TPZ094: Canoeing the Rio Roosevelt with Dave Freeman

Rio Roosevelt
Dave Freeman (2nd from left)

In 1914, President Theodore Roosevelt co-led an expedition to descend an unknown river in Brazil known as the River of Doubt. 100 years later, Dave Freeman and Paul Schurke retraced Roosevelt’s journey along this renamed Rio Roosevelt. They did it to see how the river has changed and to celebrate the legacy of President Roosevelt who protected 230 million acres of public land and set the stage for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. You can learn more about their 400-mile canoe adventure at Dave previously appeared in Episode 4. Dave Freeman, welcome back to the show.

TPZ089: Kayaking Patagonia with Erin Bastian

Erin Bastian Kayaking Patagonia

For five weeks, Erin Bastian and two teammates paddled sea kayaks 800 km through a beautiful and remote wilderness in the Chilean Patagonia. Starting in Puerto Eden, they traveled south through the fjords and rivers and among tidal glaciers and icebergs until their finish point in Puerto Natales. The expedition was called Wilderness 72 for the 72 degree line of longitude they would straddle and you can learn more about it and about Erin at Erin Bastian, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ021: Running South America with Dave and Katharine Lowrie

David and Katharine Lowrie

On July 27 2012, Katharine & David Lowrie began an epic journey to run the length of South America; over 5000 miles through some of the most awe inspiring and biologically rich ecosystems on earth. Katharine will be the first woman to run across the continent and as a team they will be the first to run the continent unsupported.  They hope that through sweat, tears and determination, they can open a portal into the last wilds of South America and rekindle people’s passion for running and for our amazing natural world.  Learn more about their adventure at  Katharine & David Lowrie welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ010: South American Adventure Travel with Jordan Harvey of Knowmad Adventures

Knowmad Adventures

My next guest is Jordan Harvey.  Jordan studied in Havana, Cuba and spent more than three years traveling and living in South America.  While in Chile, he and his wife guided in Patagonia and throughout the country while building their company – Knowmad Adventures – a trip operator and travel consultancy specializing in South American travel.  He says starting and running an international travel business is the most challenging adventure of them all.  Jordan Harvey welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

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