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G.O. 102 – Emily McCarthy

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G.O. 102 – GORUCK with Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy grew up on the beaches and sandlots of Florida where running became a lifelong passion. Adulthood would carry her across the globe working with volunteer groups and the CIA. Now, she and her husband run GORUCK, a group rooted in special forces principles where veterans and civilians come together to build active communities. Emily and Jason spoke over Skype one day about the mission of GORUCK, her experiences with other cultures, her history with the CIA, and the finer qualities of Red Rover.

 

LINKS:

GORUCK.com
GORUCK on Instagram
GORUCK on Facebook
Star Course Hit List

Emily on Instagram




G.O. 099 – Steven Reinhold

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G.O. 099 - Steven Reinhold, Adventure Philanthropist Hillbilly

Steven Reinhold wants his adventures to make an impact. Early experiences with Big City Mountaineers shifted his pursuits towards adventure philanthropy. He balances his time with guiding, brand ambassadorship, volunteer work, and leading cleanup initiatives with the Trashtag Project. He and Jason spoke in a windy AT shelter one afternoon about his path to philanthropy, the realities of being a brand ambassador, and the inspirations and goals for #trashtag.

 

LINKS:

Great Global Cleanup – Earth Day

Appalachian Adventure Company:
Instagram
Facebook
appadventureco.com

Trashtag Project:
Instagram
Facebook

Volunteer Groups:
Big City Mountaineers
All Hands and Hearts

South Beyond 6000 Challenge

G.O. 098 – Lady Crush Crew

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G.O. 098 - Roundtable: Lady Crush Crew

Lady Crush Crew is a climbing community devoted to empowering and enabling women to climb together (and crush together). Initially an Instagram group to connect women in San Francisco, LCC has expanded across the U.S. Jason met with three group leaders one afternoon to discuss the history of LCC, the impact it has had, why women love climbing together, and what the future holds.

Photo Credits:
Sage Nigh and Teddi Tostanoski

 

LINKS:

instagram.com/ladycrushcrew
ladycrushcrew.com
LCC YouTube
LCC Facebook

instagram.com/notsabrina
instagram.com/rocketnessa
instagram.com/mags.at.crags

G.O. 097 – Ranger Ted

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G.O. 097 - Wonder Outside With Ranger Ted

Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, is an actor and outdoor guide in Los Angeles. Born in Minnesota, his youth involved lakes, canoes, and outdoor adventures fueled by encouraging adults. Thankful for the experiences made possible by outdoor mentors, he strives to be that mentor for others via his brand, Wonder Outside. Ted and Jason spoke one afternoon about the wonders of nature, the benefits of the outdoors, fighting cancer at 21, falling into acting, and annual capture the flag extravaganzas.

 

LINKS:

wonderoutside.org
instagram.com/rangertedla

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G.O. 092 – Discomfort Zone

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G.O. 092 - Roundtable: Embrace Your Discomfort Zone

One of the hurdles many struggle to overcome when embarking on outdoor adventures is dealing with discomfort—be it psychological, emotional, or physical. As we head into 2020, team Chick-a-Boom—Cyndi, Marilee, and Saveria—are here to discuss why embracing your discomfort can lead to great rewards and a richer life.

LINKS:

alltrails.com
rei.com/learn

Saveria:
adventuruswomen.com
instagram.com/adventuruswomen
facebook.com/AdventurUsWomen

Cyndi:
instagram.com/cyndi_skyrunner_wyatt
facebook.com/cyndi.wyatt13

Marilee:
facebook.com/mvalkass

 

G.O. 089 – Chef Corso

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G.O. 089 - Outdoor Gourmet Chef Corso of MONTyBOCA

Washington native Chef Corso was introduced to the natural world by a group of high school friends. He quickly embraced a multitude of adventure sports, especially backpacking, but was always underwhelmed by the camp meals. A lifelong cook, Chef Corso founded MONTyBOCA, an online community dedicated to getting everyone to eat better in the outdoors. He and Jason spoke over Skype about the social importance of food, the path to creating MONTyBOCA, and how we all can elevate our meals.

 

LINKS:

MONTyBOCA.com
MONTyBOCA on YouTube
instagram.com/montyboca
MONTyBOCA on Pinterest

G.O. 088 – UAE Bouldering

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G.O. 088 - Sara and Allen and UAE Boulders

Sara Al Awadhi is a lawyer from the UAE. Allen Kenneth Schaidle is an academic from the Midwest United States. A chance encounter and a passion for climbing brought them together. Now married, they explore the UAE establishing new bouldering areas. Sara and Allen spoke with Jason one morning about the culture and ethics of the Middle East, the delicious sweets, the challenges of creating a guidebook, the joys of sharing climbing, and why Allen struggles to keep his shirt on.

 

LINKS:

saraalawadhi.com
akschaidle.com/outdoors.html
Mountain Project Page

G.O. 085 – Alden Anderson Returns

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G.O. 085 - Alden Anderson, 360 Nomad Across the Globe

Previous guest (G.O. #16) Alden Anderson is 3 years into a 6 month trip across Europe and Asia. He and Jason spoke over Skype about how travel changes a person, why exploring culture is as important as exploring nature, the human connections photography can bring, and the unexpected revelations life as a nomad has brought.

 

LINKS:

instagram.com/360nomad
hoian360.com
vietnamthepeople.com
360nomad.org

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G.O. 084 – Cyndi Wyatt

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G.O. 084 - Running to Life With Cyndi Wyatt

Cyndi Wyatt grew up running along the beaches of Florida, practicing aerobics, and eventually modeling. Running is what would stick with her, especially as it helped her cope with the aftermath of an abusive marriage. Now Cyndi competes as an ultrarunner, organizes outdoor events, and guides others. She and Jason met one rainy day to discuss the progression of her life in nature and how running has improved her life and those around her.

 

LINKS:

facebook.com/cyndi.wyatt13
instagram.com/cyndi_skyrunner_wyatt
Lowa Boots Blog

Chick-a-Boom!
Facebook Group
YouTube

L.A. Marathon
Catalina Marathon
Santa Monica Mountain Goats
REI Outessa
REI School

PODCAST SPONSOR:   Wild Woman Box – Use code “GetOutside” to save $5.00

G.O. 082 – Courtney Condy

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G.O. 082 - Courtney Condy and Occupation Wild

Courtney Condy was a workaholic go-getter intent on becoming a millionaire before 30. Yet, she hated her life. A spontaneous trip to Nepal shifted her perspective ultimately leading her to pursue a new career as an outdoor leader. She founded Occupation Wild, an online resource that helps others find employment in the outdoor industry. Courtney and Jason sat in a park one evening discussing existential issues, the joys of being a camp bitch, and how avoiding Coachella can change a person’s life.

 

LINKS:

occupationwild.com
instagram.com/occupation_wild
instagram.com/courtneymcondy

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