Susan Purvis Interviews and In the News

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Susan Purvis has been a guest speaker on a variety of media outlets including CNN, the Explorers Club, Smithsonian, Discovery, The BBC and many more.  She speaks on a variety of subjects from K9 search and rescue to avalanche safety and finding yourself when you’re lost. Please email Susan if you’re interested in an interview. She is often a guest writer, too and welcomes the opportunity to write for your magazine or blog.

Expedition Medicine: From the Hottest, Coldest, and Highest places by Susan Purvis.

Susan Purvis saves lives and teaches others to do the same. GOWME, a global organization forum for wilderness medicine education invites Susan to discuss her years working as a wilderness medicine specialist. Susan highlights her start in medicine, her work as a search and rescue K9 handler, an educator teaching the Sherpa and African people on Mt Everest and Kilimanjaro, and working as a medic in the highest, coldest, and hottest places on the planet.

“Susan Purvis’s talk was on the best we’ve had on our program. It was the perfect mix of adventure stories and medicine.” –GOWME organizers 

Susan Purvis, the lost expert discusses 5 stages of ‘Lostness’ in your life how to get back on path.

Where Kindness Lives Podcast host interviews Susan Purvis.  Join host Jennie Sager, Global Head of Brand and Managing Director at Nextdoor as she interviews Susan Purvis about life as an author, educator, and explorer.  

Susan discusses how to recognize ‘lostness’ and how get back on your path. “It doesn’t matter if you are off the path in the woods, in a marriage, in health, a business, a relationship. It all looks the same.”

CNN Interviews Susan Purvis, author of Go Find about caring for K9’s in extreme conditions.

Susan Purvis, K9 avalanche handler sits down with CNN. She discusses the pros and cons of K9 winter wear and how to keep your safe from the elements and common winter hazards.

Watch the session called “The Disappeared” at 03:24:20 in the video, with guest Susan Purvis

The Explorers Club, Pathfinders: Women of the Explorers Club.

4o Years of Women Explorers.

The Pathfinders symposium, co-chaired by Milbry Polk & Elizabeth Weidner alongside Honorary Chair Faanya Rose, is the culmination of a year-long effort highlighting incredible women in exploration – past, present, and future. This two-day symposium features 10 panels highlighting the work and achievements of Explorers Club women carving the path in exploration and discovery.

CNN: Susan Purvis discusses how K9’s find scent in the search for Brian Laundrie.

CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield interviews Susan Purvis.

Ever wonder how search and rescue dogs find the missing? Susan shares the science behind how dogs use their noses to track humans who are lost, or in the case of Brian Laundrie—evading the FBI.

 Colorado Public Television


Avalanche search and rescue dogs to the rescue. Susan Purvis and her favorite K9 handlers explains how avalanche dogs are trained to find humans buried in avalanches.  5 minutes.


The Purina Avalanche Dog Challenge in Vail Colorado!

Susan and Tasha vie for Top Dog.

The stakes are high when it comes to avalanche burial in the mountains of Colorado.

Watch search and rescue avalanche dogs at work.

Susan teaches us to pay attention to the subtleties.

I lived at 9,500 feet. My job was to go find the missing or the deceased with my canine. Part of working with a search and rescue canine is paying attention to the subtleties, the wind on your face, in the trees, on the ground. All of these elements either make a dog team successful—or not.

Wilderness medicine specialist Susan Purvis deploys to Antarctica to recover Lidia, a DC-3 airplane.

Wilderness Medicine at the coldest place on earth.  

New York Times Tiney Love Stories Susan Purvis

New York Times: Tiny Love Stories

“I Didn’t Run,” written by Susan Purvis

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Men’s Journal Magazine

“Meet This Winter’s Newest (and Cutest) Avalanche Rescue Pups.” 


Ageist Magazine

“Susan Purvis, 58: Ready for Action”

Catherine Dold

Smithsonian Magazine

For Rescue Dogs “Nothing’s Better Than a Live Find.” Meet Tasha, Susan’s puppy who takes her first test toward certification.

Montanan Magazine

Lost and Found. Susan Purvis recovers the fatal and finds herself.


Susan Purvis Outdoor Adventure Keynote Speaker

Westward, Denver’s independent source of local news and culture

Author Susan Purvis Finds Herself With a Dog, Writing and “Go Find.” 

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Sarah Aronson interviews Susan Purvis about her rebellious, independent black Lab, Tasha. 

Susan Purvis in her third act.

Helping others find the denial in their own lives.

‘Marquette–born filmmaker and author Susan Purvis returned to her hometown on Saturday, to give a presentation on her bestselling memoir, and how it can help people who are lost in any aspect in life.

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“Cadaver Dogs—The Nose Knows.” by Debbie Burke

  • Gruesome warning – The following contains graphic details about cadavers.
Leading Steep Podcast, by Barry Kruse

What is it like to be an adventure guide and wilderness medicine expert in some of the most remote places on the plant. 

The Avalanche Hour Podcast

 An interview with Susan Purvis about navigating the business of search and rescue.

406 Magazine

“Go Find; More Than Mere Dog Command.”



Donna Seebo Show

Donna asks Susan some hard questions about canine search and rescue dogs and the stress that goes along with the job.

The Audio Speakeasy

Learn the art of audio narration. Author Susan Purvis shares her journey in Blackstone’s NYC studio.


Crested Butte Magazine

“Search and Rescue: Dive into the competitive and ego-driven world of heroes and wannabe heroes.”

Outside by Design Podcast

“Empowering People” with guest Susan Purvis.

 Mindful Leadership Podcast

Susan Purvis shares her wisdom about the power of living simply during Covid times.


The Avalanche Review

Features Susan Purvis “Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost—and Myself.”

Brave Healer Productions.

Laura Di Franco interviews Susan Purvis to help us understand if it’s the lunchtime burrito bothering us, or something more serious. 

Making it work in Montana.

Susan Purvis shares her secret to living her best life in Montana.

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