Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Steve Fossett

On my KMOX show this afternoon, I talked with Steve Fossett, the extreme sports-adventurer who has set 115 world records, including the first solo round-the-world balloon flight in 2002 and the first solo round-the-world by airplane flight in 2005 -- clearly, this guy has a little more testosterone than I do.

I asked him about having to avoid flying over countries that are a little hostile towards Americans, how he went to the bathroom and how he slept on these multi-day solo voyages, and how he manages to steer a hot air balloon in the first place.

He also told an interesting story about the Iditarod dog-sled race and former President Bill Clinton. Listen to the conversation here.

Fossett's autobiography is "Chasing The Wind."