The Adventure Podcast Episode 41: An Interview with Polar Explorer Eric Larsen

This week’s episode of The Adventure Podcast should be of particular interest to regular readers of The Adventure Blog as we welcome polar explorer Eric Larsen to the show. When I envisioned creating a podcast about outdoor adventure and exploration, having guests like Eric on was what I hoped to do and this interview certainly lived up to –– and exceeded –– my expectations. When I spoke to Eric he was in Punta Arenas, Chile preparing to leave for the Antarctic, where he will soon begin his attempt to set a speed record skiing to the South Pole. We talk about how he got started on his cold-weather adventures, what it’s like to ski for hours at a time in the Antarctic and Arctic, what his strategy is for chasing the speed record, and much, much more.

But before we get to the interview with Eric, my co-host Dave Adlard and I share the latest adventure news, with stories from the Himalaya, the Karakoram, and Antarctica. We also talk about the recent crowning of the adventure racing world champs and some news about the return of Eco-Challenge too. Of course, we wrap up the show by sharing our latest gear picks, including some impressive things we saw at the recent Outdoor Retailer show and a powerful new tech device that may just replace your laptop.

As usual, you can listen to the episode on the embedded player that I’ve attached to this post below. Alternatively, you can also download the show from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, and Spotify. You can also reach out to us through social media, connecting through our Facebook page or on Twitter. If you have further feedback, suggestions, and questions, please drop us an email.

Thanks for listening!

Kraig Becker