Episode 56: An (Adventure) Book Club for the 21st Century

Episode 56: An (Adventure) Book Club for the 21st Century

Featuring Charlotte Austin and Shawnté Salabert

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A book is often just a jumping off point to talk about other topics we care deeply about. In this episode, we bring mountain guide and adventure writer Charlotte Austin’s Adventure Grapes Online Book Club to life. Along with Charlotte and outdoor author Shawnté Salabert, host Gale Straub discusses questions of gender roles in the outdoors and adventure narratives, as well as the outdoors’ role in mental health issues. These subjects were talked about in the context of “All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey Through Addiction and Depression” a memoir by ice climber Margo Talbot.

Learn more about Charlotte Austin and Shawnté Salabert via their portfolios and social links, after the player.


Charlotte Austin: Portfolio, Instagram, and Adventure Grapes: Online Book Club Facebook Group

and Shawnté Salabert: Portfolio, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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Charlotte and Shawnté

Charlotte in the field

Shawnté at Mount Kilamanjaro

Links/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Adventure Grapes Book Club

All That Glitters by Margo Talbot

Hiking the PCT Southern California by Shawnté Salabert

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Savage Summit by Jennifer Jordan

Annapurna by Arlene Blum

Pure Land by Annette McGivney

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman

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  1. Leidy says:

    Hi, is there a way to be part of the Adventure Grapes Book Club if you don’t have Facebook? Thanks for this episode. Really enjoyed it 🙂

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