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G.O. 068 – G.O. Gumbo 2

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G.O. 068 - G.O. Gumbo 2 - End of Season 3

Another season of the podcast comes to a close. Before our hiatus begins, enjoy three stories from previous guests.

  • Reflections on traveling through Kathmandu during an historic earthquake.

  • A tale of boredom trapped in a Canadian snowstorm.

  • And an account of an overstuffed pack, duct tape, and life lessons on the West Rim Trail.

See you in September.

G.O. 066 – Jump Trip Canyon Rescue

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G.O. 066 - 2014 Swanson Slide Jump Trip Canyon Rescue

As the North Fork of the King’s River cuts through the Sierra Nevada it reveals a canyon playground beloved by experienced canyoneers called Jump Trip. It has been the site of numerous injuries and rescues. In 2014, a group of three were forced to make tough decisions when one of the party suffered a broken ankle. Bronic and Brian share the story of Brian and Daniel’s extraction from the canyon and Bronic’s intimidating solo as he runs to seek help. Big jumps, slippery slides, stuck rope, misplaced keys, overly valued wetsuits, and paper clothes care of Lower Jump Trip Canyon.


LINKS:

Brian’s Blog Post
Daniel’s Accout

Ropewiki Beta

G.O. 055 – Caving

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G.O. 055 - Roundtable: Caving

Subterranean travel is an intriguing pursuit filled with its own rewards and challenges. Jason discusses the world of caving with four accomplished participants: Dav, Jen, Jerry, and Karl. They delve into how, why, responsibilities, dealing with the environment, managing human waste, finding unexplored caves, and a multitude of other questions.

LINKS:

G.O. 012 – Karl Domangue
G.O. 041 – David Angel
G.O. 065 – Jen Hopper

National Speleological Society
Cave Research Foundation
San Bernardino Search and Rescue
SoCal Cave Rescue Team

Jen Hopper:
instagram.com/globehopperjen/
facebook.com/jennifer.hopper.7731

G.O. 052 – Erik Johnson

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G.O. 052 - Erik Johnson: Skis, Canyons, Consequences

Erik Johnson, Esq. shreds the slopes of the legal system and the fresh powder of the backcountry mountain ranges. A lifelong freestyle skier, he has extensive experience dealing with injury whether it be concussions, broken bones, or amnesia. A rappelling accident while canyoneering cost him a leg, but not his lifestyle. He continues exploring canyons and plowing through snow brandishing his array of prosthetic legs. He and Jason met one evening to discuss a world of wounds, skis, canyons, and perseverance.

 

LINKS:

Lawyer Website
EJ Facebook
EJ YouTube

Beach Reporter Article

G.O. 051 – Cyndi Lang

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G.O. 051 - Turning Out Horses With Cyndi Lang

A Mom and Me Horseback Riding ad in a magazine unexpectedly set a new course in Cyndi Lang’s childhood. Her fascination with horses led her from vaulting to becoming a ranger and eventually a professional competitor. She and Jason spoke at a barn in Santa Clarita where they discussed the many facets of horsemanship, the responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, dealing with a spinal injury, and the phrase “green and green make black and blue.”

LINKS:

instagram.com/_cynders_

Carousel Ranch (Charity)
Griffith Park Riding
LA Equestrian Center
Don E Brook Farms
Eclipse Farms

Parelli horsemanship
Melody Ranch (Movie Studio)
Riding Schools Nationwide

G.O. 019 – Peakbagging Chick

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G.O. 019 - All the Peaks With Peakbagging Chick

Peakbagging Chick is constantly outdoors hiking and climbing or introducing other women to adventure via Her Own Trail Meetup Group. In 2014, she adopted the moniker Peakbagging Chick after deciding to challenge herself by climbing 100 peaks in one year. She and Jason sat beneath a climbing route in Texas Canyon and discussed the difficulties of overcoming laziness and a surprise staph infection while trying to reach her goal and earn her nickname.

LINKS:

twitter.com/peakbagginchick
facebook.com/peakbaggingchick
instagram.com/peakbaggingchick/
Her Own Trail
Southern CA Outdoor Women’s Alliance

The Beer Song

G.O. 017 – Jeannette Stawski

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G.O. 017 - Jeannette Stawski Brings the Outdoors

Jeannette Stawski has a long history in the outdoors. Her experiences run the gamut from athlete to guide to instructor and she has collected every pertinent certification one can imagine. Sharing the outdoors is as important to her as experiencing them, a passion that has led her to the position of Executive Director of AORE (Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education). She and Jason met at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City to discuss the joys of open water swimming, the rewards of introducing people to nature, and how a rappelling accident changed her for the better.

LINKS:

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE)
Mighty Mac Swim
Swim to the Moon
Rough Water Swim

Diana Nyad TED Talk
Astronaut Nicole Stott
Saturation Diving

G.O. 012 – Karl Domangue

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G.O. 012 - Mr. Extreme Things, Karl Domangue

Karl Domangue left a lucrative career as an investment banker to pursue a passion for the outdoors. He founded the business Extreme Things and became a conduit to adventure sports for the everyday person. As he gained experiences and developed his skills, he craved more and joined the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team. Karl has tried or pursued most outdoor activities and continues to seek adventure despite the difficulties introduced by his struggles with cancer. He and Jason sat in a park full of creaking trees in UC San Diego and discussed his past and plans for the future.

G.O. 005 – Nhung Luong

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G.O. 005 - Dirtbagging with Nhung Luong

Nhung Luong is scared of bears, but not of traveling the world solo. Her global travels began as a newborn when her family struggled to escape persecution in Vietnam, ultimately finding a new home in Australia. Recently she threw herself into a three-month nomadic adventure across the united States letting fate and circumstance decide her course. Much of her trip has involved climbing throughout the states and adopting the dirtbag lifestyle. Although traveling solo, she has spent very little time alone having acquired new friends from across the globe. She and Jason initially met climbing in Nevada and reunited in Yosemite’s Camp 4 to discuss how her wanderings have affected her perspective on life.

LINKS:

couchsurfing.com

G.O. 004 – Scott Swaney

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G.O. 004 - 99 Lives of Scott Swaney

Scott Swaney is the Chuck Norris of Southern California. At 67 years old, he is still going strong despite his penchant to get himself into trouble. He is a lifer—one of those outdoorsmen who has stuck with exploratory pursuits for many decades and doesn’t intend to stop. Scott was diving into caves and scaling mountains before society had the good sense to start regulating these activities. Nowadays, he is the primary force behind the exploration of Death Valley’s many uninvestigated canyons. Sit back and let him regale you with tales of a life devoted to scrappy adventures and close calls.

 

LINKS:

Death Valley Canyon Exploration
Scott Swaney Facts

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