In part 2 we hear about Leo’s attempt to push standards and adventure on El Cap, breathtaking stories of wingsuit flying, racing Jeremy Clarkson, then taking his skills to the arctic wilderness and finally bringing it closer to home.
Leo Houlding is one of the finest and boldest rock climbers Britain has produced. In this first of a two-part interview we follow his journey from early Gritstone and wild Welsh forays onto the huge canvas of Yosemite’s El Capitan. Stunning.
Chris Bonington’s name is synonymous with high altitude mountaineering the world over and he led the charge into the extreme during the sport’s most ambitious years. Alongside a successful and visionary career in the Himalayan giants from the 1960s through to the 1980s, CB communicated our sport to the armchair audience via his books and presentations. Hear all about his highlife.
Russ Clune has been more places, met more people and climbed more climbs than most of us put together. Hear this Gunks legend tell us about decades of climbing fun around the world, how things used to be and how things have changed. Old school guaranteed!
YouTuber, influencer and all-time trad slab moose Anna Hazelnutt takes us behind the scenes of video creation and climbing-wall superstardom. Legend.
Two stories. Niall Grimes reads his own Tents Situation and Tom LeFanu read The Waiting Game. Enjoy xx
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.
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!
A reading of the classic caving story, The Honour of Being Human, about the tragic death of Neil Moss. Read by Anna Paxton.
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.
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?