NPR Sound Treks: Adventures Breathtaking Stories from Nature's Extremes

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Experience a refreshing adrenaline rush on this NPR guided tour of the ultimate in outdoor fun: Whether whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, mountain climbing in the Himalayas, kayaking in Alaska, airboarding in Oregon’s Cascade mountains, or bungee jumping in Australia, each story is an amazing sound adventure—and a great escape.

The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness


  • Introduction by Jon Hamilton
  • Racing for Adventure in Borneo
  • The Unger Report: Indoor Skydiving
  • Leaping Down Under
  • Sliders: Racing Down Berkeley’s Steep Hills
  • Braving the Badwater Ultramarathon
  • Air Boarding: Surfing the Slopes, Belly-First
  • Whitewater Rafting on New York’s Hudson River
  • Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next “King Line”
  • Kayaking in Alaska
  • Climbing Blind in the Himalayas

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