NEW EPISODE OUT! SUMMITING 21 OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST ISLANDS!
MOST PEOPLE ON THEIR HOLIDAYS LIKE TO TAKE A BOOK TO READ BY A POOL WHEREAS A FEW LIKE TO SET THEMSELVES IMMENSE CHALLENGES SUCH AS SUMMITING 21 OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST ISLANDS BY BICYCLE, ON FOOT AND SKIS!
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The name of the podcast episode is: EPISODE 29: SUMMITING 21 OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST ISLANDS and you can listen to the full episode here:
Yet again, I’m taken aback by the extreme feats of endurance, determination, resilience of my guests in the latest episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast. I first heard about Kyle Henning and James Stevenson’s challenge last year, so it was delightful to catch up with them and see how they were getting along.
You will probably remember Kyle from his very moving account of cycling solo from Djibouti to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Episode 23. In this podcast, he’s joined by his friend, James, to discuss their new extreme travel challenge: to journey from the lowest point to the highest point of the 21 highest islands in the world. Varying between 3,000 to 5,000 metres and each with its own challenges, Kyle and James will attempt to summit the islands by various means, including cycling, on foot and skis.
Find out what inspired them to take up this new challenge, how they prepared and trained for it, the equipment they are taking and how they have been getting along so far.
I loved recording this podcast. Kyle and Henning are such good humoured chaps, a much needed trait when faced with completing such immense challenges!
All photos courtesy of Kyle Henning and James Stevenson
About Kyle and James
Kyle Henning was born in Buffalo, New York, USA, and has spent part of his career working in the Peace Corps service and has recently returned to Washington after being based in South America for the Department of State. You can follow Kyle on Instagram at @FromAfarBook or email him at FromAfarBook@gmail.com
James Stevenson was born and raised by ski bums in Colorado. He left the mountains to see the world and ended up in China for a decade. James is an expert skier, an avid cyclist, and a mediocre surfer. He works for The Man to fund his adventures. You can catch up with James on Instagram: @mywaywardsoles, @21islandsor via his website: waywardsoles.net
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