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The Osprey Podcast
54 minutes | a month ago
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49 minutes | 3 months ago
Dr Michele Ufer - Motivation and Goals
Dr. Michele Ufer - Motivation & Goals In this week’s episode, we chat to sports psychologist and extreme endurance athlete, Dr. Michele Ufer. Michele reveals the psychology behind effective goal setting and how to find and keep motivated. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
84 minutes | 4 months ago
In this week’s episode, we chat to Osprey adventurers, Jonathan Pain and Fergus Crawley.With a passion for raising awareness and funds for men’s mental health, Jonathan and Fergus spoke with us about their challenge in November last year, Project Vertical. The challenge saw them ascend the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, 22 times in 11 days for Movember, with a focus on mental health to encourage men not to suffer in silence. We also hear about how they trained for the challenge and their own battles with mental health. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
In our latest podcast episode we sit down with Tom Entwistle, Vice President of Product and Sales EMEA at Osprey Europe to reveal what life at Osprey is really like and what drives us. As well as discussing the future of pack technologies, sustainability and how enjoying the outdoors is more important than ever. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | 6 months ago
Steve Barron - Hemp Farming, A Sustainable High
In this week’s episode, we chat to hemp farmer and renowned Music Video, TV and Film director, Steve Barron.Steve talks us through the benefits of farming hemp and its many applications throughout various industries as a sustainable, organic fibre.He also teaches us about its tumultuous past and why it has been held back from mass production until, potentially, the near future.We also hear about Steve’s personal history as a highly acclaimed Music Video, TV and Film director, having worked on Billie Jean, Aha’s “Take On Me”, Toto’s “Africa” and many more. He even gives us some insight in to how he brought the highest grossing independent film of all time to the big screen.Wrapping up, Steve tells us what is needed next to help hemp reach it’s full potential as a revolutionary sustainable crop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | 6 months ago
Nimsdai Purja MBE - Beyond Possible
In this week’s episode, we chat to Superhuman Mountaineer and extreme adventurer, Nimsdai Purja MBE.As a child, born without even a pair of flip flops to his name, Nimsdai tells us about his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a record breaking mountaineer through Project Possible, where he climbed 14 of the world’s highest peaks in under 7 months.We also hear about his time in the Ghurkas and how Nimsdai became the first ever Ghurka to pass selection for the elite UK Special Forces, the SBS.Nimsdai also tells us about his recent challenges including the writing of his debut book “Beyond Possible” and his newest extreme sport endeavour, the adrenaline fuelled “Speedflying”.Closing the episode, Nimsdai continues with his usual character and gives us only 1 single recommend for his 3 lockdown recommends… What do you think it could be? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | 8 months ago
Anna McNuff - The Barefoot Runner
In this week’s episode, we chat to barefoot runner, author, story-teller and accomplished adventurer, Anna McNuff.As the child of 2 Olympians, Anna tells us about her experiences battling her own expectations, finding her own path and seeking fulfilment through the challenge of adventure.We hear from the "Barefoot Britain" athlete about how to go from running in shoes, to running without them and all the trials that come with that transition. Plus, Anna takes us through the benefits of "trigger-point therapy" to relieve tension and alleviate pain when taking on major endurance challenges.Anna also takes us through her books "Llama Drama" and "100 Adventures To Have Before You Grow Up", the latter of which, offers up a plethora of creative ways to seek adventure, often from your own home.Wrapping up the episode, Anna gives us the best UK and Europe based adventures for 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | 9 months ago
Tracy Moseley - Life Behind the Bars
In this week’s episode, we chat to British Downhill and Enduro World Champion mountain biker, wife and mum of one, Tracy Moseley.Growing up on a dairy farm in Malvern, Tracy tells us how her childhood love of mountain biking has evolved to span a 20 year professional MTB career. With 15 World Enduro wins, 3 World Enduro championships and 2 World Cup Downhill Championships under her belt, not to mention biking trips to the Himalayas and the Andes, the Trek team coach has no plans to slow down any time soon.We hear from Tracy about how the mountain bike world has changed and evolved over the years, from tech and trails, to audience popularity and the Olympics, as well as how to cope with the pressure of competing and overcoming fears. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | 10 months ago
Christof NetteKoven - Exploring the Unknown
In this episode we chat to Christof Nettekoven, German expedition climber, alpinist explorer and devourer of cultural variety around the world. Christof has led expeditions to 5 first ascents in the past 5 years alone. Apart from unclimbed peaks, the pristine culture of mountain tribes along the way fascinate him the most. His documentary “Afghanistan´s Secret Peaks/Das andere Afghanistan” about Afghan nomads has been shown at several recent film festivals.Christof tells us about his recent trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and China, he recalls the different cultures he experienced, the hospitality of the people, his highlights and the challenges faced along the way. We find out what fuels his passion for exploring the unknown, plus Christof gives us his top tips for anyone looking to embark on their first adventure. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | 10 months ago
Megan Hine - Lead, Explore, Survive
In this episode, survival specialist, expedition leader, adventurer and author Megan Hine chats to us about her life and career, behind and in front of the camera. From her childhood day’s mountain climbing with her geologist father to her journeys through the Amazon meeting undiscovered people and cultures, we find out how Megan’s life has been shaped by her adventures.From her first forays into mountaineering, survival and bushcraft instruction she has been fascinated by the way the human mind deals with the hostile wilderness environment. Megan has become fascinated with exploring the psychology of Survival, building resilience and an understanding of mindfulness through extreme situations.Megan is also a passionate promoter of diversity in the outdoors and talks to us about the changes she’s seen in the way women are portrayed and included in the outdoor sector, why it’s important attitudes are starting to change and what she feels can be done to make her particular career path open and inclusive to all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | a year ago
Roman Rohrmoser - Risk & Reward
This week we chat to Roman Rohrmoser, a professional freeride skier and mountain biker who is world-renowned for his passion for snow.Skiing from just two years old, Roman is most at home in the mountains. In his childhood, Roman competed in national and international alpine competitions. Now a professional free rider he prefers off-piste powder to neatly groomed pistes. Roman tells us all about his adventures on and off the slopes including a couple of perilous trips which led to some severe injuries and almost cost him his life. He’s an adrenaline junky who enjoys not only skiing but also biking, running, paragliding and surfing. He’s taken part in the Redbull Rise and Fall for extreme athletes for several years, winning at least four times.Now a father of two, Roman tells us how fatherhood, combined with his previous accidents, has changed the way he views his sports and the risks he takes. He provides some valuable insights and advice to any new thrill-seekers looking to get into mountain sports. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
69 minutes | a year ago
Victoria Pendleton - A Champion's Mindset
This week we are chatting to former Olympic, European and Commonwealth cycling champion, British jockey and all-round daredevil, Victoria Pendleton CBE. Dreaming of becoming a Vet as a child, Victoria’s journey into track cycling was somewhat organic. Her childhood love of sport combined with her father’s enthusiasm for family cycling trips, leading her to become one of the best female track cyclists Great Britain has ever seen. We discuss with her how she became a champion, what it was like to train at Olympic level and how she felt about retirement from the sport. Since retiring from competitive cycling Victoria has been to keen to embrace all kinds of unexpected challenges which have pushed her outside her comfort zone, from training with equine performance coach, Yogi Breisner, and becoming a competitive jockey to attempting to climb Everest. She has jumped out of planes and has literally thrown herself into everything with positivity and determination. However, positivity has not always come easily to Victoria. She chats to us about her constant self-doubt, how she managed to pull herself through a dark period in her life and how developing a love for surfing helped her cope with depression. We find out about her involvement with charity, The Wave Project, helping young people with emotional and physical wellbeing through surfing and why she believes challenging yourself can be good for mental health. One thing you can’t fail to be impressed by is Victoria’s courage as she always approaches new challenges with the determination to succeed, she certainly is an inspiring example of what champions are made of.©photo credit: Matt Hardy/Thrudark See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
65 minutes | a year ago
Jay Morton - From Surf to Summit
Jay tells us how he’s finding his new found TV fame, why he feels the TV hit SAS Who Dares Wins holds a valuable message for the younger generation about perseverance, and the benefits of taking yourself outside of your comfort zone.Speaking of taking yourself outside of your comfort zone, Jay shares with us his plans for an upcoming UK endurance challenge in aid of charity, for mental health and wellbeing. This epic feat of endurance will include cycling the length of the UK, swimming the country’s three largest lakes and running up the three highest peaks, all in just 14 days! We chat about his cold-water training techniques and how he prepares himself, both physically and mentally, for such an enormous challenge.When he’s not filming or taking part in physical challenges, Jay fills his time running a successful clothing brand, Thrudark, and surfing. We chat to him about both and get to find out what he’s passionate about as well as discussing his forthcoming book entitled, ‘Soldier’ a compelling mixture of anecdotes and his philosophy on life - it’s sure to be a good read! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | a year ago
Jason Fox - Cartels & Canoes
In this episode we chat to former Royal Marines commando, ex-Special Forces operator and star of TV’s ‘SAS Who Dares Wins’ and ‘Inside the Real Narcos’. Jason has faced some of the toughest and most dangerous situations imaginable, he’s battled enemies on the battle field and in his own mind. We speak to him about canoes, cartels and coping with fear.Following a successful career in the Special Forces Jason is no stranger to extreme situations. In his Netflix TV documentary series ‘Inside the Real Narcos’ he comes face-to-face with some of the most dangerous drug traffickers and cartel members in the world. He gives us an insight into what it’s like behind the scenes filming for the show and talks about some of the characters he met, including the infamous Popeye, former assassin for Pablo Escobar.Jason also chats with us about his recent trek and canoeing adventure along the length the Yukon river. From carrying too much kit to almost losing it all whilst stranded during a storm just 15km from the end of the trip. He tells us all about the challenges and rewards of the expedition. How does Jason focus his mind to deal with dangerous or stressful situations? He talks us through his approach to handling stress, anxiety and fear. We find out how his military training and his own experiences of PTSD have given him the tools to manage his mind under pressure. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | a year ago
Anne Wangler - Resilience & Recovery
In this episode we chat to Anne Wangler, German-born freeride skier. Anne has been skiing since the age of two when her parents strapped skis on her and pushed her downhill. From that moment Anne realised that skiing made her happy, this love for ski developed throughout her childhood with ski racing, at 16 she stopped ski racing and started experimenting with ski jumping before finding her try passion for freeride skiing following a trip to Japan.Anne talks to us about what motivates her competitively and where the inner drive for constant improvement comes from. In 2019, Anne suffered a leg injury which has seen her have surgery and a long period away from skiing. She tells us about how she has dealt with the physical and mental challenges of rehabilitation and how she has spent the last 12 months getting her mobility and fitness back with a little bit of her second passion, fly fishing, thrown in. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | a year ago
Aldo Kane - Ultimate Isolation & Functional Fitness
Former Royal Marines Commando and extreme TV adventurer, Aldo Kane, talks to us about his experiences of working and filming in extreme conditions including during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. When faced with challenging conditions how does he cope both physically and mentally? We also explore Aldo's period in complete isolation and sensory deprivation during filming for BBC Horizon series. Isolation can have an extreme impact on our bodies and circadian rhythms, Aldo tells us the effects the period had on him, how he coped and why regular structured days, exercise, fresh air and human interactions are so important to us all. Plus, following on from Aldo's recent BBC Natural World documentary, "Tigers: Hunting the Traffickers", he gives us an insight into the perilous journey he made to expose the shocking secrets of the illegal tiger trade in south east Asia and the impact this is having. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 minutes | a year ago
TRAILER: Welcome to The Osprey Podcast
Welcome to the Osprey Podcast. We'll be chatting to a whole host of our inspirational Outdoor Ambassadors and Athletes including Aldo Kane, Jason Fox and Anne Wangler to name just a few. We’ll be exploring the issues which motivate them and delving into their latest adventures. So if you’re keen to learn some lessons from those who take life and adventure to the absolute limits…stay tuned to the Osprey Podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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