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Always Another Adventure

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76. Dr Peter Clarkson. Cardiologist & climber. How hard should older athletes train?
Dr Peter Clarkson, is an NHS Cardiologist based in the Scottish highlands, and a very keen and talented rock climber.   He has also competed in triathlons.I’ve been trying to answer a question; 'how hard is too hard' when it comes to exercise for an older athlete?   How close to maximum heart rate should we be hiking, running and cycling?  What are the warning signs we're going too hard, too often?Dr Clarkson agreed to shoot a video with me for The Older Athlete Series and we met at The Ledge climbing gym in Inverness.  You can see the video I made from this chat on YouTube.  This podcast is our whole interview with only minor edits to tidy the conversation, and it's also available to watch in video.
35:21 3/1/24
75. Ed Ley-Wilson. Kayaking the Sea Roads
There’s more adventure in this podcast than most.  Ed Ley-Wilson talks us through Running the great Wall of China; kayaking Patagonia; and the kayak journey along Scotland’s west coast that promoted his most recent book.  Along the way we’ll take a dive into the ethics of fish farming.  Ed’s first book about running the Himalaya is called ‘The Himalayan Shuffle’ and you can find old copies on various websites.Ed’s new book Kayaking the Sea Roads is out now: https://amzn.to/3HAOiHjIf you want to hear more about kayaking in Patagonia check out Episode 8 with Will Copestake > https://www.buzzsprout.com/954676/3255151
53:18 2/1/24
74. Ride to the Sun. Gary Cameron & Fraser Maxwell
Get your 2024 off to an exciting start by planning to cycle 100 miles this summer in Scotland's friendliest, free century ride.   Ride to the Sun is a (semi)-organised, summer solstice 100 mile ride through the night, from the English border city of Carlisle to the village of Cramond just north of Edinburgh in Scotland, aiming to arrive for sunrise around 4:20am.We’ll hear from organisers Gary Cameron and Fraser Maxwell, plus learn how to organise the logistics of this point-to-point ride.  I'll also try to understand why it appeals to a range of cyclists, whether they're tackling their first century or riding it as part of a 300 mile Audax.  I've been at this event three times and it gets better each year.Website          Video
25:19 12/31/23
73. Joe French. Everest avalanche and a barefoot running recovery
This is a story of adventure on the highest of mountains, and also so much more.   A young TV camera operator gets his first big break to film on Everest.  He then has to come to terms with almost dying in an avalanche and the tragedy of losing friends in two of the biggest disasters ever to hit that mountain.  In this podcast we hear the story of Joe French's recovery from post traumatic stress, barefoot running through the forest above his home in the Scottish Highlands.  It's a story he tells in vivid detail in his book Out of Mind.  Out of Mind by Joe French (Amazon affiliate link)
33:22 11/30/23
72. Calum Munro. Roam Scotland Rally.
The Roam Scotland Rally is an annual ride, devised by Calum Munro after he cycled the Torino Nice Rally.  Each year it takes a different route and spoke to Calum part-way through the 2023 ride.  The routes can be tackled at any time.Roam Scotland Rally website
30:57 10/31/23
71. Jamie Aarons. Record breaking Munro round.
In the Spring of 2023 Jamie Aarons set a new record for a self-propelled round of The Munros, Scotland's 282 mountains over 3,000ft in elevation.  Here she talks about her background, discovering hill-running, the community that helped her complete the challenge and the problems she overcame along the way.Jamie's Just Giving page   Jamie's Website
45:11 9/30/23
70. Lee Craigie. Other Ways To Win - pt 2
Part 2.  Former British Mountain Bike champion, Active Nation Commission for Scotland, and now author of an excellent memoir (sort of memoir) Other Ways to Win we'll hear from the inspiring Lee Craigie.  Lee and I take a short ride together, chatting about the book and some of its deeper themes.  Lee reads passages from the book and these act as springboards for our conversation.  There are too many adventure stories for one podcast, so part two comes soon.  I spoke to Lee about many of these adventures a couple of years ago, and that podcast will be re-released to tie into this publication.There's also a video of part of our conversation - it's in a longer video telling the story of my own two-day cycle ride to visit her, called Other Ways to Lee.Buy Other Ways To Win on Amazon.
29:44 9/6/23
69. Lee Craigie. Other Ways To Win - pt 1
Former British Mountain Bike champion, Active Nation Commission for Scotland, and now author of an excellent memoir (sort of memoir) Other Ways to Win we'll hear from the inspiring Lee Craigie.  Lee and I take a short ride together, chatting about the book and some of its deeper themes.  Lee reads passages from the book and these act as springboards for our conversation.  There are too many adventure stories for one podcast, so part two comes soon.  I spoke to Lee about many of these adventures a couple of years ago, and that podcast will be re-released to tie into this publication.There's also a video of part of our conversation - it's in a longer video telling the story of my own two-day cycle ride to visit her, called Other Ways to Lee.Buy Other Ways To Win on Amazon.
45:03 9/3/23
68. Markus Stitz. Bikepacking Scotland
Single-speed round-the-world cyclist Markus Stitz has written another book Bikepacking Scotland.  He runs the website of the same name and I met Markus in his home in Edinburgh.Buy Bikepacking Scotland on Amazon (affiliate link)Bikepacking Scotland.com
52:21 7/31/23
67. Pip Hare. World's hardest endurance event. Solo ocean racing
The parallels between solo ocean racing and other ultra endurance sports are not immediately obvious.  But as I listened to Pip Hare talk about her goal to complete the Vendee Globe - solo around the world race - for the second time, age 50, I heard striking and surprising parallels between this multi-million euro sport and simple ultra running or cycling.  At which Pip also excels.  She is part of the only team - a pair - to ever complete the running, cycling and sailing stages of the Three Peaks Yacht Race.  So is it the hardest world's endurance event?  She'll be racing flat out, constantly looking to maximise speed relative to weather conditions, never truly able to sleep, for almost three months.  So it's tough.Pip Hare Ocean Racing Website  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   YouTube            
43:29 6/30/23
66. Cory Jones. First Aid Training
If you, a friend or a family member has an accident in the outdoors or elsewhere, would you know what to do?  Many lives have been lost because people wait for trained help to arrive rather than carrying out simple first aid.  I took a two-day first aid course with the First Aid Training Cooperative, part-owned by Cory Jones.  He talks us through the thinking behind outdoor first aid, and you'll hear clips from the training and my reaction to the pressure of realistic scenarios.Cory also recorded a podcast about canoeing the Canadian Wilderness.The First Aid Training Cooperative        Highland ExperiencesIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
32:06 5/31/23
65. Donnie Campbell. Ultra gravel cycle racing & The French Divide
Better known as a mountain and trail runner, when Donnie Campbell took up gravel cycling he started winning races and smashing FKTs.   Donnie has been on the podcast twice, talking about the wild places he runs (Ep. 2) and setting a new record for the fastest self-propelled round of Scotland's "Munro" mountains (Ep. 35).  Now he explains his very different approach to bikepacking races - he doesn't sleep!  Well OK, that's not strictly true, but he doesn't sleep much, even on the 2000km off-road French Divide, reckoned to be the hardest bikepacking race in Europe.  We chatted in his kitchen.Donnie's coaching website - Get Active Running    Instagram   Facebook   
42:25 4/30/23
64. Ron Strickland. A life on the trail.
He’s one of America’s great hikers and the man who devised and created the Pacific Northwest Trail.  Ron Strickland has lived what he calls a "vagabondish" lifestyle, either on the USA’s trails or in Washington DC campaigning for his own.  His memoir Pathfinder - the title is his trail-name - is a journey through a life spent outdoors, albeit with a few surprises.  “It was not emotionally cost free” he says at one point, and I try to find out the price he paid for such freedom.  We spoke the day after Ron’s eightieth birthday from his home in Hawaii.Ron’s website      Pacific Northwest Trail Organization websiteBuy Pathfinder by Ron Strickland on AmazonMulti-part, 2022 PNT documentaryOlder PNT video
30:47 4/21/23
63. Jenny Graham. Coffee First then the World
As the fastest woman around the world on a bicycle releases the book of her journey and embarks on a UK speaking tour, this is an updated version of an interview we recorded three years ago.Buy Jenny's Book (amazon affiliate link)Jenny's website   Instagram    and speaking tour dates
37:05 4/11/23
62. Bella Molloy. Australia to Pyrenees & ultra cycling
lAdventures come in all shapes and forms.  The more complicated ones are often the most interesting.  Bella & Steve Molloy quit corporate jobs in their native Australia to set up a travel advisory business in the French Pyrenees.  Along the way, Bella got into ultra cycling and as recently started a podcast.Seek Travel Ride website      Seek Travel ride podcast  YouTube   Facebook  InstagramIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website  
53:19 3/31/23
61. Pacific Crest Trail, Then & Now. New podcast series
The first episode of a new podcast series which you'll find herehttps://pctpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Twenty years ago we hiked this 2,600 mile wilderness trail from Mexico to Canada, across baking deserts and snowy mountain passes.  At the time we were told it was the 'classic era' of the PCT.  Now numbers have risen from a few hundred to thousands. More at PCTpodcast.comI made recordings with people along the way, but lost them until recently.  Now I've produced a limited podcast series recalling at this classic time and also looking at the PCT today with people who know it well.  We'll hear from a couple who hiked the trail twenty years after us and only just made it to the border as forest fires engulfed the area.This is the first episode of that series and other episodes are also live now.If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website  
36:29 2/28/23
60. Moose Mutlow. From the UK to Yosemite Search & Rescue
For the last twenty years, an Englishman has been a senior trainer and key family liaison member of Yosemite Search & Rescue, one of the world's busiest organisations of its kind.  Moose Mutlow's curious career path took him through stints as a street-performing juggler, a deputy headmaster in the Kalahari and more than 2000 days leading and instructing  in the wildest of the world’s places.  Moose's books and online courses are used by professionals, not only to learn the practical skills of swift water rescue, but also the emotional techniques to lead worried or grieving relatives through rescues and recoveries of loved ones.  All this while leading a $50m project in Yosemite to introduce more young people to life in wild places.Moose Mutlow's website     Instagram     FacebookIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website  
43:50 1/31/23
59. Helen Todd. 20 years of Scotland's "Right to Roam"
In February 2023 Scotland will mark twenty years of Land Reform legislation that gave a Right of Responsible Access to the countryside.  Yet challenges remain with some confusion about what's allowed and a reduction in the number of staff who had been appointed to upload access rights.  There's also a challenge of equality of access, to widen the number of people taking physical activity in open spaces.   Helen Todd, the campaigns and policy manager at Ramblers Scotland, guides us on the way ahead.Ramblers Scotland Paths Map     The Out There Award     Helen Todd's TwitterIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
41:49 12/31/22
58. Cory Jones. Canoeing Canadian Wilderness
In the summer of 2022, Cory Jones led a group of six paddlers through the Yukon territory in Canada.  Their group of six covered 1000 miles, through two time zones and six river systems.  However, the adventure wasn't exactly harmonious eventually splitting into two groups.  Age was the dividing line. This generational divide was echoed among communities of First Nation people they met along the rivers.  As well as describing a tough adventure, Cory speaks frankly about all these differences and the impact climate change has already brought to their environment and way of life.  Expedition website    Cory's blog   Cory's business Highland Experiences  First Aid TrainingIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
42:17 11/30/22
57. Richard Lang. Cycle coaching AI App
A phone app that offers cycle coaching using artificial intelligence.  It learns from how your workout performance and adjusts future sessions.  We hear how former professional cyclist Richard Lang moved from racing to coaching, before making the  leap to tech-business start-up.  We can offer a discount code for Spoked to use at Sign Up.  Please don't ask me how to use Spoked - check their 'How To' video  or contact Spoked direct.60 days free ALWAYSANOTHERADVENTURE60 - 500 Review PlacesIf you miss out then45 days free ALWAYSANOTHERADVENTURE45 - over 5000 places  Spoked website    Apple App Store       Google PlayThis is not a sponsored or paid podcast.  The channel has received financial or benefit in kind.  I just think it's interesting and wish to share it with you.  Video of Spoked in action:    www.TinyURL/AAA-SpokedIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
42:18 10/29/22
56. Simon Willis. My Torino-Nice Rally Ride.
This is a strange one, because the host, Simon Willis, becomes the guest.  Sean McFarlane interviews me about my Torino Nice Rally ride.  Here are links to things we talk about; videos of the ride, preparation videos, maps and information about travel / kit as well as the Resources page of AlwaysAnotherAdventure.com  Torino Nice Rally home page.If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website  
38:45 9/30/22
55. Phil Burt. Bike fit.
A world-renowned authority on bike fit, Phil Burt quite literally wrote the book; the link to buy the new edition is below.  He has optimised the position of many great cyclists with by British Cycling  including Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins.  Their framed Tour de France yellow jerseys are on Phil's studio wall.  I visited Phil at his Manchester studio for a bike fit, and it seems many cyclists share similar challenges.  We chatted while he worked and  result allows us to evesdrop on a world-class bike fitter at work.Phil Burt's bike fitting website: www.philburtinnovation.co.ukBuy book on AmazonIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
27:26 8/31/22
54. Markus Stitz. Great British Gravel Rides.
Round the world single speed cyclist Markus Stitz has written a new guidebook to the best gravel rides in Great Britain.  Here Markus takes us on an urban gravel ride around Edinburgh.Buy Markus' book hereWatch a YouTube video of our ride: http://tinyurl.com/AAA-MarkusVideoIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
38:46 7/31/22
53. Calum Maclean. SwimPacking Loch Morar into Knoydart
Recorded on location with Calum Maclean, one of Scotland's best known open water swimmers.  He takes Simon and Liz Willis on their first Swim Packing adventure.   There's also video of this adventure on the YouTube channel Always Another Adventure - link: https://tinyurl.com/AAA-SwimpackingVideoCalum's book 1001 Outdoor Swimming Tips is published by Vertebrate on 7th July 2022If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
38:35 6/22/22
52. James Olsen. Torino-Nice Rally FAQs
The Torino-Nice Rally is a 700km journey through the Alps over high cols, mixing road and gravel riding.  Its creator James Olsen answers many of the questions riders might have before undertaking this journey.Website           InstagramVideo version of this interviewIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
33:04 6/8/22
51. Dr James Douglas. Medical advice for wild swimmers
Many people have started wild swimming during the pandemic as a way to de-stress and stay fit.   Lifelong swimmer Dr James Douglas, a General Practitioner in the Scottish Highlands, has advice for new swimmers and those who have been doing it a long time.  He describes two (thankfully rare) conditions that can affect outdoor swimmers, one of which is very like a stroke.  Yet some doctors might be unaware of its existence.Check out our YouTube channel and website 
27:51 11/21/21
50. Jamie McDonald. Adventureman, running America
The one and only Adventureman superhero, Jamie McDonald has run across continents to raise money for hospitals which treat sick children.   Here he talks about running 5,500 miles across 22 States of the USA entirely unsupported.  As a child a spinal condition threatened his ability to walk.  Now his Superhero Foundation has raised more than one million pounds for sick children's charities.The book of his latest adventure is called Running America, and it's very good (honestly - I read and thoroughly enjoyed it).Buy Running America on Amazon UKJamie's website: AdventureMan.org      Twitter    Instagram    FacebookIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
46:04 10/31/21
49. Mike Dales. Exercise every day.
Many listeners will be used to training for events of big trips.  Mike Dales calls these 'five course days' and wants you to pay more attention to the 'bread and butter' days.  His book Find Time for Exercise gives ideas for daily challenges to keep you moving which in turn creates greater base levels of fitness, no matter your starting point.   Mike and his partner run, walk, cycle, kayak or ski at least 5km every day and have done so for eight years.FindTimeForExercise.com     Twitter   Instagram   Facebook    YouTubeBook on Amazon.co.ukIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
33:24 9/30/21
48. Nick Butter. Running Britain's coast & The 196 Foundation
We’re stepping out of the monthly schedule with this podcast to bring you something extra. There are two parts to this conversation with Nick Butter who we heard from in episode 38.   The second part is about setting a new record for running around the coast of Great Britain.  The first is about a new, worldwide charity he’s establishing that is so different I genuinely think you’ll be interested in hearing more.  www.the196foundation.com/      Instagram  nickbutterrunning.com/     Instagram
26:41 9/9/21
47. Martyn Howe. Tales from the big trails.
There are nineteen, sort of official, long trails on this island and Martyn Howe has waked them all.   I’ll talk to Martyn about Long Distance Walking and his new book Tales From The Big Trails.  And we won’t stop there.  Because Martyn is quite a cyclist too having, among many other things, circumnavigated the north-sea by bike.Martyn's Website    Instagram   Twitter   Facebook     Buy Martyn's book at Vertebrate Publishing   If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
40:10 8/31/21

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