Episode 052 – Byron Hartzler | Outdoorsman & Co-creator of Myanmar Adventure Outfitters


Byron Hartzler is a seasoned outdoorsman and a co-creator of Myanmar Adventure Outfitters.

Listen to his journey from growing up in a picturesque farm in Canada and working with non-profit organizations while living around the world, to now using adventure sports and cultural encounters to offer development opportunities for local communities in and around Lashio, northeastern Myanmar.

Between homeschooling his kids along with wife Eileen and catching up with village chiefs, expect to find him exploring new routes and trails across the Shan wilderness.

Myanmar Adventure Outfitters is a passion project of Byron & Eileen Hartzler, who encourage you to explore remote reaches of the Shan state through their custom-designed small group excursions.

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Photo by Josiah William Gordon
Photo by Josiah William Gordon

Sign up to admire the pristine natural beauty and immerse yourselves in the diverse cultural experiences of the region.

Go hiking amid rice paddies, plantations, and woodlands, cool off in waterfalls and rivers, try stand up paddleboarding on tranquil lakes, and navigate dirt trails on mountain bikes and dirt bikes. 

Gazing at the starlit sky, rest for the night in traditional houses at quaint Shan villages.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Adventure Travel & Trade Association
Alex
Annie
Andrina
Anja
Around the bend – itis
Bagan
Banko
Behind The Leaf
Bike World, Yangon
Canadian Rockies
Carstairs
Dark Horse Falls
Dinadi
Eden
Gothet
Hsipaw
Inle
Japme
Jochen Meissner
Kaemp 8848
Kalaw
Kunming
LSO Local
Lashio
Linh Mae
Mandalay Freeriders
Myanmar Responsible Tourism Award
Myanmar Tea Leaf Salad
NayPyiTaw
Nene
One Child Policy
Paddleboarding
Preston Thiessen
Pu’erh
Purnaa
Pyin Oo Lwin
Run BKK
Run DMC
Sherpa Adventure Gear
Sonne International
The Local Project
Train from Mandalay to Lashio
Tyler
Uncharted Horizons
Yunnan

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Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8
Music by Nordgroove from Fugue

Episode background tunes courtesy of YouTube Audio Library
Searching in the Mountains by Au.Ra
Sunrise Drive
by South London HiFi

All photographs by Myanmar Adventure Outfitters, unless otherwise stated

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