Who can forget Didier Berthod from his attempts on Cobra Crack in 2007's smash video, First Ascent. The Swiss-born crack maestro's life sure has taken some turns since then. Find out all.
Al Burgess reads wild stories of 1980s alpinism and all that that world entailed - fighting for your life and passing into death.
Adventure boulderer Ruby Petch is one of the driving forces of the development of North Devon. By hiking pads, figuring tides, checking coves and sniffing out nooks Ruby and her small band of pad pirates have carried the proud Devon torch into new areas.
Hear her crack here.
The world's best climber? Hell yeah! Adam Ondra gives us a tale of childhood, grades, Dawn Wall, comps and choss. Get in!
In part 2 of Dean’s interview we chat about the Stonemasters’ reincarnation, the Stone Monkeys, who brought their heart and soul to Yosemite’s walls in the 1990s, and most particularly, Dean Potter.
Dean Fidelman’s photographs captured the wild characters of the Stonemasters as they revolutionized the climbing of Southern California in the 1970s. John Long, John Bacher, Lynn Hill, John Yablonski and Dale Bard all sparkle in his stunning black and white images. Hear all about it in part 1 of Dean’s interview.
She's ony 22 and she's already ticked many of the best 8as and 8bs in Yorkshire and has done 8b+ and Kilnsey, And she's a right laugh. Check out Anna Wild!
The Burgess twins were a legendary force in the mountaineering world of the 1970s and 80s. Al and his brother Adrian smashed full-force into the rollicking world of alpinism and high altitude, high attitude mountaineering. Full value crack, guaranteed.
Niall Grimes introduces top Himalayan climber of the 70s, 80s andf 90s, Al Burgess.
She's the ultimate Little Person! She's the Little Pearson! She's Liv Pearson. South-Wales-based LP it a climbing nut and a bright star in the SW bouldering scene. Let's hear her crack!
The young Scot owns the strongest fingers in the game and he has pointed them at many of the UK’s hardest routes, and they have quivered before his might. In this podcast we chat early days, Malcolm Smith, Adam Ondra, Burden of Dreams, Excalibur, his diet and much much more. Much fun!
A reading of the classic caving story, The Honour of Being Human, about the tragic death of Neil Moss. Read by Anna Paxton.
Llanberis local and climbing lifer Charlie Torrance talks about a terrible car accident and the months of recovery that have followed.
Gunshot say rewind, spin say the man forward, You want more Cubby you got more Cubby. More Brat, more ice, more Malc, more everything!
Brian Hall lived through one of the most exciting and deadly eras of Himalayan exploration during the 1970s and 80s. In his new book, High Risk, he reflects on the many friends he lost to this deadly game and seeks to hear the wisdom to be learned from these lives lived and lost.
Ben Moon pushed climbing to new levels in the 1980s and 90s. He spearheaded sport climbing, training, and bouldering and was the defining image of our sport through his climbs, look and attitude. Hear all about it.
The past 15 years have seen Dave Bowes go on an cosmic journey which began in a terrible motorcycle accident. This led to Dave's brain becoming scrambled and then, through his journey in drugs, becoming unscrambled. Tune in!
Top Scottish climber od the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Cubby pushed the standards in trad, sport and ice, including the UK's first 8a, with Requiem. The dude. This is hours of fun, this one.
She's only small, but she's great crack. Comp beast, trad-tinkler, climbing coach with lots of horse-power. Join us for a beer and a chat. Turns out she's a better climber than I had realised.
The Steven Spielberg of climbing looning, filmmaking fun freak, North Wales-based, Orme-loving, injured climbing lifer, Chris Doyle chats to Niall Grimes under a burned-out boulder problem.
Portugese-born, 22-year-old Teresa tells us how climbing looks like from where she is sat, under a tree in Sheffield on a sunny Thursday. More tea, vicar?
A super conversation with Zofia Reych, author of a forthcoming book, Born to Climb. We talk about her book, also about Fontainebleau, her Women's Bouldering Festival, the pandemic, autism and being gender queer. It's laugh-a-minute stuff!
Jerry Moffatt was widely considered to be the best climber in the world during his epic career spanning from the 1980s to the early 2000s. With hard first ascents and quick repeats on sport and trad and bouldering all round the globe, to epic soloing and competition success. Here hear some of his tales.