Athlete On Fire (dispatch radio)

Let’s get stoked for snow!  Listen in as we chat with some badass snow enthusiasts about what to look forward to this year.  We talk gear tips, training tips, uphill skiing, skimo racing, backcountry adventures, and of course weather predictions.

Joel Gratz – meteorologist who tells us where to find the pow over at opensnow.com

Jon Kedrowski “Dr. Ski” – author, ski mountaineer, and geographer.  Check out his book about camping on top of all of Colorado’s 14ers.

Joe Howdyshell – all-around badass who helps people achieve their fitness goals at Summit Endurance Academy

Henrik Førland Lampert – editor of FREESKIER Magazine

Kimberly Beekman – editor of Skiing Magazine

Dispatch is a partner of Athlete On Fire and is reporting on all thing adventure in Colorado.

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Colorado is an amazing place. This week we talk about what most Coloradans do for this sliver of time called Fall.  Adaptive athletes pushing the envelope and trail runners migrate to Estes Park.  Dispatch Weekly is all about what is going on in Colorado.

Dispatch Radio is a local project partnering with Athlete On Fire from Colorado.

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It’s raining men (and women… mostly women, actually) on this sky high episode of Dispatch Radio. Join hosts Kelly Cornish-McConnell, Laurie Nakauchi and Cory Feign as they go well above and beyond our usual 5,280’ and meet some people experienced in the art of jumping out of or off things and safely returning to earth to discuss what they just did on a podcast. Adventure journalist Jayme Moye gets inspired covering a paragliding recon mission to jump off Kilimanjaroand ends up taking the plunge herself with Vail Valley Paragliding in our own backyard. Yogi Steph Schwartz talks about her transition from ultra-runner to yogi to badass skydiver and skydiving instructor and how mindfulness factors into both disciplines. World hang glider speed record holder Ben Herring introduces us all to hang gliding and discusses how he balances his decades-long obsession with being a dad and working full time (Hint: it involves sharing his passion with others).

Dispatch Radio is a part of the Athlete On Fire Network.

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We catch up with Gociety's Director or Partnerships, Jason Antin, for a sneak peak of what to expect this weekend.  Tons of fun activities to try out, beer and music all
day, get to know other adventurers and athletes, plus the event is dog and family friendly (kids 12 and under are free)!  

Stop by and see Dispatch at the Zeal Optics lounge, where we'll be talking with a bunch of influencers and badass adventurers all afternoon.

Get your tickets now!  

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And a huge shoutout to Big City Mountaineers, Gociety's non-profit partner for Adventure Fest who played a big role in helping the event come together.  A portion of all event revenue will go towards their operating costs and program development.

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Colorado is always a vibrant and exciting place but maybe never as much at it is in the fall.  The promise of skiing. Fall colors and the adventures that come with them. Youth leagues in sports you never would think to be this big. Tons of events and of course, the Broncos. 

Dispatch is a contributor to the Athlete On Fire Network.

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Dispatch Weekly is all about sharing the things we love to do and see in the beautiful state of Colorado.  This week we talk about ultra running in Steamboat, a film release in Denver, an amazing endurance attempt of Nolan's 14 and the Great Sand Dunes National Park.  

Whether you are new to Colorado or a seasoned adventure vet, we hope to share something you are into!

 

Dispatch Weekly: Inspiring film with Feral Mt. Co., Steamboat ultra running, Nolan's preview, and a giant sand box.

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Nolan's 14 is a run over the 14 summits over 14,000 ft. in Colorado's Sawatch Range, from Mt. Massive to Mt. Shavano in either direction. You can choose your own route between summits, but the most practical routes have been estimated to be 88 to 106 miles with 44,000 ft. of climb. Cutoff is 60 hours to the last summit. I

This is not a race.


Nolan's has been around since the early 90's but has gained popularity with the growth of ultrarunning.


Eric completed Nolans ins 2012 in 57:27:14 after scouting the course since 2003. This year Eric attempted the FKT on the 14ers but was thwarted by bad weather.

Dispatch Radio is based in Colorado and founded by a cooperative of passionate story tellers and adventurers.

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This week we share a cycling event in Golden, a beast of a Spartan in Breckenridge, and bring on the creator of a popular running website in Boulder and creator of the first annual event that couples trails and films in Boulder.

 

Dispatch Radio is all things Colorado every week.

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Dispatch weekly will be a weekly show letting the world, and more importantly, the outdoorsy world in Colorado know what is going on in the most adventurous state in the U.S. It's short enough to listen while you putt he dishes away and full of enough action to book the next few weekends full of adventure.  When you aren't finding out what's coming up, be sure to find out what happened in our unique story telling platform of Dispatch Radio!

 

Dispatch is a part of the Athlete On Fire network!

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Hosted by Dispatch resident MTB expert and race announcer Sean Franklin tries (unsuccessfully) to take a break from being surrounded by ultrarunners on the podcast while we take the show to the Kitchen Next Door at Union Station in downtown Denver for the Colorado High School Cycling League fundraiser. League Executive Director and 2015 Sportswomen of Colorado ‘Trailblazer’ award winner Kate Rau and Director of Operations John “Hutch” Hutchinson sharing their own mountain biking origin stories and discuss the history, origins, goals, structure and summer schedule for this unique co-ed youth league that started in 2010. We hear from parents, coaches and others affiliated with the league to get their experience with this unique opportunity to get all kids hooked on being outside, participating and competing at a high level regardless of experience or even disability and Coach Bussey of East High School’s cycling team gives his advice on great locations around the Denver Metro area to help further develop your or your young racer’s mountain bike skills. Dispatch host Laurie Nakauchi discusses her impressive results and perhaps shares her secrets for success at the notoriously challenging and high Silverheels 100 Mile; regarded as the “Grand-daddy” of all Human Potential Running Series events (put on by Dispatch’s very own Sherpa John – we’re like one big family over here). Who doesn’t love a race with 5-11 free bonus miles and middle of the night hallucinations? Cory and Russ briefly touch on the adventures they, Nick and Tony had the previous weekend during the Never Summer Adventure Race as complete adventure racing novices that they committed to during the last episode – a more detailed  follow-up episode is in the works.

 

Dispatch Radio is a part of the Athlete On Fire network.

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