Episode 80 Exo Mountain Gear Death Hike RECAP

This episode recaps my experience on the Exo Death Hike in 2019. At the time of its release, it’s been one week since these events occurred so it was important for me to capture my thoughts and get them down into an episode for others to learn from.

This is a solo show, meaning it’s only me on this time. In it I cover what the Death Hike is, how it works, what it entailed this year, and most importantly, what I learned from it. This hike is meant to push your limits and it did just that. There were a number of things that happened to my body that I think are worth talking about in hopes that others can learn from my experiences.

This podcast was created to help people backpack better. Sometimes we do well, sometimes we don’t. What matters is that we continue to learn and share that knowledge with those around us.



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Emory R. Wanger


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Show Notes

  • Intro to the Death Hike

  • What the Death Hike involved

  • How my body performed

  • Issues with eating and how to avoid a personal hunger strike

  • Feedback on the new Exo K3 Frame

  • Lessons learned from the Death Hike

  • Footwear

  • Pace

  • The importance of challenges

  • Stop comparing yourself to others

  • Passionate people doing passionate things

  • Gear highlights

  • Audience Q & A

  • Final Thoughts