104 Mark Kalch: Paddling the longest river on all 7 continents.


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Our guest’s project is more than a little ambitious. He has to date paddled from source to sea the Amazon, Volga, and Missouri/Mississippi rivers. His stories of adventure take a back seat to the stories of humanity. A truly fun, interesting take on life on the water! Listen as he shares his thoughts and plans on the Yangtze and Nile. Why is he doing it and what has he learned from the people along the way? Listen for an adventurous episode of Athlete On Fire!

“Do it sooner.”

In This Show We Hear

  • His time in Argentina
  • Life growing up in Australia
  • King Browns and barefeet
  • Tiger shark tooth extraction
  • Mega churches in America
  • The Volga and Vodka
  • Finding the legitimat source of major rivers
  • Why the Yangtze is scary to him
  • Notes on getting started in paddle sports
  • Why he wished he started SUP sooner
  • What’s next?

Quote on Fire

“Do it sooner.”

River People

The paddling was amazing but the people made the trips memorable.

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Interesting fact

“He just camped in Patagonia with three kids under 5.”

Fitness On Fire: Mark

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