The Adventure Podcast Episode 80: What are the Seven Summits?

We’re back with another episode of The Adventure Podcast this week as my co-host Dave Adlard and I attempt to return to a regular schedule after weeks of travel and other interruptions.

Our topic for the week is the Seven Summits, which is one of those milestone’s in adventure that is often referred to, but isn’t always clearly explained. We talk about the origins of the idea of climbing the highest peak on each continent, what mountains make up the list, and why it is surprisingly complex to actually decide what the “Seven Summits” actually are.

Before jumping into that topic however, we first take a look at some Adventure News, including controversy surrounding Nike’s latest marathon running shoes, an update on the progress of Nims Purja, and an $80,000 blimp ride to the North Pole.

Later, in our gear segment, we both share a product that we’ve both been testing as well. For me, that comes in the form of the new Cotopaxi Allpa 42L travel backpack, while Dave shares his experience with a pair of fleece-lined adventure pants that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

Kraig Becker