Everest

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/

G.O. 009 – Alison Hudson

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G.O. 009 - Nomadic Pursuits With Alison Hudson

Alison Hudson is a NOLS instructor and filmmaker nomadically making her way around the world seeking new experiences. She spent multiple months in Nepal shooting a documentary, Close to the Edge: Life in the Khumbu, about Nepalese high-altitude workers. Her production was cut short by the tragic earthquake in April that killed 9,000 and triggered an avalanche on Everest. She and Jason met at a park in Wyoming to discuss these subjects and her experiences on the Appalachian Trail. They even take a moment to defend the usefulness of Facebook.

LINKS:

alison-hudson.squarespace.com

NOLS:
nols.edu

Mile, Mile and a Half:
themuirproject.com/mmah/film/

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