The Adventure Podcast Episode 22: How to Get Started in Adventure Racing

The latest episode of The Adventure Podcast is now available to download from your favorite podcast platform, including Apple, Google, Stitcher, and Spotify. You’ll also find the audio clip embedded below in this blog post for those who prefer to listen directly from their browser.

With the recent announcement about the return of Eco-Challenge, not to mention a question from an avid listener, this week we decided to talk about how to get started in adventure racing, which can seem like a daunting affair. But co-host Dave Adlard and I break down how to begin putting together a team, choose a race, start collecting your gear, and more.

But first we start the show with adventure news with topics like speed climbs on El Cap, disturbing stories from the Himalaya, and a long-distance swim across the Pacific Ocean. And of course, we wrap up the show with our gear picks, including hydration options for camping and a new portable power station.

As always, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter, and we love getting feedback, questions, and other notes via email too. If you haven’t given the show a shot yet, and you like what you read here on The Adventure Blog, chances are you’ll dig the program. Thanks for giving us a shot and listening to us ramble on about exploration, adventure, and outdoor gear on a weekly basis.

Kraig Becker