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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. 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. 044 – Sarah Tiedemann

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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 fear and the Hesitant Hiker was born. Sarah recently self-published a book sharing her approach to combatting these fears and why it is a battle worth waging. She and Jason met in Mercer County Park, NJ to discuss the powers and weaknesses of fear.

 

LINKS:

sarahdtiedemann.com
Book on Amazon

Kalalau Trail
WV Ziplining
Yellowstone Snowmobiling

Rock Warrior’s Way

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. 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/