Episode #22 - Exploring the Healing Nature of the Outdoors with Valley Deep Mountain High's Andrew Isherwood
For episode #22 Jason chats with outdoor instructor Andrew Isherwood about his earlier career in the miliary, the tough transition back to civilian life and how seeking an occupation in the outdoors has offered the ultimate coping mechanism.
Andrew’s own website is Valley Deep Mountain High.
See a brief summary of what was talked about and skip ahead to a section in the conversation below:
00:00 - Intro
05:01 – Andrew talks about how he ended up enlisting in the army and his experiences in combat
15:06 – Upon leaving the army, Andrew seeks a career in the outdoors
24:33 – Working with another army veteran forces Andrew to open up and deal with his own mental health struggles
29:56 – Andrew joins search and rescue and talks about what that entails
34:29 – Jason asks Andrew about why he gravitates towards helping people across his professions