The Adventure Podcast Episode 64: How do We Make Everest Safer?

After taking a week off for travel and other projects, The Adventure Podcast returns this week with an all new episode. The last time we recorded a show was just before the big summit push on Everest and the other Himalayan peaks, and in that episode we warned listeners that things could be a bit dicey. Little did we know that it would turn out to be one of the deadliest years in the history of the mountain, with traffic jams and other challenges making things difficult. That prompted our main topic this week, which is examining ways to potentially make Everest safer.

Before we go into that challenging subject however, we take a look at the latest adventure news. That includes a round up of everything that went down in the Himalaya over the past few weeks, as well as the story of an artist who is walking the length of the Mississippi River to connect communities along that iconic waterway. We also examine the story of The North Face using Wikipedia to game Google search results and take a look at the results of the 2019 Giro d’Italia. As usual, we wrap up the show with the latest gear reviews, including a look at the new Suunto 5 GPS watch and a smart helmet from Coros.

You’ll find the latest episode embedded in this pst below, or you can listen and subscribe to the show through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, and Spotify. You’ll also find us on Facebook and Twitter, or you can email with thoughts, suggestions, and questions. Thanks so much for giving the show a listen. We hope you like what you hear.

Kraig Becker