Episode 66 Age Doesn't Matter with Mark Lampman
Mark Lampman is someone I’ve followed for a while now on Instagram because he motivates me. He’s nearly twice my age, but time and time again he gets after it in the mountains. I look at Mark as someone who inspires me to push myself past what I think I’m capable of and to not ever use age as an excuse to stop exploring difficult places.
When I asked Mark to come on the podcast, I told him I just wanted to hear his perspective on things. I wanted to learn what it was like from his point of view and understand why he does what he does. What I got in return were some great stories, a unique look into what his journey has been with backpacking, and even more inspiration than before.
This chat with Mark is something I’ll cherish for a long time. If you have an appreciation for seeing the backcountry through the eyes of someone else, I think you’ll really like this episode.
Emory R. Wanger
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Who is Mark Lampman?
Why Mark continues to push himself at 60 yrs old
Making the switch to backcountry hunting later in life
Mule deer and solo hunting
Hunting in Grizzly country
How to deal with a Grizzly - spray vs. firearms
Mark’s Grizzly stories
Why Mark continues to return to the backcountry
When it all changed for Mark
The power of building confidence
Seeing things differnetly with age
Younger Mark versus older Mark
Gear talk with Mark
Mark’s backpacking learning curve
On having quality gear
How to follow up with and find Mark