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Month: April 2020

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #195: Cody Townsend — Adventures in Ski Mountaineering THE FIFTY

This week we are welcoming professional skier and ski-mountaineer Cody Townsend to the show!!

Cody is in the middle of taking on one of the most difficult challenges in ski mountaineering, climbing up and then skiing down the “Fifty Classic Ski Descents in North America”.  It’s a project that requires skill, patience, guts, and effort beyond comprehension.  It has also become one heckuva YouTube Adventure series that you should stop and binge watch immediately!

The quick version: after reading his copy of the iconic book “Fifty Classic Ski Descents in North America” Cody thought “I’d ski those” then he thought “I guess I might as well climb up them too.”  Then he set out to do just that and he’s filming each attempt along the way.  And the films are freaking awesome, terrifying, hilarious, educational and inspiring all in one.  Each episode is legitimately high quality adventure filmmaking which you guys will enjoy immensely!

From THE FIFTY website:

“From Alaska to Colorado, California to Baffin Island, these lines are among the most difficult in the world and all of them have at least one historical descent. But no one has skied them all. Over the course of the next three years, I will change that.

Drawn in simply by the allure of “I want to ski that,” I plan to devote the next few years of my life to skiing every line documented in that book. And for one final twist, I plan on doing it the hard way, by climbing every line that I ski.”

—Cody Townsend, November 2018

This episode explores- What it was like skiing the Line of the Year in 2014 (which is something that has to be seen to believe!), Cody’s three rules his lives by through the FIFTY, how he has transitioned as an athlete to add ski-mountaineering to his repertoire, my 6 year old’s reactions to his video of Pyramid Peak, how he handles fear, and his decision to postpone this season’s adventures due to COVID-19.

Hope you all enjoy the episode!! Cody is an incredible athlete but also a super down to earth easy to talk to kind of dude and I am really grateful he shared an hour with us!!

MORE FROM CODY TOWNSEND:

THE FIFTY Youtube Series: https://www.youtube.com/user/hucknorris83

THE FIFTY website: https://skithefifty.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/codytownsend/

Website: http://www.codytownsend.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/codytownsend 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/codytownsend/

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #194: Gavan Hennigan — Rowing Solo Across the Atlantic, Winning the Iditarod Trail Invitational

This week we are chatting with Irish Adventurer Gavan Hennigan all about his life as an adventurer! Get ready because this is an absolutely AMAZING episode of the show!!

Gavan has spent his adult life diving head first into adventure.  Having traveled around the world for work as a deep sea saturation diver (which is fascinating), he has taken on everything from climbing Himalayan peaks to running across a frozen Siberian lake in the winter to rowing across the Atlantic Ocean by himself to, most recently, winning the Iditarod Trail Invitational!

In this episode we get to hear all sorts of adventure tales from these expeditions and dive fully into how Gavan’s mindset has evolved because of them.  This is a person who has had some very unique life experiences and I am so very grateful to be able to listen to his stories and lessons and be able to share them with you guys!

Hope you enjoy the show as much as I did!! Thank you so much Gavan and best of luck on everything that you plan to take on in the future!

MORE FROM GAVAN:

Website: https://www.gavanhennigan.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulogav/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulogav/

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #193: Clark Beckham 2 — Tales From His First 50 Mile Ultramarathon

A couple months ago Clark Beckham laced up his shoes to run 50 miles at the Rocky Racoon in Huntsville, Texas.  Since we previously talked after the Marine Corps Marathon, Clark’s training had been a bumpy road- think busy life of a musician on tour combined with a rough marathon recovery.

Despite a near non-existent training block, he lined up at the start line anyway.  Braving the ups and downs of his very first ultramarathon, pushing through every step of the way and discovering just how much he is capable of through pure grit and determination.

This is the story of Clark’s race.  A story in which he will inspire you, make you laugh, make you wince in empathetic pain, and challenge you to go after your own ridiculously lofty goals!!

Hope you guys enjoy the show! I am absolutely floored by Clark’s story and am incredibly inspired by him!

MORE FROM CLARK BECKHAM:

Website: https://clarkbeckham.com

Music Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clarkbeckham/?hl=en

Running Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clarkbeckhamrun/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClarkBeckham

MCM Article: https://www.marinemarathon.com/blog/idol-finalist-mcm

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #192: Ryan & Emily Wanless 2 — Enduring the 350 Mile Iditarod Trail Invitational

A month ago we chatted with Ryan and Emily Wanless as Ryan was days away from entering the Alaskan Wilderness to take on the EPIC 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational.

Since that time, Ryan has slept near wolves, trudged through ridiculously deep snow, heard tales of Moose attacks, pulled a sled up through a mountain range, marched down a frozen river, and finished his incredible adventure at backwoods cabin in McGrath, Alaska.

This episode captures some of the adventures he had along with the lessons he learned along the way.  I love chatting with Ryan and Emily about the extreme ultras they take on and have learned a lot about the sport through our conversations.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode and are finding new and exciting ways to spend your days as we are all battling through this difficult time.  Much love!

MORE FROM RYAN AND EMILY:

Ryan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wanlessrm/

Emily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orchare/?hl=en

Ryan’s Previous LABF Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/133-ryan-wanless

Emily’s Previous LABF Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/157-emily-wanless

Iditarod Trail Invitational: https://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com/

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