Season 2

Season 2 of the podcast

G.O. 038 – Skydive Monroe

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G.O. 038 - Roundtable: Skydive Monroe

Some would rather jump from a plane than ride inside of one. Jason joined five employees of Skydive Monroe in Georgia to discuss the finer points of falling at the ground. They cover the how, why, misconceptions, costs, reserve chutes, tandem particulars, certification, and that no plane is “perfectly good.”

 

LINKS:

skydivemonroe.com
facebook.com/skydive.monroe.ga

US Parachute Association
Skydiver’s Information Manual
dropzone.com

UGA SkyDawgs weekend (7-8 October 2016)
Canopy Course (15-16 October 2016)
USPA Safety Day (11 March 2017)
ESP’s Jump Fly event (13 May 2017)

G.O. 037 – Alan Gegax

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G.O. 037 - Alan Gegax, Vegas' Hiking Mailman

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Alan Gegax from an epic hike. When not delivering mail to the Vegas community, Alan leads one of the larger hiking Meetup groups in the West, Vegas Hiker’s Meetup. And when not leading hikes, he officiates outdoor weddings and writes stories for Desert Companion Magazine. Alan and Jason hid amongst a pile of rocks in Calico Hills and discussed the finer points of hiking groups, disastrous first backpacking trips, the joys of scrambling over rocks, and the ways the outdoors can change a person for the better.

LINKS:

Vegas Hikers Meetup
Alan’s Facebook
Wedding Officiating Business

Desert Companion Magazine
First Backpacking Experience
West Rim Trail

G.O. 036 – Aysel Gezik

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G.O. 036 - Aysel Gezik, Mountain Goat

Aysel Gezik grew up in the Kurdish Highlands on a ranch with no running water or electricity. Her days were spent in the mountains or tending for farm animals. As an adult, she embraced technical mountaineering and began venturing into remote areas with challenging ascents. Her love for high places has carried her across the globe and her career as a chemical engineer has planted her in California where she continues to explore rugged peaks. She and Jason met in Corriganville Park to discuss her life as a mountain goat.

LINKS:

American Alpine Club

G.O. 035 – Andrew Merrill

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G.O. 035 - Cycling Flight Paramedic Andrew Merrill

Andrew Merrill grew up in Lancaster, California where the L.A. Fire Dept. Explorer’s Program and the television series, Emergency would leave indelible marks on his character. A desire to help those in need and save lives lead him to adopt a career as a Flight Paramedic. He also draws great satisfaction from mountain biking and off road racing. He and Jason hid beneath a gazebo anticipating rain one sunny morning and discussed Andrew’s life in the air and on the trails.

LINKS:

instagram.com/rotordrew/
twitter.com/RotorDrew

Races:
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Bike Race
25 Hours in Frog Hollow Bike Race
Carson City Off Road Race
Whiskey Off Road Race
Tucson Half-marathon

LA Fire Dept. Explorer Program
International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics
Haiti Air Ambulance

Andrew’s Inspiration: Emergency

G.O. 034 – Kat Carney & Craig Kinsley

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G.O. 034 - Kat & Craig on Lucky Breaks, Pics, Sticks, and Hitches

Kat Carney and Craig Kinsley have embraced a life of coincidences and (occasionally literal) lucky breaks. A broken hand lead Craig down an unexpected path that would bring him to the 2012 Olympics as a Javelin Thrower. A part-time job as a newspaper reporter ignited Kat’s pursuit of photography and varied experiences. Seasonal jobs away from home brought the two together in Alaska where they would become a couple. Now they are preparing to move into a Suburban and travel the U.S. Jason met them in San Diego where they reminisced about past hitchhiking adventures, recent sandboarding experiences, and their respective passions.

LINKS:

katcarneyphotography.com
instagram.com/katcarney/
facebook.com/KatCarneyPhoto
twitter.com/katcarney

Craig’s Wikipedia
Craig 2012 workout video

G.O. 033 – Sheri Watson

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G.O. 033 - Sheri Watson, Rock Dancer

Sheri Watson has been decorating motion picture sets for 25 years. Before embracing this creative career path, she expressed herself as a professional ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theatre and The National Ballet of Canada. Her life is dedicated to artistic expression and movement finding outlets in music, yoga, filmmaking, and rock climbing. She and Jason spent a morning at Ferndell in Griffith Park discussing the realities of being a professional ballerina, the challenges of becoming a climber, and the mental and emotional impacts of an active lifestyle.

LINKS:

sheriwatson.com
facebook.com/sheriwatson724
imdb.com/name/nm0914880/
youtube.com/c/SheriWatson724
Shuniya – Music CD
Sheri on iTunes
Music Site

meetup.com

G.O. 032 – Luca Chiarabini

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G.O. 032 - Legal Italian Alien, Luca Chiarabini

Italian software developer, Luca Chiarabini prefers a life chasing adventures. His habitats of choice are dark damp caves or thundering, cascading rivers. Luca passionately believes in sharing the outdoors with others and does so by documenting unestablished areas, placing new canyon routes, designing software for outdoor exploration, and volunteering as a cave rescue member. He and Jason hid from the rain one afternoon to discuss these pursuits, a family trip to Antarctica, and the many things he considers to be bullshit.

LINKS:

ropewiki.com
ropewiki.com/User:Lucach
Ropewiki_Explorer
Tanner Creek

Book – Four Hour Work Week
Book – Now, Discover Your Strengths

Luca passed away 3 Aug. 2017 - He is greatly missed

G.O. 031 – Solo Backpacking

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G.O. 031 - Roundtable: Solo Backpacking

Some choose to travel into the wilderness alone. Jason discusses the pros and cons of solitary backpacking with previous show guests: Shawnte, Pamela, and Alden in between sips of cocoa and bouts of laughter. They review the whys, the dangers, loneliness, planning, packing, navigation, hiker stink, 29 cat holes, and the rancid aroma of bear saliva.

LINKS:

Book: The Secret Knowledge of Water
Shawnte’s fear essay
Pamela’s Tips for Thru-hikers
Alden’s JMT Memories

Sawyer Mini Filter
Sawyer Inline Filter
Aquamira Water Treatment
Whisperlite Stove
Vargo Alcohol Stove
Jetboil Stoves
Pocket Rocket Stove
Snow Peak Stoves
Optimus Stove
InReach Explorer

caltopo.com

Lleah The Llama

G.O. 013 – Pamela Zoolalian
G.O. 016 – Alden Anderson
G.O. 027 – Shawnte Salabert

G.O. 030 – Alex Staniforth

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G.O. 030 - Alex Staniforth's Everest Dreams

As an unassuming bullied epileptic with no interest in sports, Alex Staniforth never pictured himself as an athlete. A hill-walking trip at 13 changed his perspective and encouraged him to confront his fears. His quest to climb Mount Everest transformed him physically, mentally, and socially. At the age of 20, Alex is now an endurance adventurer, motivational speaker, charity fundraiser, and published author. He and Jason spoke via Skype about his path to the outdoors, his attempts on Everest during two tragic seasons, and surviving an avalanche.

LINKS:

alexstaniforth.com
twitter.com/alex_staniforth
instagram.com/alexstaniforth_
facebook.com/AlexAdversity
alexstaniforth.com/blog/walk4nepal-12-months-on/

G.O. 029 – PRCPTION Travel: Jordan and Evelyn

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G.O. 029 - Documenting Smiles With PRCPTION Travel

Jordan Urbanovich and Evelyn Wilroy were high school friends enamored with travel. Jordan embraced a nomadic existence and turned exploring the world into a lifestyle. Evelyn pursued a traditional career path and found herself yearning for more. The two joined forces to travel Nepal and document their journey while building an entity known as PRCPTION Travel, a non-profit using media to connect the world. Jason met Evelyn and Jordan in Towsley Canyon Park where they discussed travel, fear, social media, connectivity, and creating music with Jamaican children.

LINKS:

perceptiontravel.tv
GoingToNepalWithACameraOnMyForehead.com
UnityPrimary.BandCamp.com
youtube.com/jayurbzz
instagram.com/jayurbzz
instagram.com/pleinedevie
pleinedevie.me
snapchat: jayurbzz

couchsurfing.com
Help Exchange: helpx.net
wwoofinternational.org
workaway.info
Cycle Tourists: warmshowers.org

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