Richard Wiese has traveled to all 7 continents. He’s tagged jaguars in the Yucatan, achieved the first ascent of an unclimbed Alaskan mountain, discovered 29 new life forms on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and cross-country skied to the North Pole.
Not surprisingly, he’s a 2-time president of the international Explorers Club. And he was host and executive producer of “Born to Explore,” the PBS and ABC-TV series, which was produced right here on Main Street.
The other day, he traveled all the way from his Weston home to the Westport Library, for an “06880” podcast. We explored everything, from where he’s gone, why he goes there, what’s the allure of adventure travel (a good friend was one of the 5 people lost in the Titan submersible tragedy this summer), and the “hidden gems” of our own towns.
Click below for a very adventurous half hour.