Welcome to the school of the forest podcast.
This week we’re joined by a really exciting guest, Bob Henderson. I was a little starstruck during this conversation, as Bob’s work was crucial in creating the Friluftsliv year long program, and remains a huge influence on my guiding style, philosophy about experiential education and approach to spending time in the outdoors. You can listen to the episode here, or wherever you usually get your podcasts
Bob is a writer, guide and outdoor educator, and his joy and passion for the natural world is hard to miss in the excitement he brought to our conversation. Bob is the Editor and author of “Nature First; Outdoor Life The Friluftsliv Way”. This book is one of the cornerstones of my career and style as a guide and educator, and getting the chance to pick Bob’s brain about how he discovered friluftsliv and how it shaped his approach to guiding and “building an ambiance” for trips was an absolute pleasure. In this episode we talk about what friluftsliv is, how Bob discovered the concept and how well it meshed with the style he’d already started to build as a young guide and educator.
This is the first of three episodes that came of my conversation with Bob, so be sure to stay tuned for the other two episodes, where we chat about Arne Naess’ Anti Expedition in Nepal, how we’ve seen the philosophy of friluftlsiv create change in students, and a whole lot more.
Nature First; Outdoor Life The Friluftsliv Way (This Link is For Amazon, you can also contact Bob directly to order a copy if Amazon isn’t for you)