What do you get when you pursue adventure in your life with abandon to push to the edge of growth? Rob Angst knows….peace. This is such a cool conversation. Rob has through hiked the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) and spent many other long days and weeks on adventure in other spaces around the world. His accomplishments are beyond impressive, but I think I learned more hearing about the one trail that he has not been able to conquer while pursuing the Triple Crown (AT, PCT, CDT), the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).
Rob has an ability to brutally assess what he wants and needs, both when he is ready to start a new adventure as well as when it is time to pull the plug. He has a high ability to constantly answer the question of ‘Why’. He has chased different adventures by being present in whatever space he’s in and experiencing life through all the senses. He has a constant pursuit to expand himself and stretch his preconceived limits.
This conversation challenged me in all the good ways. Rob is a bit more explicit with his words than my previous guests, so consider yourself warned, but I think it is completely fitting as he describes the rough edges of how life really works. It’s never pretty and it’s never clean but man, what a journey.