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G.O. 044 – Sarah Tiedemann

G.O. 044 – Sarah Tiedemann, Hesitant Hiker Sarah Tiedemann grew up indoors in New Jersey living out her childhood adventures in books while developing an intense fear of the unknown world around her. A move to Hawaii at 17 introduced her to the wonders of nature. Her anxiety still remained, but the rewards outweighed the…

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G.O. 043 – Nick Smolinske

G.O. 043 – Nick Smolinske Goes Rogue Panda Nick Smolinske spent his childhood indoors playing video games. Commuting on a bicycle in college triggered something inside that lay dormant and he discovered a passion for active outdoor pursuits. Soon he was slack-lining and competing on a Broomball team. In hopes of saving money, he began…

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G.O. 042 – Jeannine Tidwell

G.O. 042 – Fundamentals of Nature with Jeannine Tidwell Over a decade ago, Jeannine Tidwell and her husband moved to Sandpoint, Idaho on a path to fulfill a goal she formed as a young adult. They founded Twin Eagles Wilderness School, a place where students can connect with nature and their community while learning wilderness…

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G.O. 041 – David Angel

G.O. 041 – Dav Underground ft. David Angel Doing “nerdy stuff with computers” eventually lead David Angel to a corner of the internet where he was introduced to subterranean exploration. Soon he was a member of the Southern California Grotto, a caving group. Despite witnessing a tragedy on his first outing, he became more involved…

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G.O. 040 – Lauren Grabowski

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…

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G.O. 039 – Levi Arnone

G.O. 039 – Flying & Falling With Levi Arnone A tandem jump enamored Levi Arnone with the art of sky diving. Yet, falling did not sufficiently quench his pursuit for flight. Soon, he found himself pursuing wingsuit training and delving into the world of BASE jumping. Levi and Jason spent an afternoon in Levi’s backyard…

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G.O. 038 – Skydive Monroe

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…

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G.O. 037 – Alan Gegax

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…

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G.O. 036 – Aysel Gezik

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…

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G.O. 035 – Andrew Merrill

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…

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