Level-4 Personal Trainer, nutritionist and expedition leader Ben Turner gives the low-down on upping your fitness levels for adventure – and for life
White-water kayaker Dan Yates talks about his epic kayaking adventures and how they led him into becoming an environmental campaigner to protect our fragile landscapes
We chat with Laura Owen Sanderson; adventurer, environmentalist and founder of We Swim Wild
Outdoorsman Moose Mutlow talks to us about his work as an instructor, expedition leader, Search and Rescue expert and Family Liaison Trainer for the USA’s National Parks
Nick Hounsfield discusses the importance of being in and around water to promote physical and mental health, and how this has helped to shape his own recovery
Charlie and Dale, founders of Climbingvan and authors of the Van Conversion Bible share their van conversion tips, discuss life on the road and their passion for climbing
Ness Knight is an adventurer and explorer with some epic expeditions under her belt. Her experiences led her into regenerative farming and sustainable living. We dive into the details – prepare to be inspired
Join eco-adventurers Isaac, Lukas and Alex on their biking adventure from the Orkney Isles to the Isles of Scilly, fitting in as many National Parks as possible whilst raising awareness of the UK's endangered green spaces
Pete McNeil of Adventure Pedlars is an avid racer, rider and biking guide. We get into the gnarly details of his adventures and the challenges of reintegrating into normal life after a big adventure.
Conservationist, teacher and speaker Libby Bowles digs deep into the urgency of protecting our oceans and why finding our unique superpower is the answer
Charlie Head circumnavigated the country to get people talking about mental health
On mental health, alcoholism and the power of the Cumbrian fells
Elise had run one marathon dressed as a crayola crayon. So the next obvious challenge was a lap around the UK, right?
Discover how Alex Staniforth is leading the charge for achieving wellbeing through adventure
One man's fight against disability and his desire to inspire others
More and more people are waking up to the call to environmentalism. Jarvis Smith explains how nature can magnify our connection...
Everything you ever wanted to know about wild swimming
All you ever wanted to know about rewilding with Rebecca Wrigley from Rewilding Britain
Bikepacking ultra-endurance races and running mountain ranges solo and unsupported with Jenny Tough
Adam Hugill and George team up to co-host an episode sharing their top bikepacking and cycle touring tips
Nick Hayes is an author, illustrator, graphic novelist, political cartoonist, and avid countryside explorer
Carla Molinaro is an endurance athlete, ultra runner, running coach, and speaker
Olie Hunter Smart is an adventure lover, long distance human powered traveller, and film maker
Tony Riddle is an ultra-endurance barefoot runner, coach, podcast host, and natural lifestyle expert. Get listening
Barney Swan is a sustainable development accelerator, wilderness steward, and artic adventurer. Tuck in!
Sophie Radcliffe (AKA Challenge Sophie) is an adventurer, endurance athlete, blogger, writer, motivational speaker. Get listening
World first paddle boarding adventures, building a life you love, environmental activism and Plastic Patrol. Dig in!
Climbing the worlds highest mountains, first ascents, paddling remote rivers, and living with tribes people. Dig in!
Here's whats coming up on the Call to Adventure Podcast
In episode 18 we hear from adventurer Ben Jordan. Ben went from shy computer programmer to fashion photographer before catching the adventure bug. He's ridden across Canada on a skateboard, is Canada's only professional expedition paraglider pilot, and set a new world record on his 1,200km journey by paraglider along the entire length of the Canadian Rockies.
In episode 17 we hear from successful podcaster and adventurer Sarah Williams. Sarah hosts the Tough Girl podcast where her interviews help to motivate and inspire more women to be active and adventurous. Sarah is also known for her own adventures, including the Marathon Des Sables and the Appalachian Trail with many more to come!
In episode 16 we hear from one of my heroes Erik Weihenmayer. Despite losing his eyesight at 13 years old, Erik has gone on to accomplish truly remarkable things - summiting Everest (and the other 6 summits), Kayaked the Colorado River, authored some excellent books and founded a wonderful organisation 'No Barriers'. I think you'll love this one! I know I did.
In episode 15 we hear from one of my favourite guests to date, Super Cycling Man (aka Will Hodson), an ex school teacher from London, who set off aged 38 to accomplish a world first - to cycle 100,000km across the globe, traversing all 7 continents, raising £1 million for charity, all the while dressed as a super hero.
In episode 14 we hear from Multi-award winning filmmaker, adventurer and photographer, Ben Page. After university Ben decided to cycle around the world spending just $3 a day, filming his incredible journey highlighting what it's really like to travel completely alone through some of the worlds most remote places.
In episode 13 (part 2 of 2) we hear more from climber, resilience expert, expedition leader, and adventurer Jim Davidson. We delve into losing his best friend in a tragic climbing accident, surviving an earthquake whilst climbing Everest (and later summiting), adventure and resilience more generally, public speaking, writing, and loads more.
In episode 12 we hear from climber, resilience expert, expedition leader, and adventurer Jim Davidson.
In episode 11 (part 2 of 2) we hear more from multipotentialite Derek Loudermilk - a professional adventurer, bestselling author, publisher, speaker, digital nomad, business coach, and is the host of The Art of Adventure podcast. He also has experience as a professional athlete, sports coach, scientist, and photographer.
In episode 10 (part 1 of 2) we hear from multipotentialite Derek Loudermilk - a professional adventurer, bestselling author, publisher, speaker, digital nomad, business coach, and is the host of The Art of Adventure podcast. He also has experience as a professional athlete, sports coach, scientist, and photographer.
In episode 9 we hear from a heavy weight of human powered adventure, Dimitri Kieffer, who is currently over 24,000 kilometres into his circumnavigation of the globe via human power. We discuss his world first, Russia, the Middle-East and of course, heroes.
In episode 8 we hear from one of my inspirations, Laval St Germain. Laval is the only Canadian to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen, holds the record for the fastest solo row of the Atlantic, is a pilot, loving husband and father.
In episode 7 we hear from world famous climber Conrad Anker. Conrad has an incredible list of climbing achievements, is captain of North Face climbing team, sits on many civic boards, and campaigns for action against man-made climate change.
In episode 6 we hear from one of my favourite adventurers (and humans), Pip Stewart. She has worked as a news anchor, presenter, and is currently Adventure Editor at Red Bull. She's a hippy at heart, with a love for travel, meditation, health and wellbeing. Take a listen, I think your going to enjoy this one!
In episode 5 we hear from Adventurer, Author, Performance Catalyst and so much more, Paula Reid. Paula has an incredible breadth of experience in everything from skiing to the South Pole and sailing around the world, to boardroom consulting and psychology.
In episode 4 we hear from the Belgian Beast of exploration and adventure, Louis-Philippe Loncke. He has a whopping 10 world firsts to his name, works as an engineers, has 3 degrees, 3 masters, and speaks 4 languages (as you do). Oh, and was 2016 Adventurer of the Year.
In this episode we hear from Henry Brydon who quit the day job in search of adventure. He raised over £100k for charity cycling London to Sydney before setting up his adventure company We Are Explorers.
In this episode we hear from one of the pioneers of modern adventure, Benedict Allen who shares some fascinating tales: joining an uncontacted tribe in Papua New Guinea, eating his own dog, and loads more.
In this episode we hear all about Sean's training for his latest challenge (fastest cycle across Europe), his thoughts on success and happiness, and just about everything in between.