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The Ultra Mindset Podcast
31 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
Ep 28 : Cassie Hawrysh - Professional Athlete | Canadian Skeleton racer | RBC Olympian | Speaker | Adventurer |
I speak with Cassie Hawrysh on what life is like as a profession Skeleton racer, Cassie a former national volleyball and track & field athlete started out with Volley Ball and then progressed as a track and field Athlete In 2002 where she chose to focus on track & field, competing as a Heptathlete and 400m Hurdler for the University of Regina in Saskatchewan where I was named 4 X All-Canadian; by 2007, A spur of the moment move to Calgary in 2009 launched my Skeleton career We discuss how Skeleton racing evolved for Cassie what’s it was like for the first time and every time now how training goes and what it’s like at 140km with no brakes Cassie shares how she spent the first few months just convincing myself that sliding head-first at 140km/h wasn’t a crazy idea. As it turns out, says Cassie it is a little crazy – but nothing makes me happier and I’m also a natural Cassie shares with us around herself getting into state when on the downhill and the unison between the physical and mental connection riveting listening with lots of laughter as I ask about the braking mechanics for Cassie being named female Rookie of The Year in my first season to numerous podium finishes and two World Cup 4th-place medals to date - as your 2013/14 Canadian Champion.. Cassie and I share some awesome topics as one of her recent Blogs posts eludes to Stop at Never lock in and listen .. Damian Lynch The Ultra Mindset Podcast
25 minutes | May 5, 2016
Ep 27 : Brando Yelavich - Adventurer
I chat with Brando Yelavich who completed my circumnavigation of New Zealand's wild Beautiful coastline consisting of climbing, walking, rafting and swimming. We discuss how this idea was created and the determination to live off the land, catching fish, wild birds, wild rabbits, pigs, deer and whatever else he could find, we discuss two parts of his WHY one of the reasons Brando did this was for the Ronald McDonald House to raise money and awareness for all the children and families who are under their care. The second and Brando shares his personal story around wanting to change his life to have and create more choices and become an inspiration to others to live there dreams and get outside and truly appreciate nature and learn from it our chat will leave you both captivated and moved The journey almost cost him his life on several occasions, it took Brando 600 days and around more than 8000km, basically on his own. Brando shares his passion and why from a young age I had a dream to join the Army, but after attending a military prep school I was told because of my learning difficulties I would not be able to pass the entry exam. He had wanted to circumnavigate the NZ coastline for several years - inspired by the movie "into the wild" From Attending the LSV (Limited Service Volunteer - a military style live-in outward bound course) – Brando the prestigious "Warrant officer of the defence force award" for the most effective Team Member and for leadership. - Because of not achieving at school as a result of ADHD and dyslexia, and not being able to get a decent job Brando then decided to wipe the slate clean and do something great which helps others so I decided to support the Ronald McDonald House Charity (I have always loved kids) and carry out my epic adventure to circumnavigate the NZ coastline over 8000km - living off the land, the sea and the kindness of others. We talk about the influence of thoughts and positive Human connection and how this drove him to carry on about the lows and the highs that will leave you moved as Brando goes to say This was my Everest. Damian
18 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Ep 26 : Ellie Salthouse - Professional Triathlete
I chat with Ellie Salthouse about starting from a young age and having clear visions of what appealed on being competitive and where it all steamed from as a youngster enter in a child triathlon, Who would have thought, munching on my Weet-Bix at the tender age of 11 could have sparked the start of a long and successful career? Since that day, Ellie has had quite a journey to get to where she is today. A journey that has included calling 3 separate countries ‘home’; racing in over 20 countries, consequently seeing more of the globe than she thought possible; and experiencing first-hand the highs and lows that come with being a professional athlete. W e talk mental toughness when it's cold it's wet the muscles and mind is screaming to stop and then the WHY ?? sure Ellie says tough and it’s challenging, but don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t worth it. Lock in and Be Inspired to Live and Do More.
26 minutes | Mar 3, 2016
Ep 25 : Patrick Rufo - Strength Conditioning and Rowing Coach
I chat with Patrick H. Rufo , a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer since 2007. I have been involved in rowing, sculling, and coaching since 1996! Founder of RUFO OPTIMAL WORKOUTS® which was established in 2011 as an Athletic Consulting company to serve athletes, and rowers to fill the gaps in their training education. We talk about Patricks own journey as a competitive athlete, and the realisation that came to him through his own triumphs and upsets with his mindset shift he wanted to help both people and athletes of all ages and abilities reach their full athletic potential. We talk about his belief around the importance for all of us to learn how to fully integrate fitness and wellness into our daily lives and full enjoy the process. Patrick Rufo earned his US Rowing Level I and II coaching certification and previously served as an assistant coach for the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Rufo is a certified as personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) and holds a certificate as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). We discuss also flexibility and crossskills and how there’s correlation across sporting disciplines both in a physical and mental sense as a personal trainer, Rufo has worked with clients and athletes of all ages and abilities, including two arena football players Patrick Rufo will educate and train athletes, parents, and coaches of all ages, skill levels, and experience on all aspects of physical conditioning, athletic performance, and mental preparation necessary to reach full athletic potential connect via http://rufooptimalworkouts.com/
15 minutes | Feb 24, 2016
Ep 24 : Robin Boustead on mapping the 150,000m of Great Himalayan Trail
Robin Boustead mapped out a trail with 150,000m of ascent and descent across the Himalayas. Mapping a trail with a total ascent and descent of 150,000m – that’s reaching the summit of Mount Everest 17 times – and a highest point of 6,200m which happens to be in one of the most remote parts of the world is a pretty unfathomable task. Robin Boustead has taken on the challenge, however, and has mapped much of the Great Himalayan Trail which spans roughly 4,500km through the Himalayan regions of Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Tibet. I speak with Robin on what it takes to map some of the most remote and changing landscape on the planet. Robin and I discuss the almighty question of “WHY ? “I first went in 1993, and have been every year since at some point. In 1996/1997 I was spending time with some friends who are guides and we were fantasising about the route and we kicked that idea around for a while. At that time there were lots of areas closed to tourists, and I didn’t know much about the nature of the trail, so it was a dream. We discuss the challenges in mapping such a landscape , The difficulties that come up trekking the Himalayas If you can name it, it’s a problem. Basic navigation is difficult and you are travelling in and out of so many different ecosystems. From tropical, to sub-tropical, to alpine to everything in between. The environment is always changing, so the trail is a lot different to what you expect. Even if you are an experienced mountaineer in your own climate, there will be an area you will struggle with on the trail – it really tests your skills . Robin shares from the heart the conversations journey and people from the Nepalese region that have left ever lasting footprints listen in and be taken to a special place on this show Damian
49 minutes | Feb 14, 2016
Ep 23 : Marc- André Denault Extreme Sport Athlete | Wingsuit Flying
Originating from Quebec Canada Marc-André is passionate about adventure and skydiving. Professionalism and the determination led him to reach unexpected heights. A great career it can be predicted in this new discipline that attracts more and more excitement. Above all, Marc-André loves sharing her success through various artistic tools such as video production, writing, conferences and many others. We chat about Extreme sport Wing suiting and the reasons why he and others choose to do extreme activities the adrenaline but most importantly the inner search to understand one’s self thought-out fear and emotion and self-exploration We talk about what it feels like to Wingsuit what it feels like to fly.. we talk about the speeds the pressure the solitude and the resistance and pressure works against the body and mind traveling at speeds of 300 -350 kph with newer suiters nearly up to 400kph with the importance of also maintaining a relaxed mind set and the feeling of being detached and total freedom “ If you stop maintaining your comfort zone it gets smaller “ so invaluable and so many other take away nuggets as I chat with Marc-Andre On July 2013 , Marc-André participated in his first wingsuit competition. It is a revelation to him when he wins . From that moment, it invests 100% in this discipline which experienced strong growth in popularity. On July 5, 2014 , he participated in his second competition where he set his first world record (4.602 km ). He finished second on the podium. 3 days later, Marc-André made a successful attempt to break the record for the longest flight duration (92.3 sec) . The May 29, 2015 He was ranked third in the first World Cup wingsuit in England. During this competition, it has also set several records, including that of the longest flight duration (88 sec world record) and one of the greatest distance (4.471 km, North American record) . On 5 July 2015, becoming the first driver wingsuit to get a perfect score of 300% in competition We talk about the leap and how this feels now after hundreds of jumps how what it’s like both on a physical and mental note we talk about how addrediline and how it comes to affect in the beginning of any process a very moving and inspiring chat with Marc- André If you like what you’ve heard please be sure to hit share and pass it on to spread the word Much Love Damian Lynch
41 minutes | Jan 31, 2016
Ep 22 : Tarran Kent-Hume - On kyaking the Amazon - 6,500km in 2015 | WBFF Fitness Model | Pro Muay Thai 1-0 | World Record Breaker | Mt Blanc | Ironman
I chat with with Tarran Kent-Hume , who grew up in Tasmania, Australia where he had the freedom of 10 acres to run around and immerse himself in the world around him. With a burning desire and determination to become a professional footballer he organized trails and booked a one-way ticket to London a few weeks after his 18th birthday. I chat with Tarran who after playing semi-professionally for 5 years he ventured over to Vancouver to become a Personal Trainer and then back to London with the lure of a financial Head Hunting job. After learning and engaging in this world Tarran began to understand that he was capable of so much more as well as learning what he didn’t want his life to be. Long hours and lack of creativity lead to boredom. He had to make a change and that’s what he did. Tarran set himself a goal to break and record and play the longest 5 aside game of football ever we talk about hoe this came about , what inspired it the mindset that has driven Tarran into the pursuit of adventure and living without limits Tarran has a personal mission statement which I ask him about and it really resonates I’m sure that there will be nuggets there for you too “ My mission is a simple one and that is to enjoy life to the fullest and test my own human capabilities by pushing myself physically and psychologically. In following these pursuits I hope to inspire others to chase their dreams and confront their fears.” In 2013 he set out to change the direction of his life, and through some painful transitions and re-education he has come to his biggest and most epic of adventures, to kayak the river Amazonas. “This is by far the craziest, scariest and most stressful of any adventure undertaken in my life, it’ll test my mental, physical and spiritual strength and I can’t wait to get started” I ask about his 6500km kayak from the source of the world’s longest and largest river on the Amazon river run !! Find out follow and connect with Tarran via his site below http://www.tarrankenthume.com/
39 minutes | Jan 20, 2016
Ep 21 : (Part 2 ) Erik Nachtrieb, Adventure and Expedition Cameraman, Director, Producer, Editor, Writer.
Part 2 of my chat with Erik Nachtrieb Based in Seattle, Washington USA, Erik, and I talk about his previous experiences as an adventure racer, navigator, scientist, businessman and wrestler and what has lead him to have a relentless goal to live more and do more this then lead on to his current work with 1 eye open His film deployments have ranged from the Mt. Everest, to the caves of Tasmania, and Sea of Cortez, as well as the Jungles of Ecuador and the coast of Africa. I chat with Erik around the work described has been carried out in foreign countries with limited resources and equipment. Erik is accustom to insurmountable odds and shares his many insights including how he came to meet his business partner while perched in a tree during an adventure race in New Zealand As a producer director and cameraman Erik produces original content for 1iOpen Productions, such as the web series Mandatory Equipment, the Nexus Expedition Film, Vancouver Island Quest, and the East Coast Trail Solo Attempt documentaries. Erik and his associate Vivienne Smith are the founders of the One Eye Extreme Environment Film team. They have recently finished the feature documentary, "The Traveler" As an adventurer, Erik taught land navigation and route finding for several years at the REI Flagship Store, youth rock climbing for two years, and was the founder of the Washington State Adventure Racing Club. His adventure racing career culminated in his leading a team to the finish in the grueling 10-day, Eco Challenge: Fiji Islands, produced for television by Mark Burnett. Erik holds a Masters in Molecular Biology. Prior to pursuing a lifestyle of adventure, he conducted stem cell research at the Fred Hutchinson Research Center. In addition he taught Plant Cell Tissue Culture at Western Washington University. A successful entrepreneur, he is the former President of Nathrop Inc., a high-end residential construction company. As a wrestler he competed on a national level achieving the Freestyle State Championship, and was the assistant coach for the Washington State National Team. We chat about his moves and I ask what excites and ignites him will leave you locked in and waiting for Part 2 http://www.eriknachtrieb.com/
35 minutes | Jan 14, 2016
Ep 21 : Erik Nachtrieb, Adventure and Expedition Cameraman, Director, Producer, Editor, Writer.
I chat with Erik Nachtrieb Based in Seattle, Washington USA, Erik, and I talk about his previous experiences as an adventure racer, navigator, scientist, businessman and wrestler and what has lead him to have a relentless goal to live more and do more this then lead on to his current work with 1 eye open His film deployments have ranged from the Mt. Everest, to the caves of Tasmania, and Sea of Cortez, as well as the Jungles of Ecuador and the coast of Africa. I chat with Erik around the work described has been carried out in foreign countries with limited resources and equipment. Erik is accustom to insurmountable odds and shares his many insights including how he came to meet his business partner while perched in a tree during an adventure race in New Zealand As a producer director and cameraman Erik produces original content for 1iOpen Productions, such as the web series Mandatory Equipment, the Nexus Expedition Film, Vancouver Island Quest, and the East Coast Trail Solo Attempt documentaries. Erik and his associate Vivienne Smith are the founders of the One Eye Extreme Environment Film team. They have recently finished the feature documentary, "The Traveler" As an adventurer, Erik taught land navigation and route finding for several years at the REI Flagship Store, youth rock climbing for two years, and was the founder of the Washington State Adventure Racing Club. His adventure racing career culminated in his leading a team to the finish in the grueling 10-day, Eco Challenge: Fiji Islands, produced for television by Mark Burnett. Erik holds a Masters in Molecular Biology. Prior to pursuing a lifestyle of adventure, he conducted stem cell research at the Fred Hutchinson Research Center. In addition he taught Plant Cell Tissue Culture at Western Washington University. A successful entrepreneur, he is the former President of Nathrop Inc., a high-end residential construction company. As a wrestler he competed on a national level achieving the Freestyle State Championship, and was the assistant coach for the Washington State National Team. We chat about his moves and I ask what excites and ignites him will leave you locked in and waiting for Part 2 http://www.eriknachtrieb.com/
26 minutes | Jan 1, 2016
Episode 20 : Brette Harrington - Rock Climber/ Alpinist
I chat with Rock Climber/ Alpinist Brette Harrington. Brette first tried climbing near her home at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and knew immediately that she loved it. A short time later she was sent to boarding school in New Hampshire where she snaked herself a spot on the exclusive school climbing team by saying that she was an experienced rock climber. At 19 she moved to Spain to develop her Spanish and climb in the limestone canyons of Andalucía before moving to Vancouver to attend University. It was in Squamish where Brette began trad climbing, after her partner offered to let her lead to crux pitch of the classic ‘Milk Run’ and she chose to just send the pitch rather than mention her lack of experience with gear. Things took off from there, two summers later Brette topped out her first El Cap route with an 11 hour ascent of Lurking Fear, and has begun applying these skills to long routes in the alpine. I chat with Brette around climbing the Mindset of Solo climbing and how she deals with fear when adversity kicks in what keeps her grounded and daily habits the contribute to her SUCCESS Her adventurous spirit is suited to the excitement of the alpine, where we discuss her equalled passion between rock and ice the comparisons between the two and how the technical disciplines vary Chatting with Brette about her loves adventure and what’s next Patagonia has her calling listen in as chat with Brette about her passion adventures and what’s next Blog: bretteharrington.blogspot.ca
25 minutes | Dec 27, 2015
Ep 19 : Tashi and Nungshi Malik – The Twin Summiteers A story of two Indian girls, world’s first female twins, who climbed Everest and the Seven Summits.
I chat with Tashi and Nungshi Malik – The Twin Summiteers about their story of being two Indian girls, world’s first female twins, who climbed Everest and the Seven Summits ( with a few technical issues with the call ) From where it started with an enrollment at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi during their Bachelors in Journalism degree persuasion. After this kick start that our father gave us, there was no looking back. We decided that we wanted to give back with our mission – #Mission2For7 to make you and India proud. Both 23, Tashi and Nungshi Malik have climbed Everest and the Seven Summits in the last three years. Hailing from the Himalayan town of Dehradun with roots from a rural village in Haryana in north India, the almost-Siamese twins have proved that “Mountains do not discriminate based on gender. They pose the same physical and mental challenge to men and women. And they punish both equally for their mistakes. So do not blame them by saying ‘mountains are not for girls!” The twins’ father Col. Virender Malik encouraged them to be outdoors from childhood.They summited Everest in May 2013, being the first female twins in the world to do it. “We had been dreaming about Everest since 2010,” says Tashi. “And once that was accomplished, we began dreaming about the seven summits!” The twins embarked on their Seven Summits journey in 2012, with Mt. Kilimanjaro being the first peak. “At the time, we were not really aware of the concept. We just happened to be there, and knew Kilimanjaro thanks to Lion King, and wanted to try it out!” says Nungshi.List of successful summits as part of their #Mission2For7:Mt Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest peak) Feb 2012Mt Everest (World’s & Asia’s highest peak) May 2013Mt Elbrus (Europe’s highest peak) Aug 2013Mt Aconcagua (South America’s highest peak) Jan 2014Mt Carstensz Pyramid (Australasia’s highest peak) March 2014Mt McKinley (North America's highest peak) Jun 2014Mt Vinson in Antarctica (Antarctica’s highest peak) Dec 2014 Not stopping at the Seven Summits after their successful ascent of the seventh peak, Mt Vinson in Antarctica, we then speak with the twins about project mission #UnchaiyonSeAage to complete the last degree ski to South and North Pole. On 28 Dec 2014, they became world’s first twins to reach the South Pole together on skis. They will set out to ski to Nor
32 minutes | Dec 19, 2015
Ep 18 : Brian Dickinson – Author, Motivational Speaker, Adventurer, former US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer.
I chat with Brian Dickinson, about life adventure and what makes him tick and around the 7 summits Challenge climbing the Seven Highest summits in the 7 Continents with not feeling fulfilled Brian them embarked on this challenge wanting to KICK it up a Notch using the 7 summits not just climb interesting peaks but to explore the world .. Brian and I talk about goals and having consistent focus towards self-improvement challenges and taking challenging yet calculated risks In 2011 Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest—also known as “the death zone”—when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit—alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short-lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely, and got ready to begin his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind. After Solo summiting and All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying only on his Navy survival training, his gut instinct Brian talks about being and becoming present with his senses sound and touch, and his faith to descend In Brian’s talk about his Blind Descent, Brian recounts—in fantastic detail As soon as the sun came up, it just fried my corneas,” The flood of ultraviolet light at sunrise burned his eyes, a condition known as photokeratitis or snow blindness. Dickinson, tells the story of how he survived the impossible in his recent book, “Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest.” “I was at the top of the world, completely alone, and blind,” he said. “Instead of panicking, I started moving. Just one step in front of the other.” Dickinson is accustomed to danger. He has summited the highest mountain on every continent. From 1993 to 1999, he was an air rescue swimmer with the Navy. Anything above 26,000 feet is known as the “Death Zone.” The summit of Mount Everest is 29,035 feet. “Everything is in slow m
40 minutes | Dec 11, 2015
Ep 17: Wookie Kim - Running America. 45 days, 45 runs.
I chat with Wookie Kim on his epic feat of I ran America. 45 days, 45 runs. Wookie and I chat around why running and Like everyone else on this Earth, we seek pleasure and running provides that pleasure, in droves. I discuss adventure planning how having a plan is key with such things as going back to basics of map reading and navigation skills important for survival and more the importance of the 3 P’s Prior Preparation and Planning We discuss Running and the pleasure it provides in an unexpected — and, quite frankly, ironic — way and through the pain of running that pleasure derives. Specifically, it is the pain of the hard / long / fast / [insert other synonym for “challenging”] run that causes my body to react in a way that ultimately leads my brain to experience pleasure. This is the “runner’s high,” and, damn, does it feel good! How pivotal Heart Rate based training can be between success and the balance with the relentless forward motion - Wookie’s Journey will leaving you reveling to set your own next adventure We chat about the runner’s high is not the only way running feels good. On some very rare occasions — perhaps once in every 100 runs — I feel something far more intense than a mere runner’s high: I experience what Mihaly Csikszenmihalyi calls “flow.” Flow is a sense of ecstasy — “of being outside everyday reality” — that provides one an inner clarity that is intrinsically motivating to the self. Wookie discusses Running, and what he’s discovered, is just about the only activity that enables me to reach a flow state. I’ve also discovered that, almost every time I’ve reached flow, I’ve been running on trails, out in the wilderness, with nothing to think about but how to run more freely than ever before. It is during these runs that I have reached a state of mind, and of being, that I simply don’t want to lose. So I run — and I keep running — until I reach that flow state once more.
44 minutes | Dec 4, 2015
Ep 16 :Norman Surplus adventure sportsman, entrepreneur, cancer survivor and autogyro pilot.
I chat with Norman Surplus about his World records and quest to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in an Autogyro Norman Surplus, 48, is a businessman from Larne in Northern Ireland. He is also a survivor of Bowel Cancer and whilst undergoing treatment had a dream to be the first pilot to fly an Autogyro/Gyrocopter around the world. His dream started to come true as he departed Larne Northern Ireland on March 22nd 2010 and headed for foreign lands in his bright yellow MT-03 Autogyro, G-YROX which has affectionately been named ‘Roxy’ by its fans. The pair of them, Norman and Roxy, had traversed nearly half the globe, transiting many countries, meeting hundreds of people, having many adventures (including a forced ditching in a lake in Thailand) before various holdups caused the flight to be put on hold during the winter months. The trip was originally expected to take approximately 115 days or four months, and cover over 27,000 miles / 43,000 kilometers with stop offs in 26 countries However events "that were out of our control" (as they say) occurred as the journey unfolded which meant that Russia, the 19th Country, had to be bypassed...and the total journey will now take five years....three years of which saw the aircraft stuck fast in Japan (due to the complete non-engagement of the Russian Federal Security Service...) Europe Northern Ireland, SW Scotland, England, France, Italy, Greece, across the Mediterranean sea. Middle East Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, across the gulf of Oman. Route map Asian sub-continent Pakistan, India, across the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Far East - Myanmar, Thailand, W.Malaysia across the south China sea, E.Malaysia, across the Sulu sea, Philippines, SW Pacific Ocean, Japanese pacific islands and mainland. Russia & North America Russia (was bypassed due to noncooperation), aircraft surface shipped to West Coast USA, Canada North Atlantic & home Greenland, Iceland, Faeroes, Outer Hebrides, NW Scotland, Northern Ireland. The MT-03 autogyro used in this circumnavigation record attempt, has an open cockpit, and is quite a different animal to either a fixed wing aircraft, or a helicopter. The major issue for pilot Norman Surplus is safety. As a result he has carried out extensive research, and worked closely with the aircraft and technical support team to achieve optimum safety. Long open stretches of wat
23 minutes | Nov 26, 2015
Ep 15 : Kelly McGarry, Professional Freeride Mountainbiker
I chat with Kiwi Legend Kelly McGarry, who has become one of mountain biking’s biggest stars originating from Nelson New Zealand. With a few NZ titles in mountain bike racing, Kelly’s passion lay with hucking off cliffs and getting upside down, but as a good young man he focused on becoming a builder in his early twenties only ever dreaming of being professional rider. Kelly then emerged and has been a solid Pro slopestyle mountain biker for several years, In 2006, Kelly ventured to Canada on his first OE and with that came the realization that just maybe there could be a chance of turning this into a career. Entering a few comps and turning heads, this young kiwi rider soon caught the attention of sponsors. Fast forward to now, McGazza was ranked 9th in the world on the FMB World Tour in 2013 and claimed a very prestigious 2nd place in the 2013 Redbull Rampage, flipping the 72ft canyon gap 2013 also cemented Kelly’s position as one of the top riders in the world. Kelly stole the show at the 2013 Red Bull Rampage, launching a monstrous back flip over a 72 foot canyon – gaining himself a 2nd place finish, a 1st place People’s Choice award, and a 15 million view video on YouTube. I chat and ask the hard questions about what keeps Kelly focused, how he deals with big runs and the thought process, dealing with High competitive pressure Kelly spends 6 months of the year travelling USA, Canada & Europe following the FMB world tour, and the other 6 months in his home country of New Zealand and there can be found in the best off season riding location, Queenstown. http://kellymcgazza.blogspot.co.nz/
24 minutes | Nov 20, 2015
Episode 14 : Malcom Law - Trail Runner about the High 50 Challenge 50 Marathons. 50 Mountains. 50 Days and more ....
I chat with Kiwi Legend Mal Law about trail running, ultra running his why cause and what lead him to climb 50 Peaks & run 50 off-road marathons in just 50 days. Back to back. No rest days. Mal went on to raise over $400,000 for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. I chat with Mal about the goals that Kiwi adventurer & fundraiser Mal Law, set himself about 7-week long odyssey, which started in Rotorua New Zealand on 7th February 2015, and continues to virtually every corner of wild and beautiful New Zealand , we chat around mindset the drive and the cause that keep him going Mal mentions how pivitol it was towards his success to have a team behind him who on every day of his epic journey joined him , the group of support runners, each of whom will be also be raising funds for the cause. Together they raised massive awareness to bring the issue of mental health out of the shadows; to remove some of the stigma that surrounds the subject; to send out positive messages about the role of exercise and goal setting in managing our mental wellbeing; and to raise a massive amount of money to help the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand carry on its critically important work. I ask Mal about what ignites and excites him and we get into it and what lead him to the Epic Adventure Mal Discusses how he loves pushing my personal boundaries to discover what I am truly capable of his love and the relationship between the outdoors solitude and being grounded and it’s purposefulness for Mental Health and his love sharing adventures with like-minded people and inspiring them to push their own boundaries I ask about boundaries as the challenge laid out is the equaling to Climbing to the observation deck of Auckland's Sky Tower involves an ascent of 190m. Over the 50 days of the Challenge I'll be climbing more than 101,000m – that's equivalent to: 530 ascents of the Sky Tower; or 27 Mt. Cooks; or almost 12 Everests! Many of the Peaks are remote, rough and very high – half of them stand at over 1,500m and 7 exceed 2,000m. Running on backcountry trails is not like running a road marathon. Because of the nature of the terrain the average day is likely to take 10 hours to complete Malcom has also written a Fantast
34 minutes | Nov 13, 2015
Ep 13: Whitney Powell - Sponsored Ironman Triathlete , Filmmaker ,Model,Traveller
I chat with Whitney Powell Sponsored Ironman Triathlete, Filmmaker,Model,Traveller, who has an amazing outlook of when people think your crazy then you're probably on the right track !! We discuss mental coaching vs physical and performance, what it takes and being pushed to a limit in coach where athletes come to the party and meeting them half way until Athletes decide that they are ready this makes for fantastic listening I ask Whitney about her views on visualization in peak performance personally and in coaching as part of her mental tool box - and the adaption of this for endurance athletes, we discuss race days and working through those double digit hours both mentally and physically what remains in our control vs those that don't and the mindset approach . Whitney has also been involved in the Amazing Race with Phil Keoghan, and worked for the show, which lead onto filming a documentary in France (out soon) http://www.ironwillproductions.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ironwillwhit/
22 minutes | Oct 31, 2015
Episode 12 : James Garry from The Breakfast Adventure Club - Project Iceland
I chat with James Gary, from the Breakfast Adventure Club, We chat about James trip to Oman with the British Exploring society we talk about polar opposites no phones no internet and what followed to live a life of adventure including project Iceland an epic feat. Where James admits to never really being an Ultra running and have no real experience decided. James decided that after Oman he was not contented with going back to normal and the planning of Project Iceland ensured James talks about following your passion heart and leading and living a life of adventure... Tune in and listen to what other exceptional feats. James gets up to where Mind and Body defiantly play against each other at depths http://thebreakfastadventureclub.com/
27 minutes | Oct 23, 2015
Ep 11: I chat to Jeremy Scott Adventurer Author Speaker who cycled 52,000km around the planet
Apologies for the Audio quality as we had technical issues, that couldn't be edited .. I chat with Jeremy who as a toddler, Jeremy Scott suffered from a huge hole in his aorta valve that cruelly denied him the opportunity to live the life of a normal healthy child. At just four years of age Jeremy underwent Open Heart Surgery at the hands of renowned surgeon Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes. Thirty four years later with practically no experience or training, Jeremy took the unbelievably courageous plunge and began a 2 ½ year, 51,916km bicycle ride that would see him cycle through 29 countries from London to New Zealand. While separate encounters with the Iranian and Filipino Mafia had Jeremy fearing for his life, it was the beautiful acts of kindness offered by strangers throughout the world that will forever warm his heart While this beautiful story of self-discovery will leave you feeling genuinely inspired .The Long Road From A Broken Heart is not only a story about life in the saddle, it is story about the beautiful side of humanity and an example of what someone can achieve if they believe in themselves and have the courage to chase their dreams. http://www.jeremyscott.com.au/
40 minutes | Oct 16, 2015
Episode 10: James Ketchell- James Ketchell - Serial Adventurer, Motivational Speaker and Scouting ambassador
I chat with James Ketchell, The Man on the Ultimate World Triathlon James shares recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs and a severely broken and dislocated ankle. The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment and would certainly not be able to continue the active physical lifestyle he had enjoyed up to that point. I chat with James about the decision to respond to this challenge in the only way he knew how, and with dogged determination, set about physical tasks that most of us can only imagine experiencing. In 2010, James rowed single-handed across the Atlantic Ocean. In 2011, he reached the summit of Mount Everest. In 2013, James embarked on an 18,000 mile unsupported global cycle, through 20 countries and cycling on average 100 miles a day. The key message that James reveals when we chat is something that has to be be heard from completing this “ultimate triathlon” is that we can all potentially set ourselves difficult goals and achieve them: the capability to succeed is within everyone. http://www.jamesketchell.net/
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