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16 AdventShorts: Interview with Brad & Zola Hefta-Gaub
Meet the first ever Micro Film Fest winners! If you haven't yet had a chance to watch the 1 minute video about the time Brad took Zola, his 14 year old daughter, on her first ever backpacking trip on the Olympic Coast in Washington, it's available for viewing on our website.

Watch here. 

I've since learned that Zola, still 14, is currently studying in France and having micro-adventures on the daily, and Brad is an all around adventure dude. In fact, when I delivered the shitty prize and other winnings from the Micro Film Fest, Brad showed me out to his garage where he keeps his short skis with built in skins, called Altai skis.

Side note: It's just a coincidence that our partners in the Micro Film Fest, 1iOpen, just won the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Durango Film Fest for their film in the Altai region in China, from where the inspiration for Brad's skis hailed. 

Anyway, on that day of prize delivery, Brad told me a story about an adventure he took with his Altai Skis near Mount Rainier on a snow-covered PCT. He intended to ski shoe 30 miles in a little more than a day. Some inclement weather meant that Brad ended up spending some time sleeping on an outhouse floor and just narrowly escaping a search and rescue call according to the Ranger who met him at his car when he finally exited the forest. 

That's another story, and you won't hear it in this episode of AdventShorts, but you will hear how a dad and his daughter are defining what adventure lifestyling means to them.

Give it a listen, then tell me, what does adventure lifestyling mean to you? 


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