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Sit down with Aaron Mulkey, a professional ice climber and explorer. He has spent decades roaming mountain ranges around the world. Mulkey and his co hosts discuss experiences of Adventure, Exploration, Ice climbing, Training, and anything else that intrigues them.
 
Jay and Lee have been friends for 20 years, and they've been chatting about climbing pretty much the whole time, be it in person, via text, or on social media. Now they take their witty conversation to the next frontier: a podcast. Join them as they discuss current events and trends in climbing, their recent climbing adventures, and whatever else that comes up. It's basically like crag spray, but recorded!
 
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A high altitude mountaineer travels through sub-zero temperatures, scales treacherous terrain, and carries hundreds of pounds of supplies. Many of us have very little in common with this person. We don’t need to worry about the lack of oxygen in the air or the extent of frostbite in our toes. Yet, we are all human. There are certain ideas which apply to all of us, no matter if we are standing at 29,029 feet or sea level. Why is it important to step outside of our comfort zone? How do we weig ...
 
But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!
 
The SnowBrains Podcasts interviews the most intelligent people in the snowsports industry and passes their fascinating knowledge onto you, our listeners. With our listeners, we explore skiing, snowboarding, snowsports, avalanches, technology, climate, COVID, snow science, medicine, nutrition, fitness, technique, and cutting edge adventure. The SnowBrains Podcast is hosted by professional freeskier, professional mountain guide, UC Berkeley Molecular Cell Biology graduate, and founder and CEO ...
 
The Superhero Podcast with Simo Suoheimo brings you everything you need to become unstoppable. This show is your backstage pass to talks with world class experts and influencers, researchers, athletes, top performers and other superheroes to give you the tips and tools in health, nutrition and high performance you can use to upgrade your fitness, work and life.
 
What's it like to hike and live in the backcountry for 5 months? Host and thru-hiker Kyle O'Grady, who has completed every last step of the Appalachian Trail, interviews other thru-hikers, peak-baggers, and backpackers who are almost as crazy as him. Is life while thru-hiking really as glamorous as the social media stars make it out to be? Is pooping in the woods really that big of a deal? Find out these answers and more on Trail Tales.
 
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Hosted by Ania Wiktorowitz, Created by Mari Feher We all have a connection to nature and the mountains. It is unavoidable to experience some stress, trauma or even loss and grief while you are on your favourite pitch or route. How do you cope when you are under stressors? Do you have the necessary tools to overcome this experience or the need to re…
 
Members of the Minneapolis City Council voted to shift around $1 million from the mayor’s proposed 2023 police department budget in order to fund other functions. Chief Brian O’Hara told the council that he was concerned that the shifts would hurt the department’s work on responding to state — and potentially federal — findings of racism that could…
 
Ho, Ho, Ho. I get to do my best impression and sort of play Santa today. We document all kinds of stories with all kinds of people all year long, and a few of those involve people making some pretty special outdoor gear. From beautiful art crafted of bits of torn and recycled paper to handmade paddle boards built from Minnesota wood to portable pat…
 
Why do armadillos have shells? How do they roll into balls? Why are sloths so slow? Can sloths actually move fast? How do they defend against predators? Why do they have such long nails? We learn about two unique looking animals in this episode: sloths and armadillos. These mammals are part of an ancient superorder called Xenarthra and share a comm…
 
Thousands of Minnesota nurses are now set to go on strike December 11 if long-running contract talks don't result in an agreement. Most of the nurses plan a strike to the end of December, but the others at two hospitals have not set an end date. This is the evening MPR News update for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Hosted by Peter Cox. Theme music by Gary…
 
Today Jay and Lee cover what is possibly the most important piece of gear of all: shoes. Learn about the history of how climbing shoes changed the game, the impotance of shoe sizing, and hear Jay and Lee’s debate on best shoes throughout the years. What are your desert island climbing shoes? Let us know at @firstascentpod on Instagram! Jay and Lee …
 
Chamonix-based Dutch mountain guide, Roeland Van Oss, set out to climb all 4000m peaks in the Alps in a summer, without using any powered transport to travel between them.In a year where the effects of climate change were felt across Europe more than ever, Roeland wanted to set an example of how we can all do small things to impact change.Just a fe…
 
Ron Schara and daughter, Laura Schara, share some Thanksgiving family memories and recipes with their special guest -Wife and mother, Denise Schara. No one has had to prepare more wild turkeys and wild game over the holidays than Denise Schara; she shares her tips and stories. Sponsored by: North Dakota Tourism (https://www.legendarynd.com/,) Minne…
 
The ice climbing season is upon us and Jay and Lee are joined today by an impressive line up of dedicated ice climbers to chat about just that. Tune in to hear a wide ranging conversation on ice climbing with guests Pat Cooke, Luke Hampton, Jon Nicolodi, Zac St. Jules, and Yan Mongrain. Connect with us at @firstascentpod on Instagram. Jay and Lee c…
 
Our outdoor stories are certainly meant to entertain but they also, at times, can elicit emotion. At least I hope they do. Last fall, we spent a couple of days in goose camp with a band of brothers. A story that filled hearts and actually filled bellies too. Michael Hedtke wears a bunch of different caps on Band Of Brothers Outdoors trips… Among th…
 
Influenza hospitalizations are continuing to rise, according to the most recent state report, with a majority in the Twin Cities metro area. The report, which looks at the week ending November 12th, saw an increase of 243 influenza hospitalizations — more than doubling the previous week's numbers. This is the evening MPR News update for Nov. 18, 20…
 
Emoji are those little images you can send in text messages to friends and family. Nine-year-old Leila in New Jersey wants to know how they were invented. So in this episode we find out with Jane Solomon, editor at Emojipedia and Paul Galloway of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. We learn what the first emoji looked like, way back in the dark a…
 
Two months after calling a three-day walkout, leaders of the Minnesota Nurses Association said Thursday the union will hold a new strike authorization vote on Nov. 30 amid slow-moving contract talks with the state’s major hospital systems. This is a morning update from MPR News, hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Music by Gary Meister. …
 
The Minnesota Nurses Association will hold a vote at the end of the month to see if their members want to go out on strike. The vote comes two months after some 15,000 nurses initially walked off the job in a three-day strike. This is the evening MPR News update for Nov. 17, 2022. Hosted by Lisa Ryan. Theme music by Gary Meister.…
 
Some of Gov. Tim Walz's key cabinet members won't be back with him for a second term. Walz said Wednesday that Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington and Education Commissioner Heather Mueller have decided to leave their positions. So has Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Mark Phillips. …
 
Walz administration gets an overhaul as woman that led the state's COVID response departs, and Target says thieves have stolen about $400 million in stuff from their stores so far this year. This is an evening update from MPR news, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.By Minnesota Public Radio
 
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