Nov 3, 2021
Hello to Iceland and Denmark. Ordinary Sherpa ranked in the top 200 in both countries. Which is fun, because I have not been to Iceland, but glad to know that my podcast has. Maybe we can do a virtual meet-up and share a cup of coffee. I want to thank those who bought me coffee, who left written reviews, and took action to do something adventurous this week.
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The challenge last week in the everyday adventure challenge was Impossible. What adventure is something that inspires you but feels impossible and we took various approaches to break that down into possibility. Ironically Thru-Hiking the Appalachian trail is one of the things that seemed impossible to me. I have researched the idea of hiking it. Just to give some context for today’s episode here are some facts about the AT with a link to the source cited below. The Appalachian trail is 2,200 miles, crosses 14 states and is the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 16 times. The trail was created in 1937 but has been rebuilt over 90 times thanks to a crew of 241,936 volunteers in a given year. On average hikers need to consume 5500 calories per day and most consume a ½ gallon of ice cream at the halfway point and typically go through 4-5 pairs of shoes.
Sometimes there are stories of families doing amazing things that virtually stop you in your tracks. As I scrolled Instagram one day this summer I came across a family thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. I’ve had several friends who have hiked the AT, PCT, and Continental Divide. I knew the amount of planning, grit and persistence required to make an adventure such as this come to life. However I had never seen a 4 YO complete such a task. Harvey Sutton is the youngest person to walk the 2,193.1 mile trail North from Georgia to Maine. As many of my listeners have heard, I love to challenge the status quo and didn’t want to accept that my adventures needed to end when I became a mom. The Sutton family immediately became a story of inspiration for me, regardless of the outcome. I wanted to cheer them on and support them however I could. So today I am here with Harvey’s parents, Josh & Cassie Sutton to share their story of one amazing and inspiring adventure. Giving them a new definition of success spending 7 months in the wilderness, appreciating their time together reaching an incredible summit. Josh & Cassie I am so honored to have you, Welcome to Ordinary Sherpa.
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Instagram: @LiveSutton https://www.instagram.com/livesutton/
YouTube: @LiveSutton https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAfUef5Cy3n4ujPE5JDQ1w
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