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The Caroline Gleich Show

The Caroline Gleich Show

By Caroline Gleich
On this show, we’re going to be exploring a variety of topics – adventure and activism, climate change messaging, outdoor adventure, allyship, relationships and how we can use sport to change the world.
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Environmental Advocacy for Backcountry Skiers and Snowboarders With Winter Wildland Alliance: Stories From the Skintrack Bonus Episode
How can backcountry skiers, snowboarders and human-powered snowsports enthusiasts use their knowledge and experience to protect the places they love to play? Today's guests are Hilary Eisen and David Page from non-profit organization Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA).  Hilary Eisen is the Policy Director, holds degrees in wildlife biology and conservation and works on National Forest winter travel management and other policy issues that affect backcountry skiers. She's based in Bozeman, MT. David Page is the Advocacy Director at WWA. He's an award-winning journalist, avid backcountry skiers and is based in Mammoth, California. In this episode, we talk about their love of human-powered snowsports, what WWA does, what the biggest threats are to the human-powered snowsports experience, and they share their best tips for folks taking up backcountry skiing or snowboarding for the first time. They also share how backcountry enthusiasts can show up and speak up to protect the places we love to play.  This episode is part of "Stories from the Skintrack", a special series on the show to help you learn about avalanche and mountain safety through the personal experiences of special guests. We will be talking about close calls and fatalities, tips and tricks on getting into backcountry skiing and splitboarding, climate change, inclusion, mentorship and much more. Stories from the Skintrack is brought to you in partnership/collaboration with Backcountry.com. The first item ever sold on Backcountry.com was an avalanche beacon out of a garage in Park City, UT way back in 1996. For over 20 years, Backcountry has been dedicated to gearing up folks for safe & unforgettable experiences on the skintrack.  Whether you are thinking about getting into backcountry skiing this year, or just need to make sure you are adequately prepared with the right gear, the Backcountry Gearheads are amazing resources that can help you find exactly what you need. And be sure to also check out your local avalanche forecast center for additional education & information….  gear + knowledge = safety and fun for all! Check out the backcountry.com gear guide: https://www.backcountry.com/sc/winter-gear-guide Protect NEPA and get involved with Winter Wildlands Alliance: https://winterwildlands.org/
48:58
January 5, 2021
Ski Mountaineering and Pregnancy with Janelle Smiley: Stories From the Skintrack Episode 4
Today’s guest is Janelle Smiley, five time national ski mountaineering champion, endurance mountain runner, mom and an intuitive mindset coach. She completed the first ski descent of Huandoy East, a 6000 m peak in Peru, she ski toured across the entire Alps Range in 36 days, and has climbed the 48 classic climbs of North America. On this episode, we discuss how she got into mountaineering and backcountry skiing, skimo racing, avlanache safety, the Alps Traverse, team dynamics, gear, and being the only woman on the skintrack. We transition into talking about her pregnancy and birth experience and training as a new mom. She shares tips about getting into the mountains with children for new or existing parents. Janelle has been a longtime inspiration of mine and I was so excited to spend this time learning from her. This is Stories from the Skintrack, a special series on the show to help you learn about avalanche and mountain safety through the personal experiences of special guests. We will be talking about close calls and fatalities, tips and tricks on getting into backcountry skiing and splitboarding, climate change, inclusion, mentorship and much more. Stories from the Skintrack is brought to you in partnership/collaboration with Backcountry.com. The first item ever sold on Backcountry.com was an avalanche beacon out of a garage in Park City, UT way back in 1996. For over 20 years, Backcountry has been dedicated to gearing up folks for safe & unforgettable experiences on the skintrack.  Whether you are thinking about getting into backcountry skiing this year, or just need to make sure you are adequately prepared with the right gear, the Backcountry Gearheads are amazing resources that can help you find exactly what you need. And be sure to also check out your local avalanche forecast center for additional education & information….  gear + knowledge = safety and fun for all!  Thanks for listening today & stay tuned for the next episode of Stories from the Skintrack. Check out their gear guide: https://www.backcountry.com/sc/winter-gear-guide Be sure to follow Janelle on social media at:  https://www.instagram.com/janelle.smiley/?hl=en Check out Mark and Janelle's online avalanche course: https://www.mtnsense.com/ Check out Janelle's Mindset Coaching: https://www.janellesmiley.com/mentor Special thanks to Avery Sandack for his help with the audio on today’s episode, to my partner Rob Lea for being extra quiet while recording and to Jonah Cuddy for the beautiful intro and outro music. If you liked today’s episode, please rate, review and share it with a friend. Until next time.
54:44
December 29, 2020
Mentorship and Inclusion in Avalanche Safety with Brooklyn Bell: Stories from the Skintrack Episode 3
Welcome to Episode 3 of Stories from the Skintrack, a special series on the show to help you learn about avalanche and mountain safety through the personal experiences of special guests. We will be talking about close calls and fatalities, tips and tricks on getting into backcountry skiing and splitboarding, climate change, inclusion, mentorship and much more. My guest on this episode is Brooklyn Bell, an artist, mountain biker and backcountry skier based in the Pacific Northwest. Even though Brooklyn is a ripping mountain biker, we focus on her athletic career in snowsports for this winter episode. We talk about how background, how she wanted to be a graphic designer, and how she merged her love of art with backcountry skiing, mountain biking and packaged into a career she loves. She gives us technical tips about avalanche safety, finding partners, managing expectations and gear selection. Brooklyn is one of my favorite people in the outdoor industry and you won’t want to miss this conversation! Stories from the Skintrack is brought to you in partnership/collaboration with Backcountry.com. The first item ever sold on Backcountry.com was an avalanche beacon out of a garage in Park City, UT way back in 1996. For over 20 years, Backcountry has been dedicated to gearing up folks for safe & unforgettable experiences on the skintrack.  Whether you are thinking about getting into backcountry skiing this year, or just need to make sure you are adequately prepared with the right gear, the Backcountry Gearheads are amazing resources that can help you find exactly what you need. And be sure to also check out your local avalanche forecast center for additional education & information….  gear + knowledge = safety and fun for all!  Thanks for listening today & stay tuned for the next episode of Stories from the Skintrack. Check out their gear guide: https://www.backcountry.com/sc/winter-gear-guide Be sure to follow Brooklyn on social media at: https://www.instagram.com/badgal_brooky/ Support her artwork through her shop: https://www.brooklynbelldesign.com/shop Special thanks to Avery Sandack for his help with the audio on today’s episode, to my partner Rob Lea for being extra quiet while recording and to Jonah Cuddy for the beautiful intro and outro music. If you liked today’s episode, please rate, review and share it with a friend. Until next time.
47:46
December 10, 2020
How to be a Splitboard Mountaineer with Rafael Pease: Stories from the Skintrack Episode 2
Welcome to Episode 2 of Stories from the Skintrack, a special four-part podcast series on the show to help you learn about avalanche and mountain safety through the personal experiences of four special guests. We will be talking about close calls and fatalities, tips and tricks on getting into backcountry skiing and splitboarding, climate change, inclusion, mentorship and much more. My guest on this episode is Rafael Pease, a splitboard mountaineer and environmentalist and founder of Connections Movement, an award-winning production company telling stories from remote corners of Earth to inspire action and create change.  I’ve been so impressed by his ability as an athlete and storyteller on human-powered, high-altitude expeditions and I’m excited to chat with him today about his background and accomplishments, the role of skiers and snowboarders as activists and advice for people who want to become mountaineers. Stories from the Skintrack is brought to you in partnership/collaboration with Backcountry.com. The first item ever sold on Backcountry.com was an avalanche beacon out of a garage in Park City, UT way back in 1996. For over 20 years, Backcountry has been dedicated to gearing up folks for safe & unforgettable experiences on the skintrack.  Whether you are thinking about getting into backcountry skiing this year, or just need to make sure you are adequately prepared with the right gear, the Backcountry Gearheads are amazing resources that can help you find exactly what you need. And be sure to also check out your local avalanche forecast center for additional education & information….  gear + knowledge = safety and fun for all!  Thanks for listening today & stay tuned for the next episode of Stories from the Skintrack. Check out their gear guide: https://www.backcountry.com/sc/winter-gear-guide Special thanks to Avery Sandack for his help with the audio on today’s episode, to my partner Rob Lea for being extra quiet while recording and to Jonah Cuddy for the beautiful intro and outro music. If you liked today’s episode, please rate, review and share it with a friend. Until next time.
56:17
November 18, 2020
Talking Avalanches with Bruce Tremper: Stories From the Skintrack Episode 1
Welcome to "Stories from the Skintrack", a special four-part podcast series on the show to help you learn about avalanche and mountain safety through the personal experiences of four special guests. We will be talking about close calls and fatalities, tips and tricks on getting into backcountry skiing and splitboarding, climate change, inclusion, mentorship and much more. My first guest is Bruce Tremper, one of the top avalanche experts in the US, author of the well-known book Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, former director of the UAC for 30 years, and an avid photographer, skier and adventurer. I met Bruce when I was 15 years old, at the site where my half-brother’s body was recovered after his party encountered a glide avalanche during their ascent into Stairs Gulch in Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon. On this episode, we talk about how that shaped my desire to learn about avalanche safety, to develop my mountain sense and to always come home to my family and how I plan to honor my half-brother, Martin’s, legacy. Bruce shares his backstory, his why and his tips for people getting into the backcountry. Stories from the Skintrack are brought to you in partnership/collaboration with Backcountry.com. The first item ever sold on Backcountry.com was an avalanche beacon out of a garage in Park City, UT way back in 1996. For over 20 years, Backcountry has been dedicated to gearing up folks for safe & unforgettable experiences on the skintrack.  Whether you are thinking about getting into backcountry skiing this year, or just need to make sure you are adequately prepared with the right gear, the Backcountry Gearheads are amazing resources that can help you find exactly what you need. And be sure to also check out your local avalanche forecast center for additional education & information….  gear + knowledge = safety and fun for all!  Thanks for listening today & stay tuned for more Stories from the Skintrack. Check out their gear guide: https://www.backcountry.com/sc/winter-gear-guide Special thanks to Avery Sandack for his help with the audio on today’s episode, to my partner Rob Lea for being extra quiet while recording and to Jonah Cuddy for the beautiful intro and outro music. If you liked today’s episode, please rate, review and share it with a friend. Until next time. Thanks to Adam Clark for the photo!
1:07:42
October 29, 2020
Sen. Martin Heinrich Q&A on Public Lands and Climate Change: Episode 24
On this episode, I chat with New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich about his backstory as an outdoorsperson, how he got into politics, and about current policy on public lands and climate change. Follow Senator Heinrich on Twitter: https://twitter.com/martinheinrich Follow Senator Heinrich on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/senatormartinheinrich/ Read the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1665?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22recreation%22%5D%7D&s=5&r=3
39:34
October 22, 2020
Pregnancy as an Elite Athlete with Jenn Shelton: Episode 23
Note: This episode contains strong language.  On this episode, I talk to Jenn Shelton, ultrarunner and fellow Patagonia ambassador about her experience with pregnancy as an elite athlete.  Thank you to Rising Appalachia for generously allowing me to use their music for the opening and closing jingles. https://www.risingappalachia.com/
1:05:06
October 12, 2020
How to Elevate Indigenous Leadership in the Outdoors with Connor Ryan: Episode 22
How can we use our privilege as outdoors people to protect the environmenta and elevate Indgienous voices? Today, I talk to Natives Outdoors ambassador Connor Ryan, a Lakota skier, cyclist and outdoors person abut his background as a skier, his upcoming ride across the West coast, and how we can call in the outdoor industry to do better as environmental and social justice activists. Follow Connor on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sacredstoke/ Support Break the BI(CYCLE): https://www.gofundme.com/f/breaktheBIcycle Learn more about Natives Outdoors: https://natives-outdoors.com/ Thank you to Rising Appalachia for allowing me to use their music in the opening and closing for the podcast: https://www.risingappalachia.com/
53:16
September 16, 2020
How to Talk To Elected Officials With Park City Mayor Andy Beerman: Episode 21
If you’re like me, you’re always emailing and contacted my elected officials. But what are the best practices for creating the changes we want to see in government? On this episode, I talk to Andy Beerman, mayor of Park City, UT about his background as a climber, how he got into policy, how trails are built, models of land conservation, best practices for every day citizens can influence their elected officials, climate change, renewable energy goals, Mountain Towns 2030 and how we can further the goals of BLM.  You won't want to miss this one.  https://mt2030.org/
52:21
September 7, 2020
​​Football X Running: Maximize Your Explosiveness with NFL Veteran Buster Skrine
Buster Skrine is a NFL football cornerback for the Chicago Bears. Originally from Atlanta, Buster is a father, an athlete, and entrepreneur. In addition to playing in the NFL, Buster runs Versatile NYC, a marketing firm and talent agency that represents athletes, models and entertainers. On this episode, we talk about his his children, his desire to become a dad, his siblings growing up, how he balances sport and family and business, his tips for recovery, his advice for new parents or people thinking about becoming parents, his skincare and haircare tips, his musical tastes and some of his favorite jams, how he discovered On, training for the Miami marathon, his sock preferences and wishing that everyone would do their own research and have their own opinions on issues going on instead of following others. This is episode three of Running Remixed on the Caroline Gleich Show, a special four-part series to showcase how a diverse group of athletes uses running to maximize their training and practice. We’ll hear from Buster for about 30 minutes which is designed to accompany you while you run. Then, we’ll turn it over to trainer Don Saladino, one of the most respected trainers in the business. He’s trained celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and Hugh Jackman. He's created a workout inspired by Buster. This series is brought to you in collaboration with On to celebrate the launch of the new Cloud X shoe. Lightweight and ultra-reactive, the Cloud X is designed to be your secret weapon for short, high-tempo runs (up to 10km) and mixed movement workouts. It features CloudTec, Swiss-engineered technology that turns impact into acceleration, expanding as you lift off for impact protection, increased propulsion, and explosive takeoffs. On was born in the Swiss mountains and is committed to sustainability and responsibility, for people and the planet. Learn more: https://www.on-running.com/en-us/ After the interview, we get into our body weight and banded workout inspired by Buster. If you’d like to see videos of these workouts, go to www.on-running.com/remixed. This workout is designed to help improve strength, speed, and quickness Set a timer for 40 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest.  40/20 A1) Hip airplane 40/20.  Perform this for each leg. A2) See saw lunge 40/20. Perform this for each leg. A3) Banded pushup 40/20 A4) matrix jump 40/20 A5) Lateral bounds 40/20 A6)bear crawls 40/20 continuous back and forth. 3 rounds totaling at 24 minutes of work
59:36
August 15, 2020
Surfing X Running: Catch Your Wave with Gold-Medalist Pauline Ado
Pauline Ado is a pro surfer based in France. She’s was the ISA world Champion in 2017, and is the seven time World Surf League European Champion. Now, she is training to get back on the World Championship Tour and represent France during surfing’s first Olympic appearance in Tokyo 2020. This is episode three of Running Remixed on the Caroline Gleich Show, a special four-part series to showcase how a diverse group of athletes uses running to maximize their training and practice. We’ll hear from Pauline for about 30 minutes which is designed to accompany you while you run. Then, we’ll turn it over to trainer Don Saladino, one of the most respected trainers in the business. He’s trained celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and Hugh Jackman. He's created a workout inspired by Pauline. This series is brought to you in collaboration with On to celebrate the launch of the new Cloud X shoe. Lightweight and ultra-reactive, the Cloud X is designed to be your secret weapon for short, high-tempo runs (up to 10km) and mixed movement workouts. It features CloudTec, Swiss-engineered technology that turns impact into acceleration, expanding as you lift off for impact protection, increased propulsion, and explosive takeoffs. On was born in the Swiss mountains and is committed to sustainability and responsibility, for people and the planet. Learn more: https://www.on-running.com/en-us/ On this episode, we talk about Pauline’s career, her favorite parts of surfing, having a growth mindset, her first time paragliding, her greatest accomplishments with surfing, what it’s like being on the world surf tour, her failures or setbacks, how running remixed fits into her training, how she discovered on, how she likes the Cloud X shoes, her tips for recovery, how she maintains a healthy diet while traveling, injuries, her tips for injury prevention, her activism and her upcoming goals including the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. After the interview, we get into our body weight and banded workout inspired by Pauline. If you’d like to see videos of these workouts, go to www.on-running.com/remixed. This workout is intended to work on posture and stability while implementing explosiveness and core strength. Set a timer for 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds of rest. We want to cut the work down to make sure that the explosive work is tighter. The increase in rest time will allow in more recovery as well.  Total workout time is 18 minutes. A1) Handcuffs to reach 30/30 lying flat in face down position A2) Banded Matrix step 30/30 A3) Shoulder taps 30/30 A4) Alt split jumps 30/30 A5) Explosive pushup A6) Chair against a wall with a band 30/30 Repeat this circuit for 3 total rounds totaling 18 minutes
50:08
August 12, 2020
Dancing X Running: Find the Flow with A-list Choreographer Viet Dang
This episode's guest is Viet Dang, an internationally known Hip Hop dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. Ethnically Vietnamese and raised in Switzerland, Viet has danced at the Grammy's and for artists such as Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, among others. He's worked with many artists as a movement coach and has taught professional dancers, artists, actors, and fitness instructors all facets of movement development and principles.  This is episode 2 of Running Remixed on the Caroline Gleich Show, a special four-part series to showcase how a diverse group of athletes uses running to maximize their training and practice. We'll hear from Viet for about 30 minutes, which is designed to accompany you while you run. Then, we'll turn it over to Don Saladino, one of the most respected trainers in the business. He's trained celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and Hugh Jackman. He's created a short workout inspired by Viet. This series is brought to you in collaboration with On to celebrate the launch of the new Cloud X shoe. Lightweight and ultra-reactive, the Cloud X is designed to be your secret weapon for short, high-tempo runs (up to 10km) and mixed movement workouts. It features CloudTec, Swiss-engineered technology that turns impact into acceleratoin, expanding as you lift off for impact protection, increased propulsion, and explosive takeoffs. On was born in the Swiss mountains and is committed to sustainability and responsibility, for people and the planet. Learn more: https://www.on-running.com/en-us/ On this episode, we discuss Viet's career teaching dance classes from his start in Switzerland and his move to Los Angeles, CA, his favorite part of being a dancer and choreographer, his affinity for languages (he speaks seven), how dance can contribute to social change, how dance brings people together, what accomplishments he's most proud of, what failures he's made, what he's learn from them, his tips for injury prevention and recovery, a typical day of training, his latest Wushu training, how he maintains freedom of movement, his favorite types of food, how he discovered On, what projects he's working on currently, how he's adapting to the uncertainty of the pandemic, and what he hopes his legacy will be. After the interview, we get into our body weight and banded workout inspired by Viet. If you'd like to see videos of these workouts, go to www.on-running.com/remixed This workout is intended to improve overall mobility and core strenght. Set a timer for 50 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest for each movement. 6 total movements performed in a circuit of 3 rounds total. 1) Thoracic bridges 40/20 reps. 2) Banded monster walks 40/20. 3-5 reps in each direction continuously for 40 seconds. 3) RFESS (rear foot elevated split squats) 40 seconds on 1 leg, 20 seconds off, and then repeat another 40 seconds on the opposite leg with 20 seconds of rest. You will need to elevate your back leg on a chair or step. 4) Band splits 40/20 5) Wall hand stands 40/20. Hold this position at your comfort level. Do not expect to get all 40 seconds. If need be, walk or kick yourself down to reset and catch your breath. 6) Banded hamstring stretch. 40/20 on each leg. Repeat this workout for a total of 3 rounds. This workout will take 24 minutes. Follow Viet: https://www.instagram.com/dandangviet/ Follow Don: https://www.donsaladino.com/
1:04:43
July 30, 2020
Mountaineering X Running: Scaling New Heights with Ski Mountaineer Caroline Gleich
Welcome to Running Remixed on the Caroline Gleich Show, a special four-part series to showcase how a diverse group of athletes uses running to maximize their training and practice. We’ll hear how they live, work, train and incorporate running for about 30 minutes which is designed to accompany you while you run. Then, we’ll hear from trainer Don Saladino, one of the most respected trainers in the business. He’s trained celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Hugh Jackman. He’s created a 15 minute workout inspired by each athlete to celebrate how running remixed helps them stay fit, active and healthy to finish the show. This series is brought to you in collaboration with On to celebrate the launch of the new Cloud X shoe. Lightweight and ultra-reactive, the Cloud X is designed to be your secret weapon for short, high-tempo runs (up to 10km) and mixed movement workouts. It features CloudTec, Swiss-engineered technology that turns impact into acceleration, expanding as you lift off for impact protection, increased propulsion, and explosive takeoffs. On was born in the Swiss mountains and is committed to sustainability and responsibility, for people and the planet. If you order the Cloud X now, On will include a free resistance band (made in Germany by Blackroll) to maximize your running remixed workout (while stocks last). Learn more: https://www.on-running.com/en-us/ On this episode, Caroline’s partner and husband, Rob Lea, is taking over host duties to interview Caroline Gleich. Caroline is a professional ski mountaineer, activist and endurance athlete. She’s climbed some of the highest peaks in the world including Everest, and Cho Oyu (the sixth highest peak in the world), finished ultramarathons and was the 2018 female team skimo national champion. She’s been on the covers of ski magazines and in award winning films and has testified to Congress about how climate change is impacting mountaineering, snowsports and public health. We discuss what Caroline does as a ski mountaineer, the training and skills involved, how she makes a living as an athlete, the inspiration for her activism, some of her favorite adventure locations, what’s next on her adventure list, how mountaineering works with ADHD, how she got into running, how recovery runs unlocked her potential for longer distance running, her marathon and ultramarathon experience, how she discovered On, how the Cloud X supports her ACL recovery, her vision for her future in mountaineering, how running remixed fits into her training, how running helped her find healing from a challenging situation with a cyber stalker, progressing from running and exercising from a place of body shame to a place of running from self-love, her favorite places to run, After the interview, we get into our body weight and banded workout with inspired by adventure athlete Caroline Gleich. If you’d like to see videos of these workouts, go to www.on-running.com/remixed. This workout is intended to improve overall athleticism, strength, and resiliency. Repeat this circuit for 3 total rounds totaling 15 min of work. 1) Alternating lunge to upper body banded rotation 40/20 2) Lateral walks with bands 40/20 3) Body weight squats with optional bands 40/20 4) Plank walkouts 40/20 5) Banded prone pulldowns 40/20 Follow Don: https://www.donsaladino.com/ Follow Caroline: https://www.instagram.com/carolinegleich
47:41
July 30, 2020
How to Find Power Through Vulnerability with Sarah Herron: Episode 16
“Assume best intentions.”–Sarah Herron I first met Sarah Herron during a speaker event at the National Ability Center in Park City, UT. We instantly clicked. Sarah is the founder of SheLift, an organization dedicated to empowering women with physical differences through outdoor recreation and mentorship. For her first official SheLift event, Sarah took seven young women skiing in Colorado which had a profound impact on each person, including herself. A fun fact about Sarah: she has been on three seasons of The Bachelor! After her first appearance on Season 17 in 2013, Sarah was flooded by hundreds of messages from people around the globe who live with physical differences. Since then, Sarah has used her platform to empower young women and people everywhere. In this episode, Sarah and I talk about how to lift up other women, how to thrive on reality TV, how to take what she learned on reality TV to her success on Kilimanjaro, the inspiration and origins of her organization, best practices for talking about people with differing abilities, how to balance femininity and being outdoors, how to find power through vulnerability, what it’s like to feel like you don’t belong, and why we should all trust our intuition without hesitation. Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahherron/ Follow SheLifts on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheliftgrams/ Join the SheLifts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/284145912001274 Donate to SheLift: https://shelift.org/donate Check out the SheLift Website: https://shelift.org/ Read The Alchemist Here: https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0062315005/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+alchemist&qid=1595396145&sr=8-2 This show is brought to you by Fat Tire: https://www.instagram.com/fattire/
43:13
July 24, 2020
How to Find Your Nature Swagger with Rue Mapp: Episode 15
“Good leaders really center the person and the relationship before the business. So often our leadership can be oriented around earnings, around vanity metrics, how many likes you have, and these are things that at the end of the day don’t really matter to your true sense of well being and impact. Those are key values: really centering people and the needs of individuals and relationships as key components to successful leadership across any domain.” That's a quote from Rue Mapp -the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. With 80 leaders in 30 states, they connect over 35,000 people to the outdoors. Rue is an awarded inspirational leader, writer, speaker, public lands champion and a self-proclaimed good cook! From its grassroots beginning, Outdoor Afro is recognized by major organizations for its role in addressing the ongoing need for greater diversity in the outdoors. Rue’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Backpacker, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, on Oprah!, NPR and many others. Rue has a smile that lights up the room and I always look forward to seeing her, whether it’s in Washington DC, on the trails or in the halls of the outdoor retailer tradeshow. On this episode, we talk about leadership in the outdoors, the power of connection and relationships, learning to trust your intuition, how to find your nature swagger, climbing and being outdoors while Black, and the role that outdoor adventurers can play in activism. Here's one of my favorite quotes from the show: "We are nature. You don’t have to get into your car and drive someplace to be connected to nature. That connection to nature starts with the awareness of your heartbeat and the awareness of the water that makes up most of your body. And how governed we are in the same way tides are by the moon. Being aware of who you are as nature and the representation of nature that is in the houseplant you can take some time to get to know a little better right now or the birds that are still doing their mating thing this time of year right outside your window. There’s so much juiciness about nature that I really want people to know is absolutely at hand and not remote from who you already are.” Check out Rue and Oprah hiking: https://www.ruemapp.com/media/oprah Support Rue's work at Outdoor Afro: https://outdoorafro.com/ Thanks to Avery Sandack for his help editing and to Rising Appalachia for graciously providing the music for today's episode: https://www.risingappalachia.com/
52:44
July 20, 2020
Parenthood, climbing and activism with Tommy Caldwell: Episode 14
How do male athletes balance parenthood and sport? When did they know they wanted to become fathers?  I don't often interview male athletes, but I wanted to branch out to add more male voices to the podcast. When I had the opportunity to chat with professional climber Tommy Caldwell, I was really interested in how he is able to balance his professional sport and career with his responsibility as a parent. We discuss his projects, his training, how he's been able to avoid the "dad bod," and his evolution as a climber through parenthood. I was also very curious about his hair and skincare routine and how he's able to maintain his youthful looks while spending so much time in the sun and on big walls. Then we talk about activism! (In all seriousness, we need to normalize asking men about their hair and skincare routines).  Tommy has made first ascents of some of the hardest climbing routes in the US and the world. He is a fellow Patagonia ambassador and climate activist. This episode has some great nuggets of wisdom that are applicable to any athletes trying to balance all the aspects of life.  Huge thanks to Tommy for taking the time and for sharing his activism and adventures with us!  Lattice Training Programs
51:44
July 6, 2020
Celebrating Black Joy with Ultrarunner Mirna Valerio: Episode 13
Recorded 5/28/20. With everything going on today – protests against police brutality, an awakening of the persistence of racial injustice – a global pandemic – it’s more important than ever that we find places to celebrate joy and specifically Black joy from Black people’s stories. I know that seems counter intuitive, but joy will fuel us through these difficulties. Mirna Valerio is an ultradistance runner whose passion for the outdoors, inclusivity, diversity, and inspiring others is palpable. Mirna started a blog called Fat Girl Running to talk through her experiences as a “larger woman in a world of thinner athletes.” Her blog has since propelled her into the spotlight. Mirna now travels around the country and the world to speak, teach, and encourage others to live large. In this podcast, we talk about Mirna’s upbringing and how she got her start in ultrarunning. As a Brooklyn native, Mirna didn’t have access to trails as a child, but excursions through her middle and high school helped develop her love for the outdoors, while her drive for team sports encouraged her athleticism. After a health scare in 2008, Mirna started running again and hasn’t looked back since. She’s now a cross-country coach (she helped train Will Smith for a half-marathon!), an acclaimed author of her recent memoir A Beautiful Work in Progress, and a participant in races both nationally and abroad. I’m so inspired by Mirna’s infectious positivity and her drive to keep pushing herself. I so enjoyed speaking with her about racism, the connection between COVID and ultrarunning, and how to manage imposter syndrome. “Find a way.”––Diana Nyad Find Mirna’s website here Check out Mirna’s Instagram Find Mirna on Facebook Follow Mirna on Twitter Buy Mirna’s Book “A Beautiful Work in Progress” here Scroll through her blog at Fat Girl Running Support Mirna on Patreon Check out her current favorite book Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner Today’s episode is brought to you by Fat Tire. Born on a bike, Fat Tire strives to be a role model for other businesses in their impact on the communities they serve and the planet itself. Fat Tire is a certified B-Corp and gives 1% of profits to environmental non-profits. They supported my 2019 Everest #ClimbForEquality and continue to be supporters and champions for a variety of causes including Protect Our Winters and the High Fives Foundation.
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June 30, 2020
How Business Can Be a Force For Good With Steve Fechheimer, CEO of New Belgium Brewing, Makers of Fat Tire: Episode 12
On this episode, I chat with Steve Fechheimer, CEO of New Belgium Brewing, Makers of Fat Tire, about what role businesses have to play in making the world a better place. We discuss his path to becoming CEO, what climate change has to do with beer, B-Corp certification, 1% for the planet, and how to spot corporate greenwashing from authentic environmental responsibility.  We also talk about Steve's own activism, from writing an Op-Ed to support the CORE Act and what issues he cares about personally. Lastly, he gives us some advice about how he balances parenthood and corporate leadership. Today’s episode is brought to you by Fat Tire. Born on a bike, Fat Tire strives to be a role model for other businesses in their impact on the communities they serve and the planet itself. Fat Tire is a certified B-Corp and gives 1% of profits to environmental non-profits. They supported my 2019 Everest #ClimbForEquality and continue to be supporters and champions for a variety of causes including Protect Our Winters and the High Fives Foundation.
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June 16, 2020
How to be an environmental justice activist with Raul Grijalva: Episode 11
What can you do to advocate for environmental justice for all, fight for underrepresented voices and protect our frontline communities? What inspires you to protect public lands? How can we find healing through these turbulent times? On this episode of the Caroline Gleich show, U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva dives deeper into these questions and finds solutions on how we can transition towards a sustainable future.  Congressman Raul Grijalva is a Democrat serving Arizona’s 3rd District. He began his career in public service four decades ago as a community organizer in Tucson. Throughout his career, he’s always fought for underrepresented voices. In 2018, Rep. Grijalva became the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and I had a chance to meet him in February 2020 when I was invited to testify in support of his bill, The American Public Lands and Waters Climate Solutions Act (HR 5435). Testifying was strangely intense and scary experience, but whenever I got scared, I felt comforted by his presence. I feel better about our country knowing there are people like him advocating for livable wages for American workers, immigration reform and land protections to safeguard our nation’s natural treasures for the next generation. On the show today, we discuss the story behind the American Public Lands and Waters Climate Solution Act, how public lands can be a part of the climate solution, and the intersectionality of climate, environment, and racial/social justice. He shares what inspired him to protect public lands and gives us tips on how we can make our environmental activism intersectional and inclusive to build resilience coalitions to advocate for public lands and to unite against climate change. Thank you to Protect Our Winters Action Fund for supporting this as a part of their Virtual Lobby Camp and Fat Tire.
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June 12, 2020
How to Be a Pro Skier and Activist With Leah Evans: Episode 10
In this episode, I talk with Leah Evans about activism, skiing, allyship, meditation, and the importance of sport. Leah Evans started Girls Do Ski in 2008 while also attending university and working to become a professional skier. Since then, her business, her ski career, and her activism have become the cornerstones of a super diverse and fascinating life. Originally from Rossland, British Columbia, Leah has lived in Revelstoke, home of some of the most epic backcountry lines, for 12 years. In the summer, she’s an Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) hiking guide, and in the winters she’s fully hands-on with all-women backcountry and resort skiing clinics she creates with Girls Do Ski. Leah is a champion of wild places and was deeply involved in the Jumbo Wild project–one of a growing list of successful land protection stories–which helped protect natural grizzly habitat and Ktunaxa Nation land, from the development of a ski resort. Earlier this year, the Ktunaxa Nation, with Federal and Provincial governments, declared the Qat’muk Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area, forever protecting Jumbo. She’s also a native seed keeper, avid reader, and volunteer with Wildsight. “Make a decision and go for it. Don’t waste time thinking about it.”–Leah Evans Rent Jumbo Wild Learn more about Jumbo and the Ktunaxa Nation Girls Do Ski Girls Do Ski Instagram Page Get involved with Wildsight  Map of Indigenous Land Natives Outdoors Follow Leah Evans on Instagram Snow Drifter Pant on Backcountry.com The Rosie Project Book The Dovekeepers Book Outro music: Resilient by Rising Apalachia
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May 22, 2020
How to Embrace Failure With Jess Lahey, Author of "The Gift of Failure" and My High-School English Teacher
I’m so excited for this episode with Jess Lahey. She was my high school English teacher when I moved to Utah when I was 15 year old.  In 2015, Jess wrote The Gift of Failure, a New York Times Best Selling book about how parents must let their children fail. Providing a path toward solutions, Jess lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. She has a BA in comparative literature and a JD with a concentration on juvenile and education law and hosts a successful podcast, #AmWriting. Her second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, will be released in April 2021. I’m so excited to reconnect with her to talk about failure, addiction and me as an awkward high school student. Resources: The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch Lindy West: What Happened When I Confronted My Cruellest Troll  Lindy West on This American Life  Follow Jess Lahey on Twitter
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May 11, 2020
How to Be A Climate Activist With Molly Kawahata: Voting, Messaging, and the Need for Systemic Change. Episode 8
"We're not here for very long, so we're going to do everything we can to move historical climate legislation forward." -Molly Kawahata, about her years of working on climate and energy for the White House during the Obama Administration I am thrilled to share this conversation with Molly Kawahata. I first met Molly when she worked as the Policy Advisor for Energy and Climate Change at the White House during the Obama Administration. I remember being invited to a call about a climate initiative by the White House, and being so excited, only to accidentally mess up the time on the call and miss it while on a trail run! I was so disappointed, but luckily, I was able to join a future call. Molly started the #ActOnClimate social media campaign, which currently has over 130,000 posts, which is what the call I missed was about!  I got to meet Molly on a trip to Washington DC with Protect Our Winters and we instantly bonded. She’s one of the brightest people I know, with a special talent for climate messaging. In this episode, we chat about climate, voting, what it was like working at the White House, environmental sinners vs. environmental saints and mountaineering adventures with tips for how we can all improve our messaging on climate. Resources: When We all Vote League of Conservation Voters Asian Pacific Environmental Network  Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions Molly's Favorite Book: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson Molly's Instagram
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May 4, 2020
Adventure, Activism and Allyship with Dr. Len Necefer: Episode 7
Dr. Len Necefer is one of my favorite people and I’m so excited he could join us on the show! Len is a climber, mountaineer, skier and scholar and the founder of Natives Outdoors – a business with the mission of empowering indigenous communities through their products and storytelling for a sustainable world. He has a Ph. D. and is a professor with the American Indian Studies program at the University of Arizona. He holds a bachelor’s of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas & a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy. Previously, he worked at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio on supersonic vehicle research and most recently worked for the Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs supporting tribes realizing their energy futures through research and grant making. His research focuses at the intersection of indigenous people and natural resource management policy. He serves on the board of the Honnold Foundation and the American Alpine Club. In his free time, he’s outside – rock or ice climbing, ski mountaineering and bikepacking to tell stories about environmental activism and Indigenous history. These stories have been documenting through his writing and photography and he’s been featured in Alpinist, Outside, Besides Magazine, Patagonia’s Cleanest Line and various film festivals. In this episode, we talk about Len's adventures with skiing, mountaineering and climbing and he shares lessons he's learned from adventures in the mountains that can help us during challenging times. We hear about the accomplishments he's most proud of, as well as some failures he's made along the way. He shares Navajo wisdom. We discuss his love of memes! Then we go in to more difficult topics: we talk about cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation and he gives us his take on what authentic allyship looks like.  Follow Len on Instagram.  Follow Natives Outdoors on Instagram.  Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks Collapse: How Societies Chose to Fail or Succeed
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April 24, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Climate Change Right Now With Dr. Naomi Oreskes: Episode 6
Dr. Naomi Oreskes is a Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, she is a leader in communicating climate science to the wider public. She’s a ripping skier and outdoorswoman. I met Naomi on a trip to Washington DC with Protect Our Winters (she serves on the Board of Directors) and we instantly bonded. Like me, Dr. Oreskes is petite in stature, but don’t let her size fool you. She has more courage and bravery than most people I know. Her book, Merchants of Doubt, which covers the parallels between climate change denial and controversies of tobacco smoking, acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer helped me find my voice on climate change again after years of ad-hominem attacks by climate change trolls and deniers.  In this episode, she shares with us everything you need to know about climate change right now. We discuss how you can get involved as a climate activist, how to talk to about climate change with people who don't believe it's real, why we need to listen to scientists and how to deal with attacks when you talk about climate. She shares tips on how we can discern between credible and misinformation on social media and where we can go for good climate science. We discuss the parallels between climate change and Coronavirus, both in our government response and what we can take from that to address the problems of climate change.  Then, she goes into discredited the big lies of climate change denial and she outlines the solutions to fix climate change now. Dr. Oreskes discusses why it's not a population growth problem and speaks to all these issues with clarity and precision. With Coronavirus dominating the news, it's more important than ever that we continue to talk about climate change. This episode will answer your questions and empower you to find your voice to lead these important discussions. Resources for Climate Science: NASA Climate Change American Geophysical Union American Meteorological Society American Association For the Advancement of Science National Academy of Science Other papers referenced in the show: A Trillion Tons Pope Francis's Encyclical on Climate Change Naomi's Favorite Book, The Burger's Daughter Thanks to Rising Appalachia for providing our opening and closing music, for Avery Sandack for his audio editing expertise and to Aaron Blatt for the image of Naomi. If you learned something from today's episode, share it with one friend. 
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April 13, 2020
How to Hike Solo and Make it in Outdoor Journalism with Shawnté Salabert: Episode 5
I am so excited to share this episode and conversation with Shawnté Salabert. She's hiked over a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail and spent two years on the trail taking photos and recording impressions for her book, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California. I got to know Shawnté through her work as a journalist when she interviewed me for Adventure Journal. She's had articles published in Alpinist, Backpacker, Outside, Los Angeles Magazine and Modern Hiker, among others.  In this episode, we chat about how she got her start in the outdoor world, leaving the security of a well-paying job in the music industry to pursue her passion as an outdoor journalist. We talk about her tips for tackling big goals and hiking solo and she shares her favorite trail food. After talking about adventure, we take a deep dive about the role that journalism can play in disrupting implicit bias, and why we need to protect and support a free and independent press now more than ever. This episode is filled with inspiration as well as practical advice. It was a treat to interview Shawnté. I hope you enjoy this episode and I look forward to hearing your thoughts about it. Resources on disrupting implicit bias: The Avarna Group: Justice + Equity + Diversity + Inclusion Here are links to some of Shawnté's work we reference in the show: Welcome to Black Van Life What We Can Learn from the Camber Outdoors Fiasco Trona's Boom Bust and Uncertain Future Follow Shawnté on Twitter and Instagram or via her website.
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April 7, 2020
How to Set and Achieve Big Mountain Goals with Sunny Stroeer: Episode 4
Sunny Stroeer is a runner, climber and adventurer with a specialty in the high altitude endurance realm. She holds speed records on Aconcagua and on the Annapurna Circuit and has excelled on high trails in the Colorado Rockies. She's been a big inspiration to me in the way she sets her goals sky high. Following her on social media gives me a lot of motivation and inspiration. On this episode, we talk about her accomplishments and failures and she gives us advice on training, dealing with altitude, nutrition and hydration and staying warm and comfortable in the mountains. We talk about goal-setting and how to find goals that are ambitious enough without over-reaching. We chat about her becoming the first woman to complete the Aconcagua 360 route and summit and about her scholarship program with AWExpeditions, and how she deals with naysayers and doubters.    Keep up with Sunny on social media.   Check out her website.   Support women in mountaineering with by making a donation or applying for a scholarship through AWExpeditions.   Book a tour with Sunny and Paul through Dreamland Safari Tours. Thanks to Rising Appalachia for our opening and closing song.
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April 6, 2020
Your Coronavirus Questions Answered with Dr. Lindsay Keegan from the University of Utah: Episode 3
This podcast started from a need to spread information from scientists and experts about Coronavirus. In this next episode, I sit down and ask Dr. Lindsay Keegan, an epidemiologist at the University of Utah and avid outdoorswoman questions we all have about Coronavirus. We started out with a discussion of why it's imperative to listen to scientists, why we need to trust science, and what we can do to support scientists right now.  Then, we go into a round of questions - when will we see the peak - how long can we expect to socially distance for - can you get Coronavirus twice - how to disinfect groceries and if Coronavirus can be transmitted by water, to name a few. I'm incredibly grateful for Dr. Keegan to take time out of her busy schedule right now (she says she's been existing on less than four hours of sleep) to answer our questions.  Putting Gamers to work to fight COVID-19 Count Penguins in remote regions to help us understand their lives and environments The Virus Can Be Stopped, But Only With Harsh Steps: NY Times Article  Animals and Coronavirus Lindsay Keegan on Instagram
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March 26, 2020
Training, Relationships and Adventure with Rob Lea: Episode 2
In 2019, Rob Lea completed his "Ultimate World Triathlon," where he climbed Everest, swam the English channel and rode his bike across American, all in six months. He did it as a "Tri For Equality," to talk about men's role in advocating for gender equality. He was the 2012 world champion half Ironman in his age group. He's climbed some of the highest mountains in the world. When he's not adventuring, he makes his living selling residential real estate in Park City, UT with his dad, Jim. Rob did one other notable thing in 2019, and that was he got married to me. In this episode, we talk about his athletic achievements, how men can become advocates for gender equality, how we met, and our most embarrassing nicknames for each other. We share training advice for novices and professionals alike and discuss our future goals and dreams.  To support the Tri For Equality, check out the bigmountaindreamsfoundation.com. To follow Rob on Instagram, check him out at @rob.lea, his website, roblea.com and his real estate, Lea Team Real Estate.  Thanks to Rob for being on the Caroline Gleich Show! 
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March 23, 2020
Your Coronavirus Questions Answered By Epidemiologists: Episode 1
March 17, 2020 I was grateful to have a chance to chat with University of Utah epidemiologists Lindsay Keegan and Angela Presson to answer your questions from Instagram about the current state of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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March 20, 2020