The logistics of extended adventures – with guest Richard Matthews
Our guest this episode is English Adventurer Richard Matthews. At just 26 years old, Richard has been part of more amazing adventures than most people would in three lifetimes. Hearing about the amazing, sometimes frightening and often funny stories of his adventures was fantastic. On a different level it was equally rewarding to learn about his passion for adventure and being in the wilderness. Richard’s enthusiasm was contagious and it was a inspiring to see such a young man taking hold of his life and milking every last drop of goodness from it.
Richard’s website rmadventures.co.uk is currently under construction but you can certainly keep up to date with all of his adventuring on his Facebook page in the meantime: facebook.com/theRMAdventures/
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#tbt 4 years ago I had a 1,000 mile road trip to Scotland for 2 day of mountains and seeing old friends, with this gentleman, thank you Smithy. The conditions were pretty interesting strong winds, snow, rain and cold. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking forward to next week for some more time up in Scotland for 4 days around Loch Lomond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thegreatoutdoors #hikingtheworld #adventurers #christmashiking #adventureathlete #adventuregram #ukhiker #hikinglife #ordancesurvey #outdoorsy #theearthoutdoors #mountainhome #mountaineers #mountainphoto #mountainviews #mountainscape #mywayoflife #pastself #paramo #mountainadventures #photographyig #scotland #benlawers #visitscotland # #photographydaily #adventureiseverywhere #mountainadventures #scotland_ig #everdaylifeoutdoors
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PODCAST SHOW NOTES:
23 ways Hiking makes you Healthier.
Hopefully we are all aware that hiking makes you healthier but perhaps we’re not all aware of the specifics. I was sent this article by riderstrail.com and they’ve not just listed the ways hiking enhances your life but actually backed it up with research and statistics. There’s some interesting information in there, some of which was discussed on the podcast. Hopefully you get something out of it too.
Lost hiker, found safe.
Here’s an up-to-date news report on the theguardian.com about the guy who was lost in the Cradle Mountain region of Tasmania. Clearly it’s more factual than our ramblings during the podcast.
TOM’S MAGICAL MYSTERY MEDIA MASH-UP:
THE SCOTTISH TOM.
Here’s a couple of my favourite videos so far from the Scottish Tom’s YouTube Channel: Fandabi Dozi For some reason I find his content very captivating and interesting. In his Highlander video series he goes into the wilderness with similar kit to a 17th Century traveller. Step back in time and enjoy these videos below that Tom has put together.
SPEEDCROSS 5: THE AMAZING LAUNCH VIDEO.
This is what immersive cinematography is all about. Top points to SalomonTV for this amazing promo for the launch of their Speedcross 5 trail shoe. Get your headphones on, crank it up and enjoy 66 seconds of madness.
Thanks Glenn for your message and I hope you had an amazing run. This is the Eiger Trailrunning Race in Switzerland that Glenn competed in. Absolutely stunning scenery and brutal terrain at the same time. Check out the Eiger Ultra website for all the details.
Check out the Blackall 100 trail run as mentioned in the conversation about Justin recommending the race.
Here’s a link to Shaun’s favourite episodes as mentioned in the podcast:
EPISODE 6: HIKING ETHICS, LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES & TRAIL ETIQUETTE.
EPISODE 12: WHAT’S IN THE PACK
Friends of the podcast and guests from Podcast Episode 13, Caz and Chrissy from A Wild Land, told us about their hair-raising adventure when a canyon they were exploring was engulfed in a flash flood. That story is now published in OUTDOOR MAGAZINE and you can also read the whole article on outdooraustralia.com