Boldly Went: YOUR Adventure Stories

93 EpisodesProduced by Boldly Went

Featuring the brief and true adventure stories told at Boldly Went Live Shows by outdoor enthusiasts and athletes of all kinds.

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Side Eye With Caution: Canoeing Howe Sound and the Chattooga River. Ep. 86

December 10th, 2018

Lost paddles and capsized canoes with real life unicorns and goddesses. Reminders to never squash the enthusiasm of your buddies because it’s that enthusiasm that brings magic and miracles on your adventures. Adventure …

Sticks and Stones and Cars Will Break Your Bones. Ep. 85

December 3rd, 2018

Cycling 200 miles in 8 hours and backcountry backpacking. Both are generally safe, until they’re not. In this episode we talk about the dangers of bike lanes and the importance of drinking enough. (You choose the …

Families That Adventure Together: Beloved Pets, Parents, and Partners. Ep. 84

November 26th, 2018

How do you define your adventure family? How has you family encouraged you to take up new and massive challenges? And what gear have you shared …

Maritime Miracles. Ep. 83

November 19th, 2018

Up close whale encounters, a message in a bottle, and scuba diving featuring classic Thanksgiving themes like family experiences that shape us, human …

Braving the Void. Ep. 82

November 12th, 2018

Splitboarding, climbing, skiing and mountaineering can be terrifying, but throw in some genitourinary problems and you really never know how it’s going to turn out. We review what to do when you see blood in your urine …

Extreme River Rafting. Ep. 81

November 2nd, 2018

River floats conjure up images of peace, serenity, and relaxation, but outdoor adventurers know that just change a few factors, and rivers can quickly become death traps. This week’s storytellers can vouch. Apark ranger …

More Trick than Treat. Ep. 80

October 29th, 2018

In observance of Halloween, we’re sharing the trickiest and spookiest stories from Boldly Went Live Shows: a bizarre and disturbing wild animal …

The Moab 240: A Very Special Episode Ep. 79

October 22nd, 2018

Live from Utah, and the Destination Trail Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run. We spoke with runners about their experiences along the way to try to get to …

O is for Orienteering. Ep. 78

October 14th, 2018

Stories that titillate and tickle by two world class orienteers. Listeners will learn about the various types of orienteering and what it takes to get to the World Champs, hint, it’s within your grasp! No matter if …

We can do hard. Ep. 77

October 8th, 2018

We define “adventure” as an experience that you go into without knowing how, or if, you’ll get through it. We believe adventure stories are important because, for one thing, they are a reminder that people can get …

PCT 50th Anniversary. Ep. 76

October 1st, 2018

On October 2, 2018, the Pacific Crest Trail is celebrating the 50th year since its inception as a National Scenic Trail which is a designation that protects it from private land development and preserves the trail for …

We’re Idiots. I love you. Ep. 75

September 23rd, 2018

Two stories in this episode, the first by a skier, the second by a sailor. Both stories illustrate the dramatic effects of weather changes, the value of a compass, and rescue plans. Stories take place in the Canadian …

Tahoe 200 Endurance Trail Run: A Very Special Episode. Ep. 74

September 17th, 2018

Stories from runners, staff, and volunteers recorded live at the 2018 Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Trail Running Race. Experiences range from the highs …

When everything goes wrong, that’s when adventure starts. Ep. 73

September 10th, 2018

When everything goes wrong, that’s when adventure starts. Ep. 73 Stories illustrating Yvon Chouinard’s famous quote, that the adventure starts when …

How to Be a Tour Guide Ep. 72

September 4th, 2018

Stories recounting the life-changing experience of being a wilderness tour guide. From a crevasse rescue that led a new father to rethink his career path to a pitch for guiding as a means to become a better person. This …

“When everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Ep. 73

September 3rd, 2018

Stories illustrating Yvon Chouinard’s famous quote, that the adventure starts when everything goes wrong. Drew Goldsack, an Olympian and adventure …

On the Road: The Strange and Bizarre Ep. 71

August 27th, 2018

Stories recounting the epic experience of life in the warzone in Iraq as a photo journalist, the complications caused by inattentive mechanics, and the fundamental human struggle of mixing saltwater and a bad rash in …

Season 2 Highlights Part 2 Ep. 70

July 21st, 2018

This is the last episode in Season 2! This is part 2 of a 2 part series of our Season 2 highlights. In these highlights episodes you’ll hear the crowd favorites from Season 2 from the most listened to episodes, most …

Season 2 Highlights Part 1 Ep. 69

July 16th, 2018

We’re resharing crowd favorites and a diverse collection of outdoor adventure stories from Season 2. In this episode we take a few minutes to pull …

Fast and Slow Running in Giant Circles: Mount Rainier & Tahoe Rim Trail Ep. 68

July 9th, 2018

Recounts of the Wonderland Trail at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington and the Tahoe Rim Trail in California. Stories of multiple attempts, …

Thru-Hiking Newbs: PCT & PNT Ep. 67

July 1st, 2018

This week’s storytellers share their first experiences with thru-hiking, both from the Pacific Crest Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail, and the major lessons they learned. We dive into the concepts of personal …

Type 2 Fun: Hiking the Kalalau Trail Napali Coast and High Sierra Backcountry. Ep. 66

June 25th, 2018

When facing severe weather and treacherous conditions, sometimes it’s necessary to rethink the plan and consider the most important end goal. That’s what this week’s storytellers did when exploring the Napali Coast …

Ice Cold: Swimming and Running Ep. 65

June 10th, 2018

It might be warming up here in the Northern Hemisphere, but these stories are about athletes who took on some ice cold challenges including ice …

Threats Of No Return. Sailing and Paddling. Ep. 64

June 5th, 2018

First, what it’s like to refurbish and sail a rusty tall ship and the impending adventure (danger) that awaits. Second, a group of friends set off on a camping adventure by kayaking down the River of No Return Frank …

Lost & Found. Skiing, White water Rafting. Ep. 63

May 20th, 2018

This week I’m sharing stories by a semi-pro nordic ski racer turned nomad, a white water rafting and kayak guide, and an alpine skier. Each of the stories have components of being lost, then found and interweave …

Explosives: Boy Scouts, Camping, Surfing, Chile, & Dynamite. Ep. 62

May 14th, 2018

Part 1: Discovering hidden treasures at scout camp. Blindly hiking surf boards through a minefield in Chile. Stories about narrowly missing getting blown up and a sudden, deeper appreciation for life. Part 2: A …

Miracles: Cho Oyu Mountain Climbing and hiking in Ecuador. Ep. 61

May 7th, 2018

A story by previous Seven Summits Guinness Book of World Record Holder about the time she witnessed a man fall off Mount Cho Oyu, the world’s 6th …

Undignified Extreme Racing: Adventure Race World Championship & Running 100 miles. Ep. 60

April 30th, 2018

Two stories about extreme racing and the dirty little places you might find yourself during the depths of extreme thirst and fatigue. First you’ll hear from a slimy Adventure Race World Series finisher, then from a …

Road Trip: Transcontinental Cycling & Transamerica Search For Best Places to go Backpacking. Ep. 59

April 23rd, 2018

Stories of self discovery and really long adventures in time and space. First a story of a bike trip from Alaska to Argentina with a couple stops to summit each continent’s highest peak - Denali and Aconcagua. Then a …

Adventure Socialites: CXRACING & R2R2R. Ep. 58

April 15th, 2018

These are stories of friendship and fun amidst some grueling and weird challenges. Grand Canyon in One Day - The rim to rim run is hard enough, but this mom’s group went 47 miles from the Grand Canyon South Rim to the …

Hiking Trails & Surprise Attacks. Ep. 57

April 9th, 2018

Places to hike and the unknown and unexpected dangers lurking - some funny, some not. Stories from El Salvador, Palm Springs hiking trails, Palm Springs camping, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT Trail) and Oregon hiking …

Bigfoot Sightings, Mountaineering & Missiles in Oahu Hawaii, Scuba Diving, & Warped Tour. Ep. 56

April 2nd, 2018

April Fool’s 2018!?!? Featuring true stories that seem like jokes and a story that ends with a joke. Stories are all about finding bigfoot, hiking in …

El Camino de Santiago. Ep. 55

March 25th, 2018

This week we hear from pilgrims about their experiences walking The Camino Frances in Spain. Three different pilgrims with three different perspectives describe their experience of the pilgrimage in Spain taking them to …

Bikepacking San Francisco - Boulder, Ethiopia - Namibia, & the Trans America Trail. Ep. 54

March 18th, 2018

This week’s storytellers tell how cycling adventure riders get on the bike and complete an interstate house move, get an insider view of the consequences of severe drought in African countries, and celebrate memories of …

You’re Gonna Be Scared. Ep. 53

March 11th, 2018

Broken legs, forest fires, house explosions, a case of Giardia, and some really strange questions. Scary stories so bizarre that they border on unbelievable. Storytellers: Ben Oberhand, Sara Vanderwaal Music: Ryan …

Mental Health & the Outdoors. Ep. 52

March 3rd, 2018

A canyoneer and a hiker describe how they use the outdoors as a tool for pushing through some mental health challenges, and how you can do it too.

Paradise! Kiss it Goodbye. Ep. 51

February 25th, 2018

Perspective on how beautiful outdoor places can be tainted - wrong directions, land mines, lack of environmental stewardship, and permanent vision …

Discovery. Ep. 50

February 17th, 2018

Breaking through imposter syndrome in the Central Cascade Mountains in Washington, regaining lost confidence on the Colorado Trail & how a 12 …

Crush(er). Ep. 49

February 10th, 2018

In honor of Valentine's Day we're sharing stories by three people telling about how they kindled love in the midst of their adventures. You’ll first hear from a climber and international backpacker, then a fifteen time …

Firsts & Foremost. Mountain Biking, Backpacking, Fishing. Ep. 48

February 4th, 2018

A mountain biker, a hiker, and a fisher from Laramie, Wyoming capture the horror, peace, magnitude, and elation that come from exploring the outdoors in challenging and new ways. Storytellers: Cynthia Dywan, Stephanie …

Teenagers doing stupid things. Ep. 47

January 28th, 2018

Stories from a white water kayaker, an all around outdoorsman, and a long time ultra runner about their formative teenage experiences. We’re …

Community to the Extremo. Ep. 45

January 15th, 2018

This week we feature some of the most hard core stories we’ve ever featured! Ultrarunners with stories from Vol State, running across Tennessee, and …

Going With the Flow. Ep. 44

January 7th, 2018

To ring in the new year, we’re sharing stories from snorkelers, swimmers, kayakers, surfers and paddle boarders. They face their fears and perceived limitations and accept new challenges in spite of them. This episode …

Introducing HumaNature podcast by Wyoming Public Media. Ep. 43.1

December 25th, 2017

This week we’re going off script and introducing our listeners to a podcast we think you’ll enjoy called HumanNature produced by Wyoming Public Radio. Music: Ryan Little, Maricz, Doctor Turtle, Ray Rude

Not as Planned. Ep. 43

December 17th, 2017

Going in search of whale sharks in the Caribbean waters off the coast of Belize and an attempt at swimming across the extremely rough waters of the …

Unexpected Turns of Events. Ep. 42

December 11th, 2017

Three fantastic and diverse stories about how adventure helps us cultivate resilience and agency. The first a story about swimming the Willamette …

6 AdventShorts: Interview with Connor Bloomfield. Ragged finish on the CDT.

December 7th, 2017

This is exclusive content for Boldly Went Patreon subscribers! Go here to access Connor "One of Us" Bloomfield is the …

Traversing the Atlas Range, Morocco. Ep. 41

December 3rd, 2017

Romantic partners took their one man tent and traversed the Atlas Range in Morocco in sweltering, desert-like conditions. They share their lived …

Runs in the Family. Thanksgiving Part 2. Ep. 40

November 26th, 2017

A father and a daughter came to a Boldly Went Show together, put their names in the hat, and they were both selected. Turns out, it was both of their …

Runs in the Family. Thanksgiving Part 1. Ep. 39

November 19th, 2017

3 parents telling stories about their outdoor experiences with their children of different ages and life stages. First, a father’s story about …

5 AdventShorts: Interview with Graham Zimmerman. Pro Climber, Novice Bikepacker.

November 18th, 2017

Graham Zimmerman, a professional moustache grower, mountain climber, and expedition taker talks about his most recent unimaginable adventure - bikepacking with his romantic partner. We ask him how he funds his …

4 AdventShorts: Interview with Chris Wright. Missed summit in Pakistan-Link Sar.

November 16th, 2017

Known for climbing and opening new routes especially in Alaska - Terror on Moose's Tooth - and from Oregon to Norway. He free-soloed the Matterhorn …

3 AdventShorts: Interview with Sarah Bradham at Mazamas: Creating the Portland Alpine Festival.

November 16th, 2017

Our first ever organization to be named our Adventure Hero of the Week, Mazamas, one of the oldest Mountaineering organizations in the United States, …

2 AdventShorts: Interview with Dawn Glanc on her film "Mixtress."

November 15th, 2017

Dawn talks about women in mixed climbing, her debut film "Mixtress," and how she reacts to the statement "Adventure is my lifestyle."

1 AdventShorts: Interview with Katie Mills. Climbing Alaska's Ham and Eggs and Moose's Tooth

November 14th, 2017

Katie Mills, a self defined "normal person" who spices up her life with weekend getaways ice climbing and has recently achieved her unimaginable by climbing Ham and Eggs. Music: Maricz

Gnarly Vets. Ep. 38

November 12th, 2017

Gnarly Vets. Ep. 38 by Boldly Went

Catastrophe: You only control your choice. Ep. 37.

November 4th, 2017

Cliffed out in Fool’s Canyon, lost on the M.I.A trail and why adventures are unpredictable. Reflections from canyoneers and a skier about sleeping …

Season 1 Highlights: Part 2. Ep. 36

October 15th, 2017

Revisiting listener and crowd favorites from Season 1: a novice skier & climber, cyclocross racer, trail runner, sailor.  Confessions from the …

Season 1 Highlights: Part 1. Ep. 35

October 6th, 2017

Revisiting listener and crowd favorites from a skier, climber, SUP boarder, natural disaster survivor, and a thru-hiker. I pull back the curtain and …

Don't Give Up. Ep. 34

October 1st, 2017

Bike tourists face off with an 18 wheeler and a runner describes her first 100 mile race. One a story of life and death, the other of the trying …

Thru Hiker Realizations. Ep. 33

September 24th, 2017

The fears and joys of being a thru hiker, living in the wild, and surviving.

Results Are in the Approach. Ep. 32

September 17th, 2017

Inspiring mentors and friends who teach us, challenge us and lead us to question what might be possible for ourselves. Stories from a paraglider and a paddle boarder encourage outdoors enthusiasts and athletes …

Beauty In The Grotesque. Ep. 31

September 10th, 2017

Adventure is more than just something we do for fun. It helps us cope and manage the difficult moments we experience as this week’s storytellers …

Love, Wheels, & Costumes. Ep. 30

September 2nd, 2017

A PCT section hiker and a cyclocross biker share their experiences about how some wheels, grit, costumes, and luck during adventures can be useful …

Disaster! Ep. 29

August 27th, 2017

From novice to expert to mechanical and natural disasters, this episode features underprepared hikers who get stranded on a mountain slope for a night, an experienced triple-crown thru-hiker who catches on fire, and a …

Elements: Out Of and Into. Ep. 28.

August 20th, 2017

These skiers, mountain bikers, hikers, and cross-country state champions get out of their element showing that going outside in unfamiliar conditions can be hilarious, dangerous, terrifying, life-threatening, …

Overcoming. Ep. 27

August 13th, 2017

Stories revolving around trail running, backpacking and mountaineering in the Swiss Alps intertwining themes of community, dealing with injuries, …

Providing Aid. Ep. 26

August 6th, 2017

Starting with 2 of the unlikeliest aid stories: the Belize Defense Force finds an award-winning adventure filmmaking crew in the jungle and asks for assistance, then a sailor revives the unlikeliest of creatures in …

Bring These Things. Ep. 25

July 31st, 2017

A snowshoer and a backpacker give some tips about things to remember when heading to the backcountry. Like directions. And candy bars. Storytellers: Angie Sowell and Karly Wade Music: c4, Fields Ohio, Komiku, Josh …

Logs & Walls. Ep. 24.

July 24th, 2017

Crossing the logs in life. It’s obvious what logs you need to cross to get to your destination, but what about when those logs are figurative and come from a scary accident or inexperience. A hiker and a climber …

Her Odyssey. Special Feature. Ep. 23.

July 15th, 2017

America to America a 23,000 mile trek. Stories told from Bolivia in the midst of undertaking a massive journey from Patagonia in the Southern part of …

Record Holders. Ep 22.

July 9th, 2017

Hiking and rowing the farthest and the fastest. Told by the fastest known time record holder for the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail and by …

Wildlife Encounters. Ep. 21

July 1st, 2017

Encounters with a mountain goat, 3 bears, and a giant spider in the Cascades of Washington, the backcountry in New York, Vancouver Island, and the high Himalayas. Instructions on how to respond when encountering wild …

Bird Attack. Ep. 20.

June 23rd, 2017

Human on bird and bird on human attack stories. An Appalachian Trail section hiker, journalist, author, and avid birder shares her experience hiking in the Adirondacks researching her book about 50 years of bird …

Ghost Towns and Girl Scouts. Ep. 19.

June 15th, 2017

1) Author and award-winning filmmaker shares his reflections on a 3-month kayaking trip around Newfoundland and reminds the listener to make good use of your time. 2) A group of hiking teenagers lost in the Uinta …

Say Yes to Life. Ep. 18

June 10th, 2017

A SUP boarder and an open water swimmer take us inside their extreme water worlds sharing rare experiences. The first scary story circles around life and death. The second is a more light-hearted telling of an …

Holding your own. Ep. 17

June 4th, 2017

Stories from Tacoma, WA. The first from a hard core distance runner about her experience at the Barkley Fall Classic 50k which contains pieces of the infamous Barkley Marathon. The second from a grizzled surfer going in …

Building Suspense Ep.16

May 29th, 2017

Suspenseful stories from a sea kayaker and a snowshoer involving blood, intense winds, and Beyoncé. Storytellers: Melissa Malott, Gene …

In Pursuit. Ep. 15 May 9, 2017 11:16:31 AM

May 21st, 2017

Stories about atypical outdoor adventure activities-mining, yoga, meditation- that strongly emphasize the importance of following the adventurous …

Uncovering in the Wild. Ep. 14 May 9, 2017 10:14:47 AM

May 14th, 2017

Two wildlife biologists share stories of how nature provided them the space for self-discovery and personal growth and how that sometimes leads to …

Facing death. Ep 13

May 4th, 2017

Contemplating the unfairness of dying on a sailing trip from France to the Caribbean or at the hands of a wild animal in an Indian mine. These 2 …

To the Rescue Ep. 12

April 28th, 2017

On being rescued and rescuing in the wilderness. A climbing accident where one little slip results in one big hail mary and how a surprise encounter …

Human Powered Search Engines. Ep. 11

April 23rd, 2017

Our 2 adventurers share how they go in search of the right direction and the right person, one on foot, the other on a bike. Stories of unique …

Swim and have sex, but don’t run for your life. Ep. 10

April 16th, 2017

An adventure tourist tells how she reacted when she was surrounded by jackals in Africa. A novice swimmer uncomfortably found herself swimming straight toward the largest waterfalls in the world. A mountaineer shares …

Professional Adventurers Next Door Ep. 9

April 8th, 2017

An Ironman rewinds the pivotal events in his career and an ultrarunner tells about his run at Mont Blanc and his new, old, pair of shoes. …

Life Changing International Disasters. Ep. 8

April 2nd, 2017

Stories from Bend, Oregon about bagging Kilimanjaro where the most dangerous part was the afterparty and a shoestring adventure to Honduras that went sideways as soon as stepping off the plane. Storytellers: Neil …

Naked, Lost, and Drunk Ep. 7

March 27th, 2017

Naked, Lost, and Drunk Ep. 7 by Boldly Went

How to make an adventure. Ep. 6

March 18th, 2017

Turning adventure dreams into reality. One woman tells about how she found herself on a Mongolian horseback trip and another describes how he became …

Adventure tragedies: Superman free soloing, gear theft, and thru-hiking irresponsibly. Ep. 5

March 6th, 2017

This week hear stories about what it’s like to accidentally take flight while free soloing and about acting irresponsibly and loving it. Also in this …

Prison, Bears, Bleeders, and Mangoes. Ep. 4

February 25th, 2017

This week's adventures: A benting adventure to a prison island. Trail names and bear encounters. Adventure is who you're with. Never eat unpeeled mangoes.

Chinese wrestlers, PCT trail magic, and Shredding in Iran. Ep. 3

February 20th, 2017

An adventure film maker gets roped into wrestling a Chinese tribal elder, a thru-hiker finishes the PCT with some unexpected friends, and an Aussie encounters free spirits on the ski slopes of Iran.

Escapades in Pakistan, England, Iceland. Ep. 2

February 10th, 2017

Seattle adventurers tell about backpacking in Pakistan, walking across England, and testing a potential adventure partner by visiting a penis museum in Iceland.

Boldly Went 1 Intro December 8, 2016 12:00:52 PM

December 8th, 2016

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