Stories From the Trail Episode 7 – Keith Foskett High and Low
Keith Foskett, a.k.a. “Fozzie”, is a well traveled long distance hiker, a bestselling author, dog lover, and maple syrup connoisseur. In this episode, Keith joins us from his home in London to talk about his recent hike across Scotland, learning to deal with depression, life as a self published author, British TV and so much more. Zach Davis joins Keith, Megan and me in the studio for what turned out to be an unforgettable time.
It’s been a busy month for the show. In case you missed it, we released two episodes this week. Go back and check out the first in our series from the 2018 AT Kickoff. (More from that coming soon too!) Also, this weekend, we’re finally taking Daniel on that overnight backpacking trip we talked about earlier. That’s sure to be a good time too. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, consider checking out Keith’s new book, High and Low, available now.
Keith Foskett refused to let his dark mood define his limitations. Unknowingly suffering with depression, he took to hiking the wilds of Scotland to face the inner demons that threatened to gnaw him to the bone. From the craggy Highlands of the Cape Wrath Trail and West Highland Way, to the canals criss-crossing the low country, 600 miles of unforgiving hiking terrain called his name.
Keith repositioned his compass to what really matters in life. As laughter became his travelling companion, he discovered that when dealing with emotional baggage, it’s best to pack light. Pushing his mind and body past breaking point, his journey could set a brave new course for coping with depression.
Battling ferocious weather, the ubiquitous Scottish midge, strange-sounding local delicacies and substandard TV sets, this is one man’s battle to conquer the wilds of Scotland, and his own psychological demons.
Things from the show:
- Port Clinton Fire Company
- That Weirdo Announcer Voice Accent
- The Fawlty Towers Mouse
- Learn more about Keith Foskett
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