August 19, 2021

Episode 46: Carsten Jost, Thru-hiking, Outdoor Training & More

On this episode: Outward Bound, Hogzilla, trail magic, and “wilderness camping is illegal in Germany?!” We’re talking with Carsten “Sauerkraut” Jost, AT & PCT thru-hiker, outdoor instructor and ultralight blogger.


Show Notes

  • 00:45 – Introducing Carsten Jost
  • 05:00 – His first attempt on the PCT (and some serious trail magic)
  • 09:00 – The recent flooding in Germany
  • 11:00 – Working for Outward Bound
  • 17:00 – Wild camping illegal in Germany
  • 22:30 – Hiking the Via Alpina (and other hut-to-hut routes)
  • 24:45 – Why do europeans travel to California to go backpacking?
  • 27:55 – One plus to hiking in Europe: No man-eating animals 
  • 29:30 – A short explanation of the GR trail system in Europe
  • 36:20 – On being a newbie, and the fear of doing something for the first time
  • 41:40 – Age, the outdoors and what’s your next adventure?
  • 50:00 – Where to find Carsten online

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You can find Carsten online at his website, fastpacking.de and on Instagram at @fastpacking.

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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