Colorado is an amazing place. This week we talk about what most Coloradans do for this sliver of time called Fall. Adaptive athletes pushing the envelope and trail runners migrate to Estes Park. Dispatch Weekly is all about what is going on in Colorado.
For this week's live show we talk with a group of impressive go-getters from the Front Range:
We recorded LIVE with a nice crowd from the patio of Mountain Toad Brewing in Golden with four inspiring mountain adventurers who all share a love of suffering in nature.
Joe Grant talks to us about his recent self-supported peak-bagging of all 57 14ers. He talks about his 100-mile "rest day" bike ride, his lowest point on the trails (on a paved road of all things) and how he keeps his motivation in some very difficult elements. Erik Sanders discusses his Labor Day weekend Nolan's 14 attempt and breaks some news regarding an exciting adventure race he's got coming up. Christopher Harrington talks about the group of trail-blazers he founded, FRXC - Front Range Cross Country, and lays out an ambitious plan that is now officially Joe Grant-approved. Our "every-woman" Ilene Bloom tells us how she got mixed into the crazy world of ultra-running and what she's got her eyes set on next.
It’s raining men (and women... mostly women, actually) on this sky high episode of Dispatch Radio. Join hosts Kelly Cornish-McConnell, Laurie Nakauchi and Cory Feign as they go well above and beyond our usual 5,280’ and meet some people experienced in the art of jumping out of or off things and safely returning to earth to discuss what they just did on a podcast. Adventure journalist Jayme Moye gets inspired covering a paragliding recon mission to jump off Kilimanjaro and ends up taking the plunge herself with Vail Valley Paragliding in our own backyard. Yogi Steph Schwartz talks about her transition from ultra-runner to yogi to badass skydiver and skydiving instructor and how mindfulness factors into both disciplines. World hang glider speed record holder Ben Herring introduces us all to hang gliding and discusses how he balances his decades-long obsession with being a dad and working full time (Hint: it involves sharing his passion with others).
We catch up with Gociety's Director or Partnerships, Jason Antin, for a sneak peak of what to expect this weekend. Tons of fun activities to try out, beer and music all
day, get to know other adventurers and athletes, plus the event is dog and family friendly (kids 12 and under are free)!
Stop by and see Dispatch at the Zeal Optics lounge, where we'll be talking with a bunch of influencers and badass adventurers all afternoon.
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And a huge shoutout to Big City Mountaineers, Gociety's non-profit partner for Adventure Fest who played a big role in helping the event come together. A portion of all event revenue will go towards their operating costs and program development.
The Broncos kick off and so does the feeling of fall in our amazing Colorado. We bounce around but keep you in the loop on all things adventure and all things Colorado.
Dispatch Weekly is all about sharing the things we love to do and see in the beautiful state of Colorado. This week we talk about ultra running in Steamboat, a film release in Denver, an amazing endurance attempt of Nolan's 14 and the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Whether you are new to Colorado or a seasoned adventure vet, we hope to share something you are into!