Adventure Talks

On air 10 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month; in person 7 p.m. the last Friday of the month

There are adventurers among us. Join KDLL to hear their stories. Adventure Talks is a series of live, public presentations and on-air interviews about the trials, trails and travels of Kenai Peninsula residents.

Listen to an on-air interview with the presenters at 10 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month.

Come to their live presentation at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 7 p.m. the last Friday of the month. Admission for the live event is $5, or free for KDLL members. (Become a member at the event and get in for free.)

Listen to excerpts from the live presentation at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of the month.

Jenny Neyman/KDLL

On June 6, 1912, a newly formed vent unleashed the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century in what became known as the Valley of 10,000 Smokes in Katmai National Park and Preserve. Today, it's a fascinating backpacking destination for anyone with an interest in geology or just an appreciation for impressive scenery.
Host Jenny Neyman speaks with Cathy Bell, chief of interpretation and education at Katmai National Park and Preserve, about the geology of the valley and how to plan a visit.

Doug Armstrong, Jim Bennett, Wally Hufford and Julie Stephens spent 11 days paddling down the Alatna River in Gates of the Arctic National Park in July, and they join KDLL Adventure Talks for an hour talk about planning and packing for the packraft trip.
 

They'll share photos and stories from the trip during a live presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Come ask questions, check out their gear and maybe get an idea for an adventure of your own.

As part of KDLL’s fall membership drive, we’re featuring KDLL’s original feature shows.

Here are excerpts from Kenai Garden Talk, Adventure Talks and Drinking on the Last Frontier with Bill Howell.

Is rafting the Grand Canyon on your must-do list? Here's how to make it happen. Bill Schwager, of Soldotna, talks about the permitting, planning and other logistics necessary to launch a successful raft trip. He and 13 other central Kenai Peninsula residents spent 24 days rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in February.

Come to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 7 p.m. June 8 for a photo slideshow presentation from the group. Admission is $5, or free for KDLL members.

Courtesy of Jenny Neyman

Alaska is big. Emergency beacons and satellite communication devices shrink the time it takes for search and rescue crews to find you in an emergency situation.

Chris Hanna and Jenny Neyman, of Soldotna, know from snow-cave survival experience how important those devices can be, and Lt. Col. Scot Milani of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center knows how they work. Join us to find out more.

Last April, Chris Hanna and Jenny Neyman, of Soldotna, went for an afternoon ski on the Harding Ice Field when a blizzard struck. After their tent was destroyed, they survived four hypothermic days buried in a hand-dug snow cave with little food, only body heat to melt water and constantly deepening snow above them.

Spoiler alert: They survived. Come hear how at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Excerpts of their talk will be posted here.

Joseph Robertia

Kasilof residents Joseph and Colleen Robertia talked about taking their 3-year-old daughter and teenage foreign exchange student to explore the wilds of Cuba and Belize.