The Adventure Podcast Episode 38: Talking Adventure Travel with Lee Thompson of Flash Pack

We’re back with another episode of The Adventure Podcast this week, although I’m flying solo on this episode. My cohost Dave Adlard was on the road, and I was expected to be busy too, but ended up having some travel cancelled at the last minute. That opened up an opportunity to speak with Lee Thompson, who is a former photojournalist and now the co-founder of Flash Pack, an adventure travel company that is doing some fun and unique things in that space.

We spend most of the episode talking about travel and our own experiences, although Lee also tells us about his years as a photographer working with news outlets all over the world. He shares details of his time in Egypt while covering the Arab Spring for instance, and tells us about how he was the first western journalist to see the body of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya following the revolution there.

Before jumping into the interview however, I share a few interesting news stories from the past week, including an impressive first ascent of an unclimbed peak in the Himalaya, a massive storm revealing shipwrecks in Florida, and how a major outdoor brand is getting even more political by endorsing candidates in the upcoming election here in the U.S. Unlike most episodes however, we skip the gear segment in favor of holding out for the return of my cohost next week.

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As always, thanks so much for listening!

Kraig Becker