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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. 063 – Olivia Round

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G.O. 063 - Facing Fears by Touring With Olivia Round

Olivia Round has had a deep-seated fear of men and sexual assault for her entire life. Fed up with the way this anxiety interfered with her daily life, she sought a solution. At 21, Olivia rode her bicycle 5,000 miles across the United States—alone. She and Jason spoke over Skype one morning about this journey, her path to healing, penning a memoir, and Russian mystics.


LINKS:

oliviaround.org
Her Article at Adventure Cycling Association
Indiegogo Campaign

adventurecycling.org
warmshowers.org

G.O. 058 – The Monroys

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G.O. 058 - The Monroy Canyon Family

It’s the classic story where a country girl meets a city boy, they get married, start a family, and start rappelling down waterfalls around the world. Tale as old as time? Maybe not. Danielle and Brian Monroy discovered the adventure of canyoneering after a failed family backpacking trip when their children were on the cusp of adulthood. They now travel the globe exploring dry and water-filled gorges while giving back to their canyon community through leadership and stewardship. Jason met them at their home to drink lemonade, discuss the impact of canyons on their life, and reveal the reasons for Danielle’s disdain for blue webbing.


LINKS:

CAC: americancanyoneers.org

ZAC: zionadventures.com
Uber Adventures: uberadventures.net
ACA: canyonsandcrags.com
CUSA: canyoneeringusa.com
Canyoning in Italy: canyoningvalbodengo.com

Meetup.com
Canyon Beta: ropewiki.com
In We Go Canyoneering

Trans Zion Trek

G.O. 057 – Steven Calcote

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G.O. 057 - Steven Calcote Stumbles Across the Globe

An artsy kid born in Kerrville, Texas and raised across the U.S. as a military brat, Steven Calcote always sought unique narratives and varied experiences. After moving to China for a work study program, he became enamored with seeing the world and finding the hidden places where untold stories lie. He one day realized that filmmaking was his ultimate calling eventually cofounding Butcher Bird Studios with Jason and three other artists. He and Jason sat in the park near their office one afternoon reliving Steven’s adventures and calamities worldwide, his early days in film production, and a tragic error in interactive storytelling during his senior year of high school.


LINKS:

butcherbirdstudios.com
facebook.com/butcherbirdstudios
vimeo.com/scalcote

G.O. 053 – Leslie Kim

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G.O. 053 - Go Dynamite Starfish With Leslie Kim

Leslie Kim has been scribbling since early childhood. Unsure of her professional goals, she embarked on a circuitous journey taking her across the globe flirting with multitudes of varied career paths. She eventually circled back to her childhood passion for illustration and discovered graphic design. Climbing also found its way into her pursuits and inspired Dynamite Starfish, her clothing brand focused on climbing and her illustrations. Leslie and Jason chatted at Echo Park about her academic globetrotting, the finer points of design, and her 100 Drawings About Climbing project.

LINKS:

Dynamite Starfish:
godynamitestarfish.com
instagram.com/godynamitestarfish/
facebook.com/DynamiteStarfish/

100 Drawings About Climbing

Professional Website:
lesliesamkim.com

G.O. 050 – Tristan Gooley

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G.O. 050 - Tristan Gooley, The Natural Navigator

Tristan Gooley began exploring the natural world at a very young age, craving the mystery and independence found in wandering. Learning to read nature and navigate his environs as an adult rekindled his childhood wonder. As a bestselling author, he has shared these skills across five books including his latest, How to Read Water. Tristan embarks on expeditions across the globe testing his abilities as The Natural Navigator. He and Jason spoke by phone about his many adventures and latest book.

 

LINKS:

naturalnavigator.com

G.O. 049 – Annabelle McClure & Andrea Hassler

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G.O. 049 - Annabelle & Andrea, Climbing Road Team

Annabelle McClure found herself on sketchy first ascents at a young age with her climber father. Andrea Hassler passed on a career in concert management to instead study geography and climb nonstop with her new college buddy, Annabelle. Years later, the two of them convinced the Access Fund to hire them to live out of a Jeep for 10 months traveling the U.S. doing conservation work. They met Jason in Bishop, CA and discussed big wall climbing, bailing off of El Cap, climbing conservation, daddy issues, and poop tubes.

LINKS:

The Bill on the Goosehead Aid Line

El Cap Reports:
Day 1Day 2Day 3

Lynn Hill

accessfund.org
facebook.com/ConservationTeam/
instagram.com/a_climber/
instagram.com/hasslerfree/
instagram.com/accessfund
Dirtbag Gourmet
Conservation Team
Conservation Team Facebook Group

G.O. 048 – G.O. Gumbo

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G.O. 048 - G.O. Gumbo - End of Season 2

Season 2 of the podcast comes to a close, time for reflection on a year and a half of podcasting and two months of working from the road. We also listen to three humorous stories from Steven Calcote, Scott Swaney, and Dusty Hulet. Sit back for tales of a queasy movie shoot in Mexico, adventures in free-diving, and the Fabled Yellowstone Gorilla.

 

LINKS:

TYLT Untethered series (featuring Erika and Jason)

G.O. 040 – Lauren Grabowski

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G.O. 040 - Outdoor Dilettante, Lauren Grabowski

Lauren Grabowski tossed aside the shackles of her adolescent safety after embarking upon a 50-mile day hike in college. As a collector of experiences, and self-proclaimed outdoor dilettante, she seeks varied adventures and novel locales. She does, although, have a special love for cycling and bikepacking and the opportunities traveling on two wheels can provide. She and Jason met in one of the rare spots in Los Angeles where its river looks like a river to discuss cycling, mountaineering, travel, living abroad, and the Grabowski Shuffle.

LINKS:

instagram.com/lauren_grababrewski
High Fashion Blob

iNaturalist App
Arlene Blum
Arlene Blum Annapurna t-shirts

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

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