Jim Davidson is a high-altitude climber who has spent a life-time climbing peaks around the world.
Raised in Massachusetts, he worked in the family business as an industrial painter of high-voltage electrical towers. Early on, the mountains called him.
He moved to Colorado to attend college and to climb its big mountains.
Jim earned a bachelors and Master’s degrees in environmental engineering and has worked cleaning up oil and gasoline spills.
His climbing career has taken him to Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia and Tibet. He received commendations twice by the U.S. National Park Service for assisting on remote mountain rescues.
Jim was on Mount Everest during the tragic earthquake in 2015, then returned in 2017 to reach the summit.
He is an award-winning author and he has appeared on National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel and Discovery.
Follow Jim on his website and blog at speakingofadventure.com
In this interview, Wayne recounts his experiences exploring New Guinea, dying in the Amazon and the challenges of working in the South Pole.
Wayne White is a throw back to the golden age of exploration. Reminiscent of Sir Richard Burton, his solo expeditions using only local support include travels through the jungles and swamps of New Guinea, the Amazon and Africa. His latest adventure was as the Winter Manager of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station.
Wayne is US Marine veteran and holds a BA in geography and an MPH in environmental health science from Tulane’s school of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He has worked in remote assignments all over the globe as a Defense Department contractor.
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Peter Rowe is an award-winning adventure film maker and member of the Explorer’s club. He is best known for hit TV series “Angry Planet” which he filmed in thirty different countries on all seven continents. He has produced documentaries on locations in over forty countries. In this interview, Peter shares some of his exploits traveling the world filming in exotic and wild lands.
Peter has paid a dear price in this pursuit. While on expedition filming at the rim of an active and poisonous volcano, his vocal cords were damaged leaving him with a strained and husky voice. His voice may be challenged, but his words and experiences are a pleasure to hear.
See more of Peter’s work at Peterrowe.tv and visit him on his Facebook page.
Robert C. Robinson recounts his search for the truth behind the Bigfoot legends in the swamps of Florida and other wild places.
He is a U.S. military veteran having served with the famous 82nd Airborne for 21 years as a military police officer. Drawing on his military and police skills, Robert researches the historical roots of the legend from Native American traditions and early pioneer encounters to investigating modern eyewitness accounts.
Police detective turned crypto investigator, Robert's investigations and research are compelling. Leading expeditions into swamps filled with alligators, panthers, large snakes and perhaps as yet unknown creatures, he is searching for the truth behind the legends. You will come away from this interview with a new appreciation of the legend of Bigfoot and an understanding that science may not have solved all the mysteries still out there in the wild places.
Janey McGill is an explorer, writer and photographer. She is part of the newest generation of explorers leading physically, culturally and socially challenging expeditions around the globe. Janey is a military veteran serving 4 years as a soldier with the Honourable Artillery Company.
In this interview, Janey recounts her expedition across Arabia’s infamous desert, the Rub’ al Khali, known in the west as the Empty Quarter. A vast desert wilderness of which much remains unexplored. A land of searing heat and frigid nights, and home to a friendly and generous people. Along the way she encounters the mysterious Jinn. Spirits that have been part of the Arab culture for thousands of years. She also discusses the challenges of expedition leadership and the hard lessons she is learning along the way.
Janey's website and blog is at JaneyMcgill.com
Rod MacDonald is an undersea explorer, historical shipwreck hunter and best selling diving author with 12 books to his name. He is a pioneer in technical deep sea diving developing techniques and using cutting edge technology that opened up shipwrecks previously beyond the reach of divers. Rod is a member of the Explorer's Club, Rod shares his passion for underwater exploration and the preservation of naval history.
In this podcast episode, Amos Rodriguez recounts his youth growing up in the violence of El Salvador’s civil war, his travels throughout Central and North America learning primitive survival skills and the spiritual practices of the Native Americans, and his search for meaning.
Amos Rodriguez grew up in El Salvador during its civil war. As a young child he saw family and friends become victims of torture and death squads. At wars end, Amos traveled throughout Central America where he experienced the cultures of the Maya and other indigenous peoples. His natural curiosity about other people and their cultures grew. Making his way to the United States and attending college there, he was introduced to primitive survival skills. Making many trips into the wilderness, he honed these skills and developed deeper connections to nature, himself and his spirit. He met and befriended the Oglala Lakota of South Dakota who taught him the practice of the vision quest. This spiritual journey led him to the Lakota Sundance Ceremony. A grueling 4-day ceremonial dance performed without food or water and culminating with a flesh offering to the spirits. This journey healed the early wounds and has given Amos clarity of his purpose in this life.
Amos teaches primitive skills at the White Pine Wilderness Academy. https://whitepinewilderness.com
Follow Amos on his Facebook page: amosrodriguezsurvival