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Wild West

Wild West

San Francisco Chronicle

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A window into the movers and shakers of the natural places where we love to play. Hosted by San Francisco Chronicle Travel Editor Greg Thomas, the show features in-depth interviews with world-class professional athletes pushing the bounds of human achievement, as well as the influencers and advocates shaping our ideas about the outdoors.

Latest Episodes

Pro Skier Hazel Birnbaum on Retiring at 33

Lake Tahoe skier Hazel Birnbaum has traveled the globe on the freeskiing circuit for most of a decade, but this winter she decided to officially retire from the sport. What does that look like for a 33-year-old? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 MINFEB 17
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Pro Skier Hazel Birnbaum on Retiring at 33

Rock Climber Pete Whittaker on the Magic of Suffering

EPete Whittaker stops by to talk about his unique approach to rock climbing, why he loves suffering and his new book, Crack Climbing, out in January. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MINJAN 9
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Rock Climber Pete Whittaker on the Magic of Suffering

Lake Tahoe’s First Private Ski Area

EWhite Wolf would be Northern California's first private ski area -- like a gated community for skiing in Lake Tahoe. Owner Troy Caldwell sits down to run through how the whole thing would work and how his project represents the future of skiing in Lake Tahoe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 MIN2019 DEC 27
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Lake Tahoe’s First Private Ski Area

Big-Wave Surfer Grant Washburn

ESan Francisco surfer Grant Washburn comes on to talk surfing culture in the city. We cover the uncertainty around the future of the famous Mavericks surfing contest, the closing of SF's 50-year-old surfing shop Wise, and the emergence of the City Surf Project. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Big-Wave Surfer Grant Washburn

California's Secret BASE Jumpers

EBASE jumper Daniel Ristow is on a mission to pioneer legal BASE jumping spots in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. (Click here for our feature story on his mission.) We discuss the state's secretive BASE community, Daniel's first jump and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 MIN2019 NOV 25
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California's Secret BASE Jumpers

Corey Rich on Photography, Yosemite Climbing and South Lake Tahoe's Future

EAdventure photographer Corey Rich stopped by to talk about shooting rock climbers on El Capitan, South Lake Tahoe's exciting future, and his new book, "Stories Behind the Images." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN2019 NOV 12
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Corey Rich on Photography, Yosemite Climbing and South Lake Tahoe's Future

A Year Alone at Sea with Sailor Randall Reeves

ERandall Reeves has been at sea for 12 months and counting and is days away from completing a solo circumnavigation of Antarctica and the Americas. He traveled the Northwest Passage, the fierce Southern Ocean and contended with gales and icebergs. We talk challenges of the trip and Randall’s next challenge of reintegrating into society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 MIN2019 OCT 19
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A Year Alone at Sea with Sailor Randall Reeves

Swimming in Garbage with Ben Lecomte

EOcean swimmer Ben Lecomte recently swam from Hawaii to San Francisco, making sure to pass through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. What he found is pretty depressing: plastic trash everywhere. We talk about what he saw, what he learned, and how he psyched himself up each morning to hop back into an ocean of trash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Swimming in Garbage with Ben Lecomte

The Future of California's Coast

EEconomist Jason Scorse runs the Center for the Blue Economy, a think tank dedicated to finding a healthy, sustainable equilibrium between society and the ocean. We cover the outlook for living on the coast, commercial fishing and other fun, thorny subjects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MIN2019 SEP 24
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The Future of California's Coast

Ski-Mountaineer Kit DesLauriers on Mindfulness, Exploration & Preservation

EAs the first person to ski off the highest peaks on all 7 continents, Kit DesLauriers has explored some of Earth's wildest places. We talk about finding freedom in the mountains, exploration in the 21st century, and her efforts to preserve a wildlife refuge in Alaska. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41 MIN2019 SEP 10
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Ski-Mountaineer Kit DesLauriers on Mindfulness, Exploration & Preservation

Latest Episodes

Pro Skier Hazel Birnbaum on Retiring at 33

Lake Tahoe skier Hazel Birnbaum has traveled the globe on the freeskiing circuit for most of a decade, but this winter she decided to officially retire from the sport. What does that look like for a 33-year-old? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 MINFEB 17
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Pro Skier Hazel Birnbaum on Retiring at 33

Rock Climber Pete Whittaker on the Magic of Suffering

EPete Whittaker stops by to talk about his unique approach to rock climbing, why he loves suffering and his new book, Crack Climbing, out in January. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MINJAN 9
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Rock Climber Pete Whittaker on the Magic of Suffering

Lake Tahoe’s First Private Ski Area

EWhite Wolf would be Northern California's first private ski area -- like a gated community for skiing in Lake Tahoe. Owner Troy Caldwell sits down to run through how the whole thing would work and how his project represents the future of skiing in Lake Tahoe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 MIN2019 DEC 27
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Lake Tahoe’s First Private Ski Area

Big-Wave Surfer Grant Washburn

ESan Francisco surfer Grant Washburn comes on to talk surfing culture in the city. We cover the uncertainty around the future of the famous Mavericks surfing contest, the closing of SF's 50-year-old surfing shop Wise, and the emergence of the City Surf Project. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Big-Wave Surfer Grant Washburn

California's Secret BASE Jumpers

EBASE jumper Daniel Ristow is on a mission to pioneer legal BASE jumping spots in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. (Click here for our feature story on his mission.) We discuss the state's secretive BASE community, Daniel's first jump and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 MIN2019 NOV 25
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California's Secret BASE Jumpers

Corey Rich on Photography, Yosemite Climbing and South Lake Tahoe's Future

EAdventure photographer Corey Rich stopped by to talk about shooting rock climbers on El Capitan, South Lake Tahoe's exciting future, and his new book, "Stories Behind the Images." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN2019 NOV 12
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Corey Rich on Photography, Yosemite Climbing and South Lake Tahoe's Future

A Year Alone at Sea with Sailor Randall Reeves

ERandall Reeves has been at sea for 12 months and counting and is days away from completing a solo circumnavigation of Antarctica and the Americas. He traveled the Northwest Passage, the fierce Southern Ocean and contended with gales and icebergs. We talk challenges of the trip and Randall’s next challenge of reintegrating into society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 MIN2019 OCT 19
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A Year Alone at Sea with Sailor Randall Reeves

Swimming in Garbage with Ben Lecomte

EOcean swimmer Ben Lecomte recently swam from Hawaii to San Francisco, making sure to pass through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. What he found is pretty depressing: plastic trash everywhere. We talk about what he saw, what he learned, and how he psyched himself up each morning to hop back into an ocean of trash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Swimming in Garbage with Ben Lecomte

The Future of California's Coast

EEconomist Jason Scorse runs the Center for the Blue Economy, a think tank dedicated to finding a healthy, sustainable equilibrium between society and the ocean. We cover the outlook for living on the coast, commercial fishing and other fun, thorny subjects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MIN2019 SEP 24
Comments
The Future of California's Coast

Ski-Mountaineer Kit DesLauriers on Mindfulness, Exploration & Preservation

EAs the first person to ski off the highest peaks on all 7 continents, Kit DesLauriers has explored some of Earth's wildest places. We talk about finding freedom in the mountains, exploration in the 21st century, and her efforts to preserve a wildlife refuge in Alaska. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41 MIN2019 SEP 10
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Ski-Mountaineer Kit DesLauriers on Mindfulness, Exploration & Preservation
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