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Erik is a professional photographer and whitewater kayaker that has been featured in numerous adventure films. In 2011, he and his adventure partner Jon Turk became the first to ever circumnavigate Canada’s Ellesmere Island – a 1500 mile journey that took 104 days. Erik was selected as one of the 2012 National Geographic Adventurers of the year.

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Chris Noble is a writer and one of the world’s leading adventure photographers. His works have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide, including Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, Orion, Outside, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated. Check out Chris's Meister Profile -

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Eric Larsen is a polar explorer, expedition guide, dog musher, and educator. The list of Eric’s accomplishments in exploration is extensive including both winter and summer expeditions to the North Pole. Check out Eric's Meister Profile -

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At the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, Nikki Stone became America’s first-ever Olympic Champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. What made this accomplishment even more impressive is that less than two years earlier, a chronic back injury prevented her from standing, let along walking or skiing. Check out Nikki's Meister Profile -

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Jay is a professional cross country mountain bike racer. Over the course of his career, he has accumulated 14 NORBA (National Off Road Bicycle Association) National podiums.

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Lisa is a writer, photographer, TV producer and host, filmmaker, product consultant, and professional skier. A former member of the U.S. Ski Team, she was just named U.S. Alpine Masters Skier of the Year for the 5th time. Her "Your Turn" women's ski events is a national program which has helped over 6,000 women ski better over the last 20 years.

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Tate is pushing the envelope in social, educational, and musical events by continually reintegrating an arsenal of new concepts and human connections. We will be highlighting one of those events called Avalaunch, an event which combines the festival atmosphere with avalanche awareness.

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Steve is a 3-time Olympian, World Champion, World Cup Overall Champions, and Olympic Gold Medalist in 4-man Bobsled. He was named one of Sports Illustrated’s renowned “Athletes Who Care” and was a 2011 Nominee for the International Champion for Peace Award.

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Skip is one of the founders of JanSport, the largest backpack maker in the world. He is the author of “The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder and Other Mountains”, and travels around the country to share his passion with youth.

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Rebecca’s national wins across multiple off-road formats top the list, as well as record-setting victories at storied ultra-endurance races like the Leadville Trail 100, Dirty Kanza 200, and 24 Hour Mountain Bike World Championships.

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Derek lives, works, and vacations in mountains around the world. In the northern hemispheres summer, Derek is the lead guide at South America’s premier backcountry snow cat operation, Ski Arpa.


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Mike was the captain of Team Nike Adventure Racing where his results include but are definitely not limited to four World Championships, Three Eco-Challenge titles, and five Primal Quest Championships.

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Jay spends as much time as possible in the mountains skiing, climbing, biking, hiking, mountaineering and kayaking. This has gotten him into some sticky life or death situations. Jay is also a sponsored ski tester, photographer, and writer.

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Jayson is a professional luger and member of the United States Luge Team. Among numerous accomplishments including world cup silver and bronze medals, Jayson placed 6th in the team relay and 11th in doubles in the Sochi Olympics this past February.

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Brody Leven is a professional skier, photographer, author, and all around outdoorsman. He was recently named Solomon’s first four-season athlete, and is committed to completing his ascents and descents in a human-powered approach.

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After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Molecular Cell Biology and taking the MCATs, Miles Clark decided to not pursue medical school. He moved to Tahoe to start “ski bumming” and has yet to look back. Miles is the founder of

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Garett is a contributing editor of Trail Runner Magazine and an avid ultra marathoner who lives in Lafayette, CO.

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Graham Banks is a professional snowboarder specializing in both the backcountry and terrain park.

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Nick Fairall is a professional ski jumper and a member of the 2014 United States Olympic team that went to Sochi.

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Nick manufactures skis for Moment, one of the fastest growing craft ski companies in the industry.

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Ian is a professional backcountry snowboarder, Alaskan Fisherman, and medical marijuana farmer from Maltby, a small town at the foot hills of The Cascades in Washington state.

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Sylvan Ellefson joins Russell and Ben to talk about the highest stages of Nordic ski racing. After narrowly missing the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Sylvan is now switching gears and pursuing an entrepreneurial opportunity in helping start up a craft distillery in Vail, Colorado called the 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co.

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Did you ever wonder what it takes to run an Ironman? Cait is a professional triathlete who has run 15 Ironmans, with six of them being world championships.

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Join us as Chris shares his perspective on the 2008 K2 disaster, along with his expertise in high altitude mountaineering.

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Julian Carr is a professional backcountry skier and founder of Discrete headwear. Join us as Julian talks about the feeling of skiing off of a 200 foot cliff and what makes him a successful entrepreneur in the outdoors industry.

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A national champion in slalom and halfpipe for his age group, Todd Franzen was a snowboarding prodigy at 15 years old. After missing the Olympics in 1998 and dropped sponsorships, Todd lost interest in competetive snowboarding. When diagnosed with cancer later in life, Todd rediscovered snowboarding for his escape.

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Chris Devlin-Young is a 4-time Paralympic medalist and 10-time US National Champion in para-alpine skiing. Join us as Chris shares the difficult, but rewarding comeback from a tragic plane crash to dominating his sport.

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Andy Parisod is a professional telemark skier and member of the WORST Crew, a telemark skiing club. Learn about the sport of telemark skiing and how Andy supports himself to sustain this lifestyle.

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KC Deane is a professional skier featured in many movies including Poor Boyz productions. Learn about the rewarding and painful (literally) parts of being a professional athlete.

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Roland is a traveling trainer with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Join us as Roland talks about what it takes to live out of a tent and a Subaru for over 200 days a year.

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Matt Paul is a passionate backcountry skier and ski guide. Matt summitted and descended Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Listen to his entertaining journey of scares and surprises.

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Jeff Weidman is a board member of Big City Mountaineers, an organization which gives inner city youth the opportunity to explore the mountains. Join us as Jeff shares his inspiring journey in the outdoor industry.

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Alexi Micinski is a professional slopestyle skier. In her pursuit of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, a knee injury ended her season and crushed her Olympic mission. Learn about physical and psychological toll that injury can cause in an athlete's career.

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Matt Appleford owns The Adventure Project, a company which takes passionate skiers to the most remote locations in the world. Find out where you can find some of the best snow in the world.

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Alex Johnson is a professional rock climber specializing in bouldering. Learn about her sport and what it takes to succeed on the largest stages of climbing.

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Josh Wolf is a passionate backcountry snowboarder. In April of 2013, Josh and friend Mark McCarron were caught in an avalanche that tore through Vail Pass, CO. Tragically, Mark did not make it out alive. Join us as Josh shares the experience.

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Hailey is a professional big mountain freestyle skier from Salt Lake City, UT. Learn what it takes to balance the pursuit of a college degree with skiing professionally and keeping sponsors satisfied.

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In 2009, John and his expedition partner became the first and only Americans to reach the North Pole unsupported - a self-sufficient and self-powered journey of 55 days and over 475 miles. John works as a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and guide.

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Join us as Jon shares what it's like to walk on a one inch wide line hundreds of feet off the ground. Always living for the next adventure, Jon travels and works with Gibbon Slacklines to run their competition circuits.

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Join us as Muffy shares her inspiring journey from a tragic ski accident to seven Paralympic medals in both alpine skiing and handcycling. Muffy is an inductee in the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and the US Disabled Ski Hall of Fame. 

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Bruce has been the Director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center since 1986. His previous work includes avalanche control and forecasting at various ski areas in Alaska. Bruce also holds a Master's Degree in Geology, where he studied avalanches. Listen as Bruce explains how to avoid avalanches and keep your friends safe!

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Rick's career has been focused on serious climbing and guiding in the highest mountains. Most noteworthy is Rick's leadership of the successful New England Everest Expedition in the spring of 1991.

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Kyle is a pioneering splitboarder who has quietly ticked off an impressive list of ups and downs in his home Cascadian range. Kyle was the first to successfully splitboard the top 25 Northwest volcanoes.




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Adventure traveler and guide Jessica Pociask describes what it's like to lead a group of American travelers through an unexpected military coup in the capital of Mali.
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Backcountry skiing film producer Mark Kogelmann shares his experiences skiing and filming in northern India, where the snow monkeys roam and the powder is deep.

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Disabled rock climber Craig DeMartino tells the chilling story of his climbing accident and his improbable return to the sport.

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World record polar explorer Doug Stoup joins Russell and Ben to talk about his ventures from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. Find out what it takes to drag a 230 pound sled for hundreds of miles in sub-zero temperatures.

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Your hosts, Russell and Ben, welcome you to The MTNmeister podcast.

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