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Best Thruhiking podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Thruhiking podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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Trail Correspondents is a teleportation machine to the trail- in audio form. Every other week, a select handful of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the American Discovery Trail, give us a glimpse into the world of long distance backpacking. Through their eyes and vocal cords, we learn all about the highs, lows, and nitty gritty details that go into a half-year, cross-country trek. Trail Correspondents is the next best thing to being on ...
 
Tom Griffen, artist and modern-day explorer, journeys afoot and lighthearted, 4000-miles across the length of the United States. In this podcast, Tom tells his own stories and those of random strangers he meets along the way. He also describes both the mundane and exciting details of his 3 m.p.h. life windblown on the American roadside.
 
From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Backpacker Radio is a show all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets.
 
The Training For Trekking Podcast is created to help hikers, trekkers and mountaineers prepare for their bucket list adventures. Rowan shares with you the simple training strategies to get you fit, strong and resilient to tackle anything the trail will throw at you. He also dives deep into subjects such as how to prevent altitude sickness, nutrition while hiking, injury prevention and much, much more. So you can have the very best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure!
 
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While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1996, Whitney LaRuffa found his new hiking companion, a wandering dog which he named Erwin after the town in Tennessee where they met. Erwin continued the AT hike the rest of the way through to Maine and went on to accompany Allgood for 13 years on many more hikes. Whitney joins Travis from his Continental…
 
In this episode, I explore what a hiker a can do if they are always getting sick or nauseous when they are climbing a big hill. You will learn: A few simple nutrition guidelines to help your gut stay happy on tough sections of the trail Why intensity and speed matters when climbing a hill (and how you can control this to reduce your likelihood of f…
 
In this episode, I explore a number of exercises which I see commonly recommended to hikers, which I strongly believe you should skip. You will learn: The single most overused (and overrated) exercise in the fitness industry (and why your trainer always asks you to do them) When a hiker should consider using jumping exercises (Hint: it is not when …
 
You’ll remember Curt from episode 491 where he talks about zero-gravity experiences. Today is a much different episode as he and his wife, Cindy, join us to talk about how they plan to adventure now that they’re retired from teaching. Combined, they have 60 years in the classroom and have been able to put in place a fantastic plan for experiencing …
 
In this episode, I share with you some quick nutrition tips to help you perform at your best on the trail (and be able to fully enjoy yourself!) You will learn What the #1 priority you should be aiming for with your trail nutrition Which foods will give you the most benefits while snacking on the trail (and which to minimise outside of meal times) …
 
Originally aired March 26, 2018 Seth Quigg, the "Pimbi Master", from www.wildlandtrekking.com joins Curt on today's show to share some good stories from trips to Tanzania. they also discuss the value of putting yourself out there and getting some real-world experience and education through adventure. Instagram: @sethquiggphotography www.wildlandtre…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Sarah Jones Decker, author of the new gorgeous photobook "The Appalachian Trail: Backcountry Shelters, Lean-tos, and Huts". We learn what goes into a project as massive as doing a photo essay of all of the AT's shelters, Sarah's personal favorites, the history of these …
 
In this episode, I share with you my process for your training during the final two weeks before a significant hike or trek. You will learn: When you should be doing your final, long training hike Why doing absolutely nothing (as well as training as normal until the last day) is a mistake How you should adapt your training in the final two weeks of…
 
In this episode, I interview online client Nicola and we explore how she trained for the Hump Ridge track when her physio told her to avoid walking for the final months before her trip. === Need some help getting ready for a significant hike? Check out our Online Training For Hiking: https://www.summitstrength.com.au/online-training.html…
 
After running her first marathon in Tokyo after the loss of her father, Liz grew a deep love of running as a form of therapy and exercise. She had a self-proclaimed “addiction” for the high of crossing the finish line after over 26 miles of running, especially in places that were far from her hometown of Atlanta. As she approached her 30th birthday…
 
This episode features Aaron Owens Mayhew. Aaron is a registered dietician and the creator of Backcountry Foodie! Aaron and her husband, Chris, live in a van they custom designed and built themselves. + We chat about how Aaron got started backpacking, thruhiking misadventures, how Aaron became a nutritionist and used those skills to create the Backc…
 
Originally aired on Aug 04, 2016. Since 1955, horseback riders have been taking part in an event called the Tevis Cup. This 24 hour endurance race starts in Lake Tahoe, California and ends in Auburn 100 miles to the west. Breast cancer survivor Lora Wereb recently took on this grueling challenge in the race’s 61st year. www.teviscup.org www.pegasus…
 
Today we are joined by Shug Emery. In addition to being a hammock enthusiast, with almost 100,000 YouTube subscribers, Shug's previous profession was as a circus clown for Barnum and Bailey. We obviously go way down the traveling circus rabbit hole, and we promise you his stories do not disappoint. Shug also shares his top tips for beginning hammoc…
 
In this episode, I share with you 5 simple tips, which a hiker can use to get the more value out of their training sessions (and, over the long term, see the best improvements on the trail!) == Want to get fit, strong and resilient for your hiking adventures? Check out our Online Training For Hiking: https://www.summitstrength.com.au/online-trainin…
 
After resigning from his position in sales in 1996, Alex became the youngest South African to guide a team to the summit of Everest at the age of 25. Since then he has led dozens of expeditions to some of furthest corners of the planet, including the north and south sides of Everest, the Seven Summits, and the Arabian Desert, to name a few. In 2008…
 
In this episode, I talk you through a simple 'post-hike' checklist to run through, which will ensure you will kickstart your recovery and help you wake up fresh and energised the next day. You will learn: Two simple nutrition tactics you should be following with 60 minutes of finishing a hike One big priority you want to aim for in the afternoon af…
 
Ryan "Kodak" Brown is on the show today to share his story of how finding long distance cycling helped him overcome anxiety, depression and alcohol dependency. In 2014, he embarked on an amazing bicycle trip from Canada to Panama. Listen in for some cycling inspiration! Instagram: @ryankodakbrown sierradesigns.com kodakbrown.com…
 
In this episode a explore a few ways you can judge the effectiveness of your workout (plus one way you should NOT be using). You will learn: Why using muscle soreness as a judge of a good workout is NOT a good approach A few different methods of judging the effectiveness of your strength, hiking and conditioning training == Want to get fit, strong …
 
In this episode, I discuss a simple strength training structure, which will help hikers stay strong for the trail, all year round. You will learn: How a hiker can utilise 'undulating periodisation' (and when it might be more effective than the additional 'block periodisation' approach) Two simple methods of structuring your strength training (which…
 
In this episode, I explore a number of myths I regularly hear about knee pain and explain why you can't believe everything you hear on the internet. You will learn: Should you be avoiding squats if you have bad knees? Why hikers with knee pain should not be training like a 'newborn baby' Why getting stuck in the 'manual therapy cycle' is a terrible…
 
After humble beginnings in the world of sports, Brian was introduced to summiting mountains, vast wilderness, and travel when he went to work at a summer camp in Colorado that changed his life forever. After that experience, as well as encouragement from his brother, he was eager to see more of the world. That’s when he took a solo trip to Central …
 
In today's episode, I share the first 'Summit Strength Rules' which are a number of rules, principles and guidelines from which I base my training. You will learn The one question you need to ask yourself when things seem too complicated, confusing or overwhelming Should you just rely on 'discipline' and 'determination' to fit your training into yo…
 
Today I am talking about a simple training tool a hiker can use, which can spice up your training and greatly challenge your balance and stability. Hiker's love training balance. Which is fair enough. Because a huge part of hiking is on unstable terrain. Whether it is slippery mud, shifting rocks, or just uneven footing, it is all pretty common. An…
 
Ethan knows what it takes to survive. He’s faced cancer twice, lost his father at the age of 14, had teammates die of AIDS while playing professional soccer in Africa, and has won the reality show Survivor: Africa. Today Ethan is joining Without Compromise to talk about what it means to survive difficult situations and ultimately use those tragedie…
 
In this episode, I chat with Ian Lumb (also known as Lummy) from Ontrack Expeditions and he shares some really interesting insights about what is going on in the adventure industry at the moment. In this episode: How you can support the adventure travel industry now and over the next 12 months What the number one issue he sees from trekkers on the …
 
In this episode, I share a number of strategies and techniques a hiker can use to aid their recovery between training. You don't get fitter, stronger and more resilient when you train. You get fitter, stronger and more resilient when you recover from training. That is an incredibly important point to be aware of. And today I share with you exactly …
 
In episode 69, we are joined by Will Robinson, AKA Akuna. Akuna is an army veteran, the first known African-American male to complete the triple crown, and an all around awesome guy. We talk about his experiences in managing chronic pain, how hiking interfaced with his PTSD, what it's like hiking through rural America as a black man with dreadlocks…
 
In this episode, I chat to longtime listener Glenn and he shares some great insights around his approach to physical preparation for hiking, balancing his passion for the trail and a young family as well as his super interesting approach to judging progress over time. You will learn: Learn how Glenn discovered hiking late in life as an avenue for f…
 
The world of highlining is often misunderstood as simply walking from one point to another across a thin webbing hundreds of feet in the air. While it is that, it’s so much more. Ari does an amazing job illustrating, even for the totally unfamiliar, the thrill, focus, and adventure of being out there on the line. Most of the episode revolves around…
 
In this episode, we talk about muscular endurance for hikers and why it is one of the single most important aspects of fitness for the trail. Muscular endurance is so incredibly important for a hiker to develop. And it is one of the most specific elements of fitness, which can help you to hike comfortably and capably all day long. However, the word…
 
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