57 minutes | Mar 24, 2021

Episode 36: Ashly Winchester on Trail Running & FKTs

On this episode: FKTs, Death Metal, horn of zeese. We’re talking with Ashly Winchester, trail runner, FKT-collector (she has dozens), Mount Shasta guide, and freelance outdoor writer. Show Notes 00:35 – Introducing Ashly 01:20 – How she got started running 04:50 – What is an “FKT” and what are the differences between supported, self-supported and unsupported records? 06:10 – The logistics of planning and executing multiple FKTs  10:50 – Climbing and guiding on Mount Shasta 13:00 – Picking FKT objectives 14:10 – The Joshua Tree Traverse 23:45 – The Death Valley Crossing 31:00 – Dealing with the failed FKT attempts 36:15 – What gear do you always bring with you? 46:10 – Ashly’s Womxn Of The Wild podcast 49:35 – Booneville and Boontling 52:25 – Freelance writing in the outdoor industry 54:40 – Where to Ashly online Mentioned in this Show Tough Mudder Fastest Known Time Shasta Mountain Guides Womxn of the Wild Find Ashly Online Womxn of the Wild podcast: website and Instagram Instagram: @ashly.winchester Connect with us! Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/ Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/  Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThere Our Co-hosts Jason Fitzpatrick – IG: @themuirproject Saveria Tilden – IG: @adventuruswomen  web: AdventurUsWomen.com Jeff Hester – IG: @thesocalhiker  web: SoCalHiker.net Theme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music.  The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.  
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