Epic outdoors: Interviews with amazing adventurers
Highly accomplished adventurers from Sierra Nevada and beyond discuss their achievements and the great outdoors
Here's where we post video interviews with great adventurers from the Sierra Nevada and beyond. Bookmark this page and come back for updates when we add new conversations to the catalog.
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Interview with American climber Conrad Anker
In this video posted March 10, 2016, Anker describes what it's like to climb Mt. Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen
American mountaineer Conrad Anker is among fewer than 200 people who have climbed Mt. Everest without oxygen. He talks about the experience and an upcoming attempt by Adrian Ballinger of Squaw Valley, Calif. Benjamin Spillman/RGJ
Interview with Shawn "Pepper" Forry and Justin "Trauma" Lichter
In this video posted March 4, 2016, the first backpackers to complete a wintertime through-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail reflect on the achievement one year after accomplishing it.
Justin "Trauma" Lichter and Shawn "Pepper" Forry reflect on the historic achievment of completing the first wintertime through-hike of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Benjamin Spillman/RGJ
Interview with mountaineers Adrian Ballinger, Emily Harrington, Hilaree O'Neil and Jim Morrison
The group discusses their attempt to become the first people to descend on skis from the peak of Makalu in the Himalayas in an interview posted Nov. 12, 2015.
Ski mountaineers Adrian Ballinger, Emily Harrington, Hilaree O'Neill and Jim Morrison attempt to ski off the summit of Makalu, the world's 5th highest peak. Jason Bean