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.


By Land,

Emory R. Wanger


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Show Notes

  • Introductions

  • 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