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The Dirtbag Diaries

The Dirtbag Diaries

The campfire tale—it’s ubiquitous in mountain culture. As long as we’ve climbed, skied, boated or traveled, we’ve been telling stories. In March of 2007, Fitz Cahall launched The Dirtbag Diaries, a grassroots podcast dedicated to the sometimes serious, often humorous stories from wild places. What began as a solitary experiment has evolved into a collaboration between writers, photographers, artists and listeners to produce the types of stories that rarely find homes in the glossy pages of magazines.

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Dirtbag Diaries: Adventure 1000

Dirtbag Diaries: Adventure 1000

Feb 3, 2015 February 3, 2015

It’s time for our annual Year of Big Ideas episode. This year, we talked to Alastair Humphreys, a 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Among other things, Alastair has walked across India, and 1,000 miles through the… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Flying Deep

Dirtbag Diaries: Flying Deep

Jan 7, 2015 January 7, 2015

By Fitz & Becca Cahall There comes a stage in a great athlete’s career when the pursuit of technical difficulty takes a back seat. It gives way to simplicity, an aesthetic and possibly to an iconic style that leaves an impression on a sport. Will… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Tales of Terror Vol. 5

Dirtbag Diaries: Tales of Terror Vol. 5

Oct 31, 2014 October 31, 2014

Ghost stories. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, ghost stories have a way of seeping into your mind. And, if they’re really good, suddenly, that soft rapping on the window or the flickering lights become more ominous–like we’ve primed out minds to seek… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Mother’s Have It Hardest

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Mother’s Have It Hardest

Aug 6, 2014 August 6, 2014

“I remember really quickly going from, ‘Wow, I’m home, this feels great’, to ‘Holy s***, what did I do to my mom’?” says alpinist Kyle Dempster. “And that was the first time I saw how truly difficult it is for mothers.” Today, we bring… Read More

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