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Since 2002 Alpinist has striven to push creative boundaries with everything we do, from award-winning climbing journalism and creative writing to photography and art. Now, with the Alpinist podcast, we aim to extend our conversations with climbers and community members into interviews and oral histories that will entertain and educate our listeners with everything from dramatic and humorous adventure tales to in-depth discussions of the most significant issues in the climbing world today. More at alpinist.com/podcast
||ExplicitThe Vertial Humor of Tami Knight||Since she first offered to waltz around on stilts in a purple leotard at the 2002 Summer Outdoor Retailer, brandishing Issue 0 of Alpinist, author and illustrator Tami Knight has been a friend of the magazine. Over the years, her contributions have...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFire in the South Platte||In June 2002, a wildfire erupted about 100 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado. What became known as the Hayman Fire burned for over a month, resulting in the death of six people. The fire blazed through nearly 140,000 acres—at the time, the largest..||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimbing Doesn't Change You: Kathy Karlo||“We all have emotions that eventually bring us to self-awareness, if we let them. Beneath every curmudgeonly old soul is the ability to share a passion and appreciate something that makes us feel deeply…. It’s true—climbing does not change...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Few Seconds: Whitney Clark||“Mountains strip us layer by layer until our core is exposed, raw and vulnerable.” Whitney Clark is a professional climber who has established several alpine routes around the globe. She also spends a lot of time thinking about how to balance risk..||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSisnaajini: Stories from White Shell Mountain||In this episode, Gabriel Ellison-Scowcroft shares a story about a winter attempt of Sisnaajini (Blanca Peak) with Len Necefer, the founder of Natives Outdoors, and pro skier Brody Leven. Along the way, the climbers learn more about the Indigenous...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThreshold Shift: Nick Bullock||In 2003 Nick Bullock quit his steady job as an instructor in the Prison Service to climb and write full-time. His 2016 ascent of Nyainqentanglha Southeast (7046m) in Tibet with Paul Ramsden won the climbers a Piolet d’Or the following year. In this...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Adventure Gap: James Edward Mills||“If someone is raised to spend time in the outdoors it will be something that they do without question; they won’t wonder whether or not it’s something that they’re supposed to do based on their ethnic or racial identity or how they go through..||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAvailable Light: Jimmy Chin||After he graduated from college in 1996, Jimmy Chin hit the road, planning to climb and ski for a year before heading to grad school. Twenty-two years later, he’s still adventuring in the mountains. In this episode, we discuss Chin’s life growing...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt of Freedom: Bernadette McDonald and Voytek Kurtyka||Perhaps no other writer has explored Cold War and post-Soviet era mountaineering more than Bernadette McDonald has. In this episode, Bernadette McDonald discusses her award-winning book, Art of Freedom, a biography of Voytek Kurtyka, one of the most...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStillness and Storms: Mayan Smith-Gobat||In 2002, Mayan Smith-Gobat was in a ski accident and broke her jaw and both feet. Within a few weeks, she turned her focus to climbing and began training while her feet were still in casts. Nine years later, she became the second woman ever to free...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn the Bear's Lodge: Voices from Devils Tower||Many climbers observe the voluntary climbing ban at Bear Lodge (Devils Tower) in Wyoming during the month of June as their way to show respect for local Native American cultures. In this episode, journalist Nick Mott discusses the voluntary closure...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Climbers: Jim Herrington and Fred Beckey||In the 1990s, after more than a decade of climbing in the Sierra Nevada, Jim Herrington embarked on a journey to photograph some of the most formidable mountaineers of the past generation. In this episode, rock-and-roll photographer Herrington...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMountaineering and Climate Change||At altitude, many mountain communities are already experiencing the severe consequences of climate change. Climbers have reported witnessing the effects of warming temperatures as well, from receding glaciers to increasing rockfall. In this episode,...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeath and Climbing, Part 2||Author and mountaineer David Roberts reads his essay "Death and Climbing," which first appeared in the winter 2016 issue of Alpinist.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDeath and Climbing: David Roberts||By 1965, at age 22, David Roberts had witnessed three fatal accidents in the mountains. Over 50 years since, Roberts has explored in writing what makes climbing worth the risk. In this episode, Roberts discusses an article he wrote for Alpinist 56, in..||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond: Conrad Anker||In November 2016, while attempting the unclimbed Lunag Ri (6907m) with David Lama, Conrad Anker suffered a heart attack and had to descend from the climb to be evacuated by helicopter from advanced base camp. In this episode, Anker recalls the event...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMountain Lit - Tommy Caldwell and Bree Loewen||Why does story telling seem so essential to the climbing life? In this episode, we interview two climbers—Tommy Caldwell, whose recent book The Push traces his life from diapers to the Dawn Wall, and Bree Loewen, the author of Found: A Life in...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great start to the season
Excellent so far.
Chat w/ the philosopher-climber
Thoughtful second interview with Conrad Anker. Alpinist podcast is off to a great start!
Thoughtful and well done!