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TPZ156: Cycling in the South American Andes with Faye Shepherd

The Pursuit Zone

In October 2016 Faye Shepherd began a 6-month, 5,500-mile cycling adventure through Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.  Starting in La Paz with her teammate Anna McNuff, the two cycled south to Ushuaia on a mostly off-road route through the Andes.  With over 100,000 meters of elevation gain they cycled the equivalent height of Mt. Everest over 10 times while wild camping most of the journey.  As Faye writes in her blog “I thought these facts and figures were going to be most important in terms of a ‘sense of accomplishment’, but they’re not. In fact, they seem wholly inconsequential against a backdrop of extraordinary experiences and memories that we have been fortunate enough to be able to create.”  You can learn more about Faye and her adventures at fayeshepherd.wordpress.com.  Faye Shepherd, welcome to The Pursuit Zone. Anna McNuff previously appeared in episodes 40 and 97.

59mins

20 May 2018

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Anna McNuff - Biking across Europe, Cycling the Andes with Faye Shepherd, & Driving across Canada in a Van!

Tough Girl Podcast

Anna, is a British born adventurer, motivational speaker, influencer and author. She was recently named by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the 50 most influential travellers of our time, and by the the Guardian as one of the top modern female adventurers . She is also proud to be the UK Ambassador for Girl Guiding, and the co-founder of Adventure Queens; the UK’s fastest growing women’s adventure community. Show notes Social Media Experiment…. riding across Europe… Thinking about journeys  Being a planner & getting uncomfortable Climbing over her back fence…. left, right, straight on?? What’s going to happen next? Making a change from walking to cycling Having an element of control Wanting to see the monkeys Focusing on the new opportunities & not dwelling on missed opportunities Accommodation while on the road Warm showers - https://www.warmshowers.org The kindness of strangers and the people she met on the way Getting home.. train..plane? Going to Gloucester The love story…. following your passion Trying to be the sunshine in people’s lives The next adventure idea! Missing her brothers wedding  Making it work with Jamie Deciding on the route? Testing out Kick Scooters Loving the mountains and cycling up hills Starting at La Paz & being hit with altitude straight away Cycling Death Road, as a bikepacker Navigation with MapOut Accommodation while on the road… Wild camping! The challenges on the journey… Facing your fears and getting naked! The wild dogs…. & being bitten by a dog.. Travelling with Faye and what she learnt from the experience Being ready to finish the adventure & how they celebrated the end! Dealing with the post adventure blues… Heading over to Canada on a book tour with Jamie….. Plannada…. Book writing… the Prequel… (Cycling the 50 states America) Being an Ambassador for the Girl Guides The Adventures Queens…. The next challenge… A running adventure in 2019 Final words of advice and wisdom Live your life, like no one else is watching! Connect with Anna - Support & follow! Website - https://annamcnuff.com Twitter - @AnnaMcNuff  Instagram - @Annamcnuff  Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/AMcNuff/ 

1hr 6mins

15 Feb 2018

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Faye Shepherd - Climbing Kilimanjaro, cycling the length of New Zealand and spending 6 months cycling the Andes with Anna McNuff.

Tough Girl Podcast

Faye found her adventure mojo in 2014, since then she’s taken on a new challenge each year;  from climbing Kilimanjaro, to cycling the length of New Zealand solo and most recently coming back from spending 6 months cycling the Andes. Show notes Living in Cornwall Being shy & feeling homesick Going to university and taking a gap year  Learning to live off very little money Spending time in Thailand Being called an Adventurer & why she  What she got up to after university Deciding to climb Kilimanjaro & getting the adventure bug Summit night on Kilimanjaro.. Making changes in her life Micro Adventures and meeting new people Joining the search and rescue team in Cornwall Deciding to cycle the length of New Zealand The fears, and making the decision to do it -  BE BOLD, COMMIT & GIVE IT A GO! Being a planner… Getting to meet Anna McNuff Starting her cycle ride in the South of NewZealand in 2015 Crying on the bike and having doubts Wanting to quit What she learned from her New Zealand experience Your vibe attracts your tribe Deciding to go on her next Adventure to South America Fitness…. Flying into La Paz and dealing with Altitude Being in South America - dealing with standing out, learning Spanish and the physical demands on the body Being stung by a scorpion! The end of the challenge! Adventure Blues and coming to terms with them If your going through hell, keep going  Why its normal to have hard times Changing her career aspirations Future dreams and goals Why you should do something that scares you! Commit to it and be bold https://fayeshepherd.wordpress.com Twitter - @Faye_Shepherd  -  Instagram - @faye_shepherd 

1hr 6mins

13 Feb 2018

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Ep. 318: South America Bike Tour - Anna McNuff & Faye Shepherd - Part 2

Adventure Sports Podcast

In October 2016 Anna McNuff saddled up on a bike called Bernard and set off as part of a two-woman team on a mission to explore some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Southern Andes. Side by side, she and her friend Faye Shepherd spent 184 days pedaling their way 5,500 miles through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. From the bustling city of La Paz, all the way down to Ushuaia – the last sizeable chunk of land before you reach Antarctica. Far from taking the shortest, most direct route, they sought the most mountainous course possible. By the time they returned to the UK in spring 2017 they had ascended over 100,000 metres  – equivalent to 11 times the height of Everest – on their bicycles. www.annamcnuff.com New Zealand Book: "The Pants of Perspective"Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/adventure-sports-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

52mins

30 Oct 2017

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Ep. 317: South America Bike Tour - Anna McNuff & Faye Shepherd - Part 1

Adventure Sports Podcast

In October 2016 Anna McNuff saddled up on a bike called Bernard and set off as part of a two-woman team on a mission to explore some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Southern Andes. Side by side, she and her friend Faye Shepherd spent 184 days pedaling their way 5,500 miles through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. From the bustling city of La Paz, all the way down to Ushuaia – the last sizeable chunk of land before you reach Antarctica. Far from taking the shortest, most direct route, they sought the most mountainous course possible. By the time they returned to the UK in spring 2017 they had ascended over 100,000 metres  – equivalent to 11 times the height of Everest – on their bicycles. www.annamcnuff.com New Zealand Book: "The Pants of Perspective"Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/adventure-sports-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

49mins

26 Oct 2017