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014 Tom Johnstone on the role of adventure in mental health and conservation, and mountain bike guiding in Iceland

Today’s podcast guest is Tom Johnstone. Tom is an environmental scientist and outdoor professional based in North Wales. He runs supported mountain biking adventures through his business Carbon Monkey and has completed some epic bikepacking trips across Iceland and Norway (just to name a couple). 

I hope you enjoy this conversation with Tom as much as I did and if you did, please leave a review and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.

In this episode we discuss:

– Undertaking bikepacking journeys in Scotland, Iceland and Norway

– The importance of adventure for mental health

– Improving accessibility of adventure for all 

– What a Marine Mammal Medic callout entails

– How the world is full of kind and caring people

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Here are links to the resources mentioned in the conversation:

About the Adventure Pro Podcast

The Adventure Pro Podcast is a collection of wide-ranging interviews, stories and inspiration from amazing people that have made adventure their business. It’s where adventure, outdoors and travel professionals come together to learn, share and encourage others to carve their own path in life. 

I’ll be interviewing guides, photographers, designers, instructors, content creators, YouTubers, sponsored athletes, film makers, shop owners and many others that have made a career, business or side hustle from the outdoors and adventure. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to get the next one.

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