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G.O. 030 – Alex Staniforth

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…

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G.O. 027 – Shawnte Salabert

G.O. 027 – Shawnte Salabert, Human Yogi Bear Shawnte Salabert was raised on the mean streets of Milwaukie where a local Boys and Girls Club introduced her to the outdoors. Her newfound love of camp and adventure led her away from Wisconsin as she sought the secrets of becoming Yogi Bear in human form. Eventually,…

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G.O. 024 – Esme Deprez

G.O. 024 – Esme Deprez on Rocks, Skis, and Journalism Ex-Mighty Mite, Esme Deprez is a journalist for Bloomberg Businessweek concentrated on delivering unbiased government and politics oriented stories. The social constructions of mankind are not her sole interests and she often heads outside of the bounds of society to climb rad rocks or ski…

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G.O. 019 – Peakbagging Chick

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…

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G.O. 016 – Alden Anderson

G.O. 016 – Embracing Freedom With Alden Anderson Alden Anderson had an atypical childhood. Communally raised in a sheltered religious order, his access to the outdoors and exploration—and secular society—were limited. At the age of 21, he broke his billion-year contract with his indoctrinated faith and began the transition into a standard American lifestyle. While…

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G.O. 008 – Chris Kalous

G.O. 008 – Chris Kalous Continues With Style If you are a climber, it is likely you have heard of the Enormocast, the preeminent climbing podcast. For four years, Chris Kalous has interviewed climbers from around the world and shared them with the internet. Chris is not merely a podcaster, he is also an accomplished…

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G.O. 005 – Nhung Luong

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…

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G.O. 004 – Scott Swaney

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….

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G.O. 003 – Saveria Tilden

G.O. 003 – The Multi-faceted Saveria Tilden Saveria Tilden keeps busy. When she discovered the outdoors, she realized it needed to be shared. She made that happen by becoming an educator and consultant for various businesses and organizations. She works with the American Hiking Society, the Sierra Club, REI Outdoor School, Transforming Youth Outdoors, IslandWood,…

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