Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend.
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– Father-son mountaineering duo Mike and Matt Moniz planned a triple-8,000 meter peak visit to Nepal this spring, but Mount Everest had other plans. Following the avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas, the pair climbed Cho Oyu, but Mike left 16-year old Matt to summit Makalu, the world’s 6th tallest mountain, while he tried to negotiate a way to Everest through China. Having missed out on Makalu, Mike doesn’t feel the need to go back and summit the peak, saying, “one Moniz on the summit of Makalu is enough.” Listen here.
– Gear guru Steve Casimiro shares some of the best new modifications that can make outdoors adventures more comfortable: a zipperless sleeping bag, a headlamp that looks where you do, and a versatile flashlight that can help illuminate everything from cycling to scuba diving. Listen here.