DIYS Podcast Episode 22 – Mandy Baskin. She is the founder and owner of Monticello Country Ballooning, mother of one, and is the only woman to have competed in all six years of World’s Toughest Mudder -24-hour obstacle race.
Baskin joins the podcast this week to talk about being a female Hot Air Balloon pilot and how she is one of the very few women in the industry. We chat about how one becomes a Hot Air Balloon Pilot, the process and how she went from working in the restaurant industry to becoming a pilot.
Finally, we round out the episode talking about her six years at World’s Toughest Mudder and what she has learned from each year of racing. Baskin continues to be one of the quiet competitors each year at the race. She shares her wisdom and advice for those interested in trying World’s Toughest Mudder.