.  What she found was fascinating. These aren’t tin hat-wearing antisocial hermits in the forest. They are professors, teachers, forest rangers, and police officers who all had undeniably strange encounters with a creature that they never thought they’d believe in. Laura, a former NPR producer, documented her journey which she turned into Wild Thing, a podcast about the lore and reality of who or what Bigfoot really is and her quest to know more about the folks who search for it. Enjoy! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

Dec 01, 2022