027: Jeff Weidman- Transforming lives of under served youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions.

August 22, 2017

Jeff and I talk about first exposure to the outdoors, his retail and repping career and the great activities provided by Big City Mountaineers.

Show Notes

First Exposure to the Outdoors

“I grew up in a really rural environment there weren't  a lot of a lot of people around. There were a lot of woods and stuff to hike in and I was really fortunate. There were almost 40 kilometres of Nordic trails right off my pond and there was a small Alpine area that joined those trails right across the valley. So it was really easy to stay busy all winter. Growing up you either played hockey or went skiing and I opted for skiing which was a smart  as I still have all my teeth.”

Things we talked about

The Boundary Waters

Lake Vermillion

Big City Mountaineers Camp on the Pike River



Lou Whitaker

Tyrol Ski and Sports


Columbia Sportswear

Johnson Camping

Fox River

Doug Robinson

Bill Kaplan

Rutabaga Paddle Sports

Big City Mountaineers

Jim Current

American Hiking Society

American Trails Association



Skip Yowell


Gander Mountain

Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy

Larry Harrison

Advice, tips

pick a place to start, repping, retail there are a lot of options

be prepared work you way up

find a mentor

Other Outdoor Activities

paddle, sail, bicycle, nordic skiing

Favorite Books

The Hippies Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder by Skip Yowell

Best Gear Purchase under $100

Dragons Fire- Piragis Outdoors

Apps, Tools, Podcasts

Dirtbag Diaries

Connect with Jeff

Jeff Weidman on Linkedin


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