Podcast - First Kayak Crossing of Bering Strait 1989

Trevor Potts will be the Saturday night keynote speaker at the Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium in two weeks.

Trevor hasn't yet decided which presentation to give. He has a few to choose from. He spends four months each year lecturing on cruise ships in the Antarctic.

He recreated Shackleton's voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia in 1984. He also crossed South Georgia on foot. He might tell that tale, which will be the subject of a future podcast.

Trevor was also one of the team which first kayaked from Alaska to the former Soviet Union in 1989. This Bering Strait story is the subject of a special one hour podcast just published at SeaKayakRoutes.com. It's an astonishing tale, including nearly getting shot three times, being imprissoned by Soviet troops after Trevor discovered one of his group worked for the CIA, and nearly being run down by an icebreaker. 

Listen to the interview - you won't be disappointed.

However, the publishing system I use now turns the Podcasts into m4a files (whether I like it or not) which will be dragged automatically onto your machine if you subscribe. If you have a problem playing m4a, then you can download the mp3 version of the file directly from the Podcast Library.

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Nelson said...

This file came through as an MHA file not an MP3. Not sure if you were aware of that.

Simon said...

Hi Nelson
Thanks for the comment. Yes I am aware of the format change and explain this in the blog post you've commented on. I've also explained where to find the mp3 version if needed.

Nelson said...

Sorry about that. Shoulda paid closer attention

Nelson said...

Just got a chance to listen to this podcast. You're best yet. Loved it!!

Can't wait for the Shackleton podcast. I'm a big Shackleton fan.

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy life to do this for the kayaking community.