The Adventure Podcast Episode 29: The One With the Guy From the U.K.

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another episode of The Adventure Podcast. This week, we welcome guest Ray Betts to the show, during which we talk about a broad range of topics, including climbing Kilimanjaro, preparing for Aconcagua, and the importance of going on an adventure. But first, we share news on a daring rescue operation in the Karakoram, fake climbing permits on Everest, and a very special high school that focuses on travel and adventure. And of course, we wrap things up with some new gear items that have struck our fancy, including a lightweight drone and an innovative sleeping bag for kids.

My co-host Dave Adlard and I would like to thank our friend Ray Betts for coming on the podcast this week. Ray is a British adventurer, climber, and endurance athlete who is an avid mountaineer and long distance runner. He also happens to be good friends with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, sharing some thoughts on that legendary explorer. Ray is also preparing to climb Aconcagua this fall and shares his thoughts on that mountain, as well as his aspirations for Everest. He even gives us a hint at his favorite pieces of kit, which include his trusty Garmin Fenix 5 watch.

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Kraig Becker