Friday, October 30, 2009
The Rest of Everest Episodes 114 & 115: My favorite Podcast is Back!
I'm still catching up on all the things that happened while I was out of town last week, and that includes the return of The Rest of Everest video podcast, which has taken a bit of a break in recent weeks while show creator Jon Miller prepared to take us on yet another Himalayan adventure. That adventure began last week with a new episode, with this week's really kicking things into gear.
As many of you probably know, this past Spring, Jon and Chris Marquardt of Tips From The Top Floor fame, hosted a photography/videography workshop that took place while trekking to Everest Base Camp on the south side of the mountain. Episode 114, entitled The Highest Photography Workshop In The World, serves as an introduction to that trek, giving us an overview of what we can expect in future episodes of this new "season". The episode also serves as a bit of review of the past seasons as well, setting the stage for what has come before, and what is ahead, as we make the trek to EBC along with the lucky few that got to go on this trip back in April. If you've ever considered making that trek for yourself, as I have, you'll really want to jump into this show, as it'll no doubt really give us some insights on what to expect on that journey.
This week's new episode, number 115 of the series, is called "Kathmandu: Exactly The Same...But Different", and really kicks off the new trekking adventure in style. Regular viewers of the show know that Jon doesn't like to just chat by himself while he explains what's going on, and in this case, he's joined by several of the trekkers that were part of the team last spring. The episode opens gets rolling with the participants arriving in Kathmandu and preparing for their adventure. Throughout the show we see the arrival of the trekkers, with everyone eventually heading out to do some sightseeing in various parts of KTM. The video shows us all kinds of interesting elements to that city and Nepali culture, even for those of us who have made this trip two previous times before with the show.
These two episodes kick off the trekking adventure in fine fashion, and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. I'm actually strongly considering the trek to Everest Base Camp for next spring, so this should make for a great primer for what I can expect on that journey. As usual, the video is high quality and the subject matter is great. Jon serves as an excellent host, and the guests offer great insights. Can't wait for more!
Grab the videos directly from the Rest of Everest website or make life easier on yourself and just subscribe to the show via iTunes.