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Episode 12 – Anton Krupicka

Anton Krupicka came onto the ultra running scene when he took 1st place at the Leadville 100 Run in 2006. He was 22 years old. In 2007, he took 47 minutes off his time and won the heroic race, once again. That time still stands as the 3rd fastest on the course. Those highly celebrated wins helped Krupicka turn his passion of …

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Episode 11 – Whitney Boland

Even though Whitney Boland was born in Florida, a state with absolutely no worthwhile climbing and went to school in Ohio, a state with very limited climbing, somehow she fell in love with the sport and made a career of it. She serves as a contributing editor for Rock & Ice. She climbs for Black Diamond, La Sportiva, and Sterling. …

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Episode 10 – Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson is a lot of things. He holds a PhD in history. He’s a Misty Mountain and Blue Ridge Outdoors sponsored climber. He authored a book called Wrecks of Human Ambition: A History of Utah’s Canyon Country to 1936. He started playing guitar at the age of five and recently started playing bluegrass mandolin. To say he’s a passionate individual would be a …

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Episode 9 – Andres Marin

Andres Marin Ice Climbing AMGA Guide Action in Solitude Podcast Kevin Riley

Andres Marin won’t tell you he’s a badass climber, but don’t let him fool you. He is. He has represented the United States in five Ice Climbing World Cups, which is a bit funny since he was born in Columbia and lived there for most of his youth. As an AMGA mountain guide he leads climbing expeditions all over the world. His …

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Episode 8 – Molly Kitchen

Molly Kitchen Podcast Yoga Herbalism Action in Solitude Kevin Riley

Kevin meets up with Molly Kitchen at her beautiful new home in Montague, Massachusetts to discuss yoga, herbalism and life choices. Molly talks about growing up in a typical midwestern family in Kalamazoo, Michigan, her transformative years at Humboldt State in California, working on an organic farm in Hawaii, and the Yoga + Herbs Convergence workshop she founded. In addition to teaching …

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Episode 7 – Josh Helke

Josh Helke Organic Climbing Podcast Action in Solitude Kevin Riley Bouldering

When speaking to Josh Helke, owner and founder of Organic Climbing, it quickly became evident that his passion for quality products is equal to his immense passion for climbing and bouldering. He’s not a flashy guy, nor one to toot his own horn (maybe it’s his humble Midwesterner upbringing), but when he gets to talking it’s almost as if he gains …

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Episode 6 – Jeff Popp

Jeff Popp MHM Action in Solitude Podcast Kevin Riley

It’s hard to start an outdoor brand. Like really hard. I’ve always admired those that ignore the odds and go at it full steam. So I enjoyed having product designer and founder of MHM Jeff Popp stop by the basement studio to talk about growing up in Golden, CO, snowboarding for the University of Colorado and growing a business. Enjoy!

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Episode 5 – Kathy Karlo

Kathy Karlo Action in Solitude Podcast Kevin Riley

I first met Kathy Karlo during a trad climbing trip to Tennessee Wall in Chattanooga. I was looking for athletes to film. A friend of a friend suggested I reach out to a visiting climber from Brooklyn that loves to climb off-widths. We talked. We made plans. A couple days later we met in the parking lot and headed up …

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Episode 4 – Maddie Berky

Maddie Berky Mad Wellness Action in Solitude Podcast Episode 4 Kevin Riley

Maddie Berky lives in Denver, Colorado. She writes for her blog MadWellness.com, owns Elevation Rowing, provides health and nutrition counseling and coaches Crossfit. Maddie stopped by the Action in Solitude basement studio with delicious muffins to share (how delightful!) and we talked for over an hour covering an array of topics, like Crossfit, nutrition, rowing, Tinder, and Concord, Massachusetts. Listen for tips …

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Episode 3 – Peter Miller / Hilary James

We Are the Willows Peter Miller Hilary James Action in Solitude Podcast Kevin Riley

Peter Miller and Hilary James are two of the six members of the band We Are the Willows, an indie-pop band that hails from Minneapolis. They were in town playing some concerts in support of their second album, Picture [Portrait]. We got to see them perform at The Walnut Room in Denver and it was truly amazing. The following day, …

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