Risk & Reward
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 492
- May 27, 2020 6:00 pm
- 50:38 mins
The Death of an Adventurer’s Son Guest: Roman Dial, Roman Dial, Professor, Mathematics and Biology, Alaska Pacific University, and author, "The Adventurer’s Son: A Memoir" He raised his son from a young age to be a fearless explorer. So when his 27-year-old son, Cody, disappeared in a remote Costa Rican jungle, Roman Dial set out to discover the truth about what happened and examine his own culpability for inspiring his son's extreme adventuring. The Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas Guest: Scott Ellsworth, author, "The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas" From the 1920s through the 1950s, a great race was on, and countries, including Nazi Germany, competed for the first ascent of the world's highest mountains. The world's best mountaineers were pushed to their limits as they tackled dangerous terrain, political agendas, and the limit of the human body. During the 1920s through the 1950s A Great Race was on, involving huge global actors. Countries fought to top the world's highest mountains. The world’s best mountaineers were pushed to their limits as they fought against dangerous terrain, political agendas, and physical constraints.