Meet Brittney "Bert" Woodrum, who climbed all 58 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado within 75 days. She covered 540 miles on the #adventure. #TalkToMe #14er
This is Episode #60 of the "Talk to Me" podcast!
It's a fun conversation and they giggle about the pronunciation of certain words.
Watch the video version of this interview on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC22TJHB-1Y
"Bert" is Brittney's "trail name." This "professional walker" also through-hiked the Appalachian Trail. Talking points include: 3:00
Michael has also interviewed mountain climbers Andy Cave, Ong Hock Siew and Appalachian hiker, Herb Klotz. (Links below...)
5:00 Brittney's background (education, Myanmar, and almost becoming a monk!)
9:00 A humanitarian fighting injustice and promoting empowerment
11:30 Rotary and ShelterBox
12:00 Hiking the Camino Santiago in Spain (comparing to the Appalachian)
14:45 Coping with altitude (cerebral edema, vomiting) while climbing
18:30 58 summits within 75 days, wow!
20:45 An "Alpine start" (climbing in the dark)
22:00 Trailrunners (Solomons) and other climbing gear
24:00 Britteny's unusual (ShelterBox, "Boxanne") 14 lb. backpack
29:00 Media coverage (TheWeek, People, Washington Post)
33:00 Her fundraising goal was $83K ($1,400 for each of the 58 peak
34:00 She's raised $100,000 so far (much thx to local Rotary Clubs!)
35:30 Donate at www.ShelterBoxUSA.org/fourteeners
*Watch Michael's interview with other climbers and hikers...
Brittney Zoomed in from Denver, Colorado. Michael participated from his home office in Detroit, Michigan.
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