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Episode Info: Chris is a wife, mother, and business owner who loves to get her hands dirty and feet wet. Her adventurous spirit shines through in her work as a writer, speaker, trainer, and consultant. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, teenage son, and two labs, Winston and Kiya. Chris and her husband Marty became the first American married couple to ski without guide, resupply or other assistance to the South Pole and became Guinness World Record holders. When not outdoors playing in the wild, you’ll find Chris leading creative discussions in corporate conference rooms and at off-site locations around the country. Show notes Chris introduces herself Working full time and doing adventures Not coming from an adventurous family Growing up with 4 siblings Enjoying spending time outside Not having access to the mountains Leaving college and taking her first professional job Starting to feel as though she didn’t below Taking a 4 month leave of absence  Deciding to travel solo  Going back to work…. Wanting to build a different type of life Starting her own consulting business Building a life which had more flexibility The steps taken to get into challenges  Developing skills in mountaineering  Climbing Mount Denali the highest mountain peak in North America Meeting her husband Marty on the Mountain! Switching from mountains to trail running Being all in on ultra running for 13 years Fitting family, work and adventure into life Taking it one day at a time Why you can’t do it all  Deciding on the next challenge - The South Pole Was it possible to do it on their own…  Do they have the skills? The planning and preparation needed to do this challenge Leaving their 12 year old son behind Balancing the risks of living a life of adventure while being a parent The 3 year journey to the start line Defining roles in the partnership  Working as part of a team Dealing with the fears of the unknown  How knowledge helped to calm fears Getting onto the ice for the start of the adventure! Keep moving forward with the goal of 15 miles per day 40 days….. 45 days worth of food… Running out of food… The reality of the situation and enjoying the journey? Dealing with the low points  The attraction of the challenge Can I do it Enjoying the journey… Writing a book about the challenge Quick Fire Questions Social Media Website -  Instagram @chriscfagan  Twitter @chriscfagan   Facebook @chriscfagan   Youtube  @3belowzeroexpedition   Book - The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole (She Writes Press, September 3, 2019)...
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