Natalie Warren has a paddling CV as long as the Northwest Passage. She is best known for her two person canoe from Minniaoplis to the Hudons Bay, the first women to complete the journey. Before the now famous adventure, she had completed two expeditions in the Arctic. Natalie canoed for 30-days in Wabakimi Provincial Park in Ontario and 50-days on the Kazan and Kunwak Inuit Heritage Rivers in Nunavut, Canada through the arctic tundra.
Now, not only does she use the water as a tool for education, but also uses her platform to encourage other women to take up adventures. Tune in as she talks about her epic adventures, sexism and bias in the outdoor industry and shares advice for the NWP team.
In the seventh episode of NWPod listen to crew member and medic Daniel Lobjoit talk about the pressure of medical expertise, the wild of Africa and being inspired by the adventure mindset.
You can listen to our interview with Natalie on our facebook page at https://fb.watch/5D5KTN0wUd/
The journey to the start of Al Huntly's first ocean row was a long and hard one. Al suffered from chronic backpain. A trapped nerve left him unable to move, let alone row. His dreams of crossing the Atlantic were dashed and he dropped out from his team. A year later, in 2018, he linked up with Team Tyne Innovation and helped set the mixed crew world record for rowing the ocean. Listen to Al's raw and honest chat about what it took to get to the start, let alone the end, of the Atlantic.
You can listen to our interview with Al on our facebook page at https://fb.watch/5D5Ce6eqzU/
The thought of not taking part in this adventure is too much to bear for Philip Norton. The young Irishman has been brought up on a diet of adventure stories, and the chance to be in the middle of one of these stories himself is lure enough. Listen to this week's NWPod to hear Philip discussing moments of self-reflection as he affirms to himself just why he is heading to the Arctic.
You can listen to our interview with Philip on our facebook page at https://fb.watch/5D5hcoIjD5/
Professor David Holland and his wife Denise are at the forefront of the fight against climate change. They will be the recipiants of the Northwest Passage crew's data, collected during their adventure. Tune in to hear the pair talk about why you should care about climate change and the challenges the NWP team will face collecting the data.
You can listen to our interview with David ansd Denise on our facebook page at https://fb.watch/5D4WUQ2jZS/
Claire Hughes, Northwest Passage crew, is on this weeks NWPod discussing her world record. In 2018/19, she set the mixed team world record. She talks about her competitive drive, staying focused on board trying to beat the other teams crossing the Atlantic. Claire uses her platform to inspire women to get outdoors and start adventuring. It doesn't have to be rowing an ocean, she says, but adventures are not just for men.
You can listen to our interview with Claire on our facebook page at https://fb.watch/5D4Qdhq3G_/
Rower Evan Beachler is heading to the Northwest Passage with a wealth of experience in teamwork under tough conditions. As a former Army officer, he knows just what it takes to make a team tick. Tune in to hear him discuss team dynamics and how the first week will be crucial in forming a functional unit. Evan loves to hike out into the US's remote National Parks, and is preparing for the Northwest Passage with a camping trip into the cold American wilderness in the bleak mid-winter.
You can listen to our interview with Evan on our facebook page at https://fb.watch/5D4JPLllot/
Ocean rower Kenneth Valles talks about pushing past your limits. In the tough world of mountaineering, he has learned that overcoming mental barriers is more important than any physical capacity. Kenneth draws on a climbing trip, when he thought he was finished but pushed on for another 18 hours, to fuel his self-belief.
You can listen to our interview with Kenneth on our facebook page at https://fb.watch/5D4BOcueU9/