Adventure Pro Podcast

Tom Shooter

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21 Alex Mortimer on outdoor instructor training, feeling the weight of adventurous activities and starting with the end in mind.
Jun 23 2024
21 Alex Mortimer on outdoor instructor training, feeling the weight of adventurous activities and starting with the end in mind.
Today’s podcast guest is Alex Mortimer, an outdoor instructor and Compliance Director at Land & Wave, a hugely successful adventure business based in Dorset. We chat about how he got started, careers advice that counted, outdoor instructor training courses and how to balance homelife with a love of all things adventure.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Alex as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. If you’d prefer to watch the interview, you can find it on our Youtube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@adventurepropodcast/    In this episode we discuss: - How to get started as an outdoor instructor - When to listen and when to ignore careers advice - The pros and cons of outdoor instructor training schemes - Promoting inclusion and diversity in the adventure industry - Starting with the end in mind - Feeling and living the weight of adventurous activities   If you’d like to find out more about Alex and get in touch you can do so here:  WEBSITE: https://landandwave.co.uk/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-mortimer-307b25b4/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/landandwave/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alex.mortimer3    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: Land & Wave Instructor Training: https://landandwave.co.uk/OutdoorInstructorTraining  Beach Lifeguard Qualifications: https://www.rlss.org.uk/national-vocational-beach-lifeguard-qualification  Raleigh International: https://raleighinternational.org/  Duchy College: https://duchy.ac.uk/  About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
020 Kate Capelli on building a community-first adventure business, empowering women through adventure and exploring diversity in the outdoors
May 10 2024
020 Kate Capelli on building a community-first adventure business, empowering women through adventure and exploring diversity in the outdoors
Today’s podcast guest is Kate Capelli, founder of adventuressinthewild.com. After spending six years travelling the world she’s built a fantastic business providing adventures throughout the world for women. In this episode we discuss: - How to empower women through adventure - The importance of a good website and online presence - Build a community first, business second - Tackling the lack of diversity in the outdoors - Managing cashflow in a travel company - Less booze, more hiking! I hope you enjoy this conversation with Kate as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. If you’d prefer to watch the interview, you can find it on our Youtube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@adventurepropodcast/  If you’d like to find out more about Kate and get in touch you can do so here:  WEBSITE: https://adventuressinthewild.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-capelli/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventuressinthewild/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/adventuressinthewild    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/adventuressinthewild/  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adventuressinthewild  National Navigation Award Scheme - https://nnas.org.uk/   F**k Work, Let’s Play: Do What You Love and Get Paid for It book - https://amzn.to/3whFyUJ  Resilient Minds Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/7C4V1vfFfcDw9wlAMbN6vp    About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
019 Chris Whittaker on being paid to travel the world, setting up an adventure travel business, choosing qualifications and reflecting upon a decade of travel.
Apr 4 2024
019 Chris Whittaker on being paid to travel the world, setting up an adventure travel business, choosing qualifications and reflecting upon a decade of travel.
Today’s podcast guest is Chris Whittaker, a semi-nomadic outdoors guide and leader who has combined his passion for adventure and travel to create his own travel brand, Global Shenanigans. He has been paid to travel the world for over a decade, from kayaking in New Zealand to snowboarding in Canada, he has created an exciting life that many would envy. In this conversation we delve into how it all started, mistakes he’s made along the way and what’s next.   Before we chat to Chris, I wanted to let you know about my new course Become a Freelance Outdoor Instructor. It’s a self-led online course that gives you practical advice, tips and resources about taking the leap to create a career in the outdoor industry. It’s a course I basically wish I had access to when I started out, a sort of distillation of 15 plus years in the industry. Visit tomshooter.co.uk/courses to find out more.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Chris as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. If you’d prefer to watch the interview, you can find it on our Youtube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@adventurepropodcast/    Right, onto the podcast with Chris Whittaker of Global Shenigans.   In this episode we discuss: - Gaining universally recognised qualifications - Spending nine months a year being paid to travel - Seeking career advice from a range of sources - Starting early with your own brand - The importance of building and maintaining your network   If you’d like to find out more about Nick and get in touch you can do so here:  WEBSITE: https://global-shenanigans.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-whittaker-418a9bab/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/global_shenanigans/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globalshenanigans  Twitter: https://twitter.com/G_Shenanigans_  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@global_shenanigans    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: Chris’ books - https://globalshenanigans.gumroad.com/  Cornish Rock Tors - https://www.cornishrocktors.com/  Become a Freelance Instructor Course - www.tomshooter.co.uk/courses   About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
018 Keith Crockford on running an adventure travel business, finding an investor in a pub, producing a podcast and the number one skill everyone in an adventure business should learn.
Jul 12 2023
018 Keith Crockford on running an adventure travel business, finding an investor in a pub, producing a podcast and the number one skill everyone in an adventure business should learn.
Today’s podcast guest is Keith Crockford, founder of The Bucket List Company and Rock & Rapid Adventure. Based in North Devon, Keith spends around three months each year leading adventures globally in addition to running two very successful adventure businesses. He is also the host of BucketLister Podcast, a weekly podcast about travel and adventure around the world.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Keith as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. If you’d prefer to watch the interview, you can find it on our Youtube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@adventurepropodcast/    In this episode we discuss: - How to find your first customer - The one skill that every adventure business owner should learn - Marketing with zero budget - Running a podcast about travel and adventure - Keith’s bucket list   If you’d like to find out more about Keith and get in touch you can do so here:  WEBSITE: www.thebucketlistcompany.co.uk  https://rockandrapidadventures.co.uk/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thebucketlistcompany/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithcrockford/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_bucketlist_co/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bucketlistcompany  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bucket_ListCo  About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
017 Belinda Kirk on her new book Adventure Revolution, motherhood and adventure-life balance.
May 7 2023
017 Belinda Kirk on her new book Adventure Revolution, motherhood and adventure-life balance.
Today’s podcast guest is Belinda Kirk. Belinda is an explorer, mother, author and campaigner promoting the benefits of adventure on wellbeing and mental health. Her new book Adventure Revolution explores the benefits of adventure and why we need it now more than ever. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Belinda as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. In this episode we discuss: - Embracing being feral at a young age - Her new book, Adventure Revolution: The life-changing power of choosing challenge - Work life balance being a mum - Evolving and learning to say no - The role of adventure in mental wellbeing - Adventure Mind, a conference that explores mental wellbeing through adventure   If you’d like to find out more about Belinda and get in touch you can do so here:  http://www.belindakirk.com   Explorer’s Connect: https://www.explorersconnect.com/about-us  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/explorersconnect Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorerbelinda  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExplorerBelinda    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: Adventure Revolution book by Belinda Kirk: https://amzn.to/3YspnM0  Explorer’s Connect: https://www.explorersconnect.com  Adventure Mind Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/885810104765790  Adventure Mind LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/company/adventure-mind/  Adventure Mind Conference: https://www.explorersconnect.com/adventure-mind The Duke of Edinburgh Award: https://www.dofe.org/     About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.  I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod  You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
016 Jo Bradshaw on climbing the seven summits and making the leap from the corporate world to a life full of adventure.
Apr 12 2023
016 Jo Bradshaw on climbing the seven summits and making the leap from the corporate world to a life full of adventure.
Today’s podcast guest is Jo Bradshaw, a worldwide adventurer, expedition leader and public speaker. She’s currently just one peak away from completing the seven summits and has raised thousands of pounds, and awareness for children’s mental health charity, Place2Be.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Jo as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. If you’d prefer to watch the interview, you can find it on our Youtube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@adventurepropodcast/    In this episode we discuss: - Jo’s ‘subtle bus’ and a lesson in marketing - Taking the leap from a smart suit and shoes to jeans and a pair of walking boots - What it takes to climb the highest peak on each continent - Minimal underwear on expedition - Summiting Kilimanjaro over 34 times - Dispelling myths about climbing big mountains - Negative Nelly and Positive Polly and how to banish imposter syndrome   If you’d like to find out more about Jo and get in touch you can do so here:  WEBSITE: https://www.jobradshaw.co.uk/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-bradshaw-89b13885/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_jobradshaw/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jobradshawadventurer    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: Jo Bradshaw Website - https://www.jobradshaw.co.uk/  Place2Be Charity - https://www.place2be.org.uk/  Jo’s Seven Summit Fundraising Page - https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/JoBradshawMighty90  Dave Cornthwaite Podcast - https://davecornthwaite.com/selfpropelledpodcast  Al Humphries Podcasts - https://alastairhumphreys.com/podcasts/  Sarah Williams Podcast - https://www.toughgirlchallenges.com/  Catie Friend Podcast - https://www.catiefriend.com/podcast  OS Maps App - https://tidd.ly/31y4aZe  About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
015 Nick Read on leading LGBT+ adventures throughout the world, being a member of Llanberis Mountain rescue and challenging norms in the outdoor industry.
Jan 27 2023
015 Nick Read on leading LGBT+ adventures throughout the world, being a member of Llanberis Mountain rescue and challenging norms in the outdoor industry.
Today’s podcast guest is Nick Read. Nick owns and runs Pride Expeditions, an adventure travel company that offers LGBTQ+ friendly expeditions throughout the world. He is based in North Wales, is an active member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team and is regularly found playing in the mountains with his dog Peris (who also stars in this episode!).   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Nick as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   In this episode we discuss: - Considerations when planning gay-friendly expeditions - The challenges faced by female guides in Africa - The Pink Summitteer, arrested  for being gay whilst climbing Elbrus - Joining the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team - The importance of networking - Being a role model and changing norms in LGBT+ adventure   If you’d like to find out more about Nick and get in touch you can do so here:  WEBSITE: www.prideexpeditions.co.uk   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pride-expeditions/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/prideexpeditions  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prideexpeditions/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/prideexped    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: Phill GeorgeOutdoor LadsThe Pink Summitteer (https://www.instagram.com/pinksummits/)  Llanberis Mountain RescueThe Storey Arms About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
014 Tom Johnstone on the role of adventure in mental health and conservation, and mountain bike guiding in Iceland
Jan 16 2023
014 Tom Johnstone on the role of adventure in mental health and conservation, and mountain bike guiding in Iceland
Today’s podcast guest is Tom Johnstone. Tom is an environmental scientist and outdoor professional based in North Wales. He runs supported mountain biking adventures through his business Carbon Monkey and has completed some epic bikepacking trips across Iceland and Norway (just to name a couple).  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Tom as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. In this episode we discuss: - Undertaking bikepacking journeys in Scotland, Iceland and Norway - The importance of adventure for mental health - Improving accessibility of adventure for all  - What a Marine Mammal Medic callout entails - How the world is full of kind and caring people If you’d like to find out more about Tom and get in touch you can do so here:  www.carbon-monkey.co.uk   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-johnstone-111b961b3/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carbon.monkey Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecarbonmonkey/   Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: The Black Dog Dance Club - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1873051399636642/  About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
013 Leanne Bird on combining her love of surf, SUP, yoga and wellness, and running an adventure business
Jan 31 2022
013 Leanne Bird on combining her love of surf, SUP, yoga and wellness, and running an adventure business
Today’s podcast guest is Leanne Bird. Leanne runs a wellbeing and adventure business in Cardigan Bay, West Wales. Her business combines her love of surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and yoga, sharing her passion for these activities whilst empowering others to practice wellbeing through adventure.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Leanne as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   In this episode we discuss: - Stand-up paddleboard yoga - Combining activities to create a niche - Leaving a job as an ecologist to pursue her business dreams - Launching an online membership site - Overcoming the challenges of the UK weather - The importance of nutrition as an energy source    If you’d like to find out more about Leanne and get in touch you can do so here:  www.leannebird.co.uk  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leannebirdwellbeingadventure/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leannebirdadventures/    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: British Surf Academy (BSI)The Joy of SUP Podcast - https://www.facebook.com/thejoyofsuppodcast/ The Surf Summit - https://www.facebook.com/surfsummit/ Academy of Surf Instructors - https://www.academyofsurfing.com/  About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
012 Jack Overhill on making a living underground, working as a Cave Leader and finding new rooms in South Dakota
Jan 26 2022
012 Jack Overhill on making a living underground, working as a Cave Leader and finding new rooms in South Dakota
Today’s podcast guest is Jack Overhill. Jack has been a freelance outdoor instructor for a number of years and has chosen to specialise in the underground world of exploratory caving. He now works full time for a UK-based adventure provider but still finds time to explore and lead in the caves of the UK and further afield.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Jack as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   In this episode we discuss: - Why he’s chosen to specialise in adventures underground - Finding new ‘rooms’ in underground cave systems overseas - Turning your passion for all things underground into a career - Being on the set of The Witcher! - Bumping into caving celebrities underground   If you’d like to find out more about Jack and get in touch you can do so here:    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-overhill/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jack.overhill/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jack.overhill94/    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: The Complete Caving Manual, Andy Sparrow - https://amzn.to/3omApn9Alpine Caving Techniques - https://amzn.to/3FZziQ1  About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
011 Nick Cannon-Jones on twenty years of outdoor instructing, the AMI and guiding in winter
Jan 19 2022
011 Nick Cannon-Jones on twenty years of outdoor instructing, the AMI and guiding in winter
Today’s podcast guest is Nick Cannon-Jones. Nick is a full-time outdoor instructor and runs a mountaineering business called More Than Mountains. Based in the Lake District, Nick runs climbing and mountaineering courses all year round and has over 20 years experience working in the adventure industry. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Nick as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. In this episode we discuss: - Starting with the career question “What am I interested in?” - Making the leap to running your own business - The role of the AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors) - Some of the challenges of guiding in Scottish winter - Filming for a scene of Coronation Street - Promoting diversity in the outdoor industry   If you’d like to find out more about Nick and get in touch you can do so here:  http://www.morethanmountains.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morethanmtns Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morethanmountains    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: Association of Mountaineering Instructors - https://www.mountain-training.org/membership/ami https://www.scouts.org.uk/ https://www.outwardbound.org.uk/ https://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/  About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.  I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod  You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
010 Jenny Tough on human-powered, self-supported adventures across the globe
Jan 6 2022
010 Jenny Tough on human-powered, self-supported adventures across the globe
Today’s podcast guest is Jenny Tough. Jenny is a global adventurer specialising in self-powered expeditions, she’s also a published author, writer and well-respected outdoors influencer. She’s just completed her latest challenge, running solo across a mountain range on each continent. She’s an avid runner, bikepacker, backcountry skier and general outdoors enthusiast that has carved an exciting life full of travel and adventure. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Jenny as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one. In this episode we discuss: - Running self-supported across a mountain range on every continent - Living in Squamish, British Columbia - Cycling 3000km to the Yukon from home as a first big trip - Starting an adventure blog - Adventure as a creative industry - Being a terrible influencer - Top tips for starting relationships with brands - Surrounding yourself with the right people   If you’d like to find out more about Jenny and get in touch you can do so here:  www.jennytough.com   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennytough/    About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, business owners, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
009 Dan Tye on running an adventure blog and flying twin otter planes in Scotland
Dec 27 2021
009 Dan Tye on running an adventure blog and flying twin otter planes in Scotland
Today’s podcast guest is Dan Tye. Dan runs an excellent blog called https://www.adventure52.com/ which showcases his passion for all things adventure. Whilst his website generates some income (and we uncover how in the interview), he also pilots a twin otter plane to the islands of Scotland, has worked as a ski instructor in Canada and also a postman.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Dan as much as I did. If you did enjoy it please click the Like button above. Also please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE above to the channel to get notified of the next one.   In this episode we discuss: - Plenty of marketing and PR tips - Traditional vs online magazines - Ensuring the juice is worth the squeeze - What is affiliate marketing and how to make money from recommending brands - How to start a blog and choosing a niche - Why the first NO is never never - The beauty of seasonal jobs and working as a ski instructor in Canada   If you’d like to find out more about Dan and get in touch you can do so here:  https://www.adventure52.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieltye/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dan_tye/    Here are some of the books and resources that have made a big difference in Dan’s career: PR links: https://www.agilitypr.com/, https://www.gorkana.com/, https://cision.co.uk/ & https://newspressuk.com/  Pat Flynn - https://smartpassiveincome.com/ Wings Alliance - https://wingsalliance.eu/ Mountaincraft & Leadership, Eric Langmuir - https://amzn.to/3EfJNP5 Mountain Equipment - https://www.mountain-equipment.co.uk/    About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, business owners, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next video.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
008 Keri Wallace on Girls on Hills, the UK’s only guided mountain running and trekking business designed specifically for women
Dec 20 2021
008 Keri Wallace on Girls on Hills, the UK’s only guided mountain running and trekking business designed specifically for women
Today’s podcast guest is Keri Wallace. Keri is the co-founder of Girls On Hills who design and guide running and trekking mountain adventures throughout Scotland. Based in Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, Keri made the leap from a stable career in science to running a hugely successful business just five years ago, and hasn’t looked back since.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Keri as much as I did. If you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   In this episode we discuss: - Getting started and learning on the fly in business - Minimising barriers for women in the outdoors - The role and power of social media - A Harry Potter-style office - Balancing parenthood and running a business - The importance of finding your niche   If you’d like to find out more about Keri and get in touch you can do so here:  https://girlsonhills.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsonhillsuk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsOnHills    About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, business owners, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
007 Allan Shaw on being Head of Outdoor Sport at Buxton and Leek college and leading overseas expeditions
Dec 12 2021
007 Allan Shaw on being Head of Outdoor Sport at Buxton and Leek college and leading overseas expeditions
Today’s podcast guest is Allan Shaw. Allan is head of outdoor education at Buxton and Leek College. He also leads and recces multiple overseas expeditions each year and runs a highly successful outdoor first aid business.   I hope you enjoy this conversation with Allan as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   In this episode we discuss: - What some of his students at Buxton College have gone on to do - From carpenter to head of outdoor education - How a meeting in the pub developed an army training course - What makes a good outdoor first aid course - The realities of turning your ‘hobby into a job’   If you’d like to find out more about Allan and get in touch you can do so here:  www.ashawexperience.com  Email: ashawexperience@gmail.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allan-shaw-0b3107114  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allan.shaw.587    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: World Challenge - https://weareworldchallenge.com/ The Spirit of Adventure, Colin Mortlock - https://amzn.to/3d9PphY  About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, business owners, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
006 Mike Raine on the Nature of Snowdonia, getting a book published and the importance of understanding wild places
Dec 6 2021
006 Mike Raine on the Nature of Snowdonia, getting a book published and the importance of understanding wild places
Today’s podcast guest is Mike Raine. Mike is most famous for his excellent book Nature of Snowdonia: A Guide to the Uplands for Hillwalkers and Climbers but is also a well-respected and highly experienced mountain professional and instructor based in North Wales. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Mike as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE wherever you get your podcasts. In this episode we discuss: - The importance of understanding the nature of wild places - Self publishing vs traditional publishing a book - Using nature apps to discover wildlife - Becoming the richest person in experiences - Leaving being a greengrocer to pursue a life outdoors  - Accessible outdoor activities for everyone and how to achieve it If you’d like to find out more about Mike and get in touch you can do so here:  https://mikeraine.co.uk/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_raine_notes_from_the_hill/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notesfromthehill  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCezjsJif6R1oRaWaf-jSLjg    Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation: Nature of Snowdonia - https://amzn.to/32Gc6Ix Shroomify App - https://www.facebook.com/Shroomify.Mushroom/    About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, business owners, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next video.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
005 Al Topping on being an adventure photographer and developing business skills | Adventure Pro Podcast
Nov 29 2021
005 Al Topping on being an adventure photographer and developing business skills | Adventure Pro Podcast
Today’s podcast guest is Al Topping. Al runs a photography business called Xtreme Exposures which focuses on outdoor brands and adventure. He’s a climber and mountaineer who’s combined his passion for photography with his passion for the outdoors. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Al as much as I did. If you did enjoy it please click the Like button above. Also please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE above to the channel to get notified of the next one. In this episode we discuss: - Creating a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) in your business - Going pro with photography - The importance of online networking and developing business skills - Should you ever leave your camera at home - A day-in-the-life of a professional photographer - Being a business book nerd - Conservation and impact in the outdoors If you’d like to find out more about Al and get in touch you can do so here: https://www.xtremeexposures.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/xtremeexposures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xtremeexposures/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xtremeexposures/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfEP34S Here are some of the books that have made a big difference in Al’s career: Lean Startup - Eric Ries https://amzn.to/3DoY4sw Influence - Dr Robert B Cialdini https://amzn.to/3qKUFAx Entrepreneur Revolution - Daniel Priestley https://amzn.to/3Fok9b1 LinkedIn - Daniel Disney https://amzn.to/3oENjfk Gap Selling - Jim Keenan https://amzn.to/30vO1DS About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life. I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, business owners, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next video. If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod You can also find the podcast here: https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
004 Holly Brigham on career paths, Korea and teaching adventure around the world | Adventure Pro Podcast
Nov 26 2021
004 Holly Brigham on career paths, Korea and teaching adventure around the world | Adventure Pro Podcast
Today’s podcast guest is Holly Brigham. Holly is currently an outdoor education teacher in an international school in Seoul, South Korea, and has had a fascinating and varied career in adventure and the outdoors for most of her working life. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Holly as much as I did. If you did enjoy it please click the Like button above. Also please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE above to the channel to get notified of the next one. In this episode we discuss: - Getting started working in outdoor education - The day-to-day life of an outdoor education teacher - Being an overseas expedition leader - The educational benefits of risk - Balancing work and play - Outdoor activities in Seoul and catching a tube to multi-pitch climbs - Korean cuisine - Who is Jez Brown and what is the Vertical Playpen Podcast If you’d like to find out more about Holly and get in touch you can do so here: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollybrigham/ About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life. I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, business owners, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next video. If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod You can also find the podcast here: https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod https://twitter.com/adventurepropod
002 Ross Worthington (RAW Adventures) on running an Adventure Business in Snowdonia | Adventure Pro Pod
Nov 19 2021
002 Ross Worthington (RAW Adventures) on running an Adventure Business in Snowdonia | Adventure Pro Pod
Today’s podcast guest is Ross Worthington, co-founder and owner of RAW Adventures. He is based in North Wales and has run adventure events throughout the world since 2008.   In this episode we discuss: Making the transition between freelancing and starting your own adventure businessOrganic growth marketingThe 1% difference and why it’s importantThe real value of the adventure industryBeing a Taekwondo adjudicatorHelping Greg James through the ‘Beast of the East’Paying freelancers and fair rates of pay   If you’d like to find out more about Ross and RAW Adventures you can do so here: www.raw-adventures.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rawadventures/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/raw_adventures  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAWAdventures/    I hope you enjoy this conversation with Ross as much as I did. If you did enjoy it please click the Like button above. Also please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the channel to get notified of the next one.   About the Adventure Pro Podcast The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life.    I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, business owners, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email adventurepropodcast@gmail.com and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next video.   If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/adventurepropod    You can also find the podcast here:  https://www.instagram.com/adventurepropod  https://www.facebook.com/adventurepropod  https://twitter.com/adventurepropod