The Australian climbing podcast. Chatting to the old school legends, modern day heroes and everyone else who make up our awesome community. Tune in for stories, opinions, training and nutrition info. Spreading the love.
Krystal Wright - photography, creativity, finding inspiration and social media
A totally great chat with adventure photographer Krystal Wright. She's been to 50+ countries, taken photos of just about everything, telling a stories through the image. We dig into becoming a photographer, sharing work online, finding creative inspiration, living on the road, work vs creativity, looking for new angles at familiar locations and much more.
Steve Bechtel - new book, goals, embracing new ideas and endurance training
We love Steve's ability to boil down the science to lay terms and give practical advice on how to apply it in life. To us, that’s the hallmark of a great coach.
Steve’s new book Mettle was the catalyst for this chat. The book digs into the philosophical side of climbing and those softer skills which are so easily forgotten or overshadowed by going hard on strength.
Maddy Cope - Freerider, training, headspace and menstruation
Maddy Cope is a UK climber, Lattice Training coach and self professed menstrual cycle enthusiast. We chat about her climbing, training, headspace and take a deep dive into the menstrual cycle and how you can navigate your climbing life with it.
Ollie Torr - Lattice Training
Ollie Torr is one of the founders of Lattice Training, a Sheffield based training and research company. Perhaps best known for their research and accumulation of testing data to help predict performance. In doing so, they have helped answer the big question in climbing. How strong do I need to be?
In this episode however, we don't get buried in the weeds of numbers and energy systems, rather, we dig into the real-life side of climbing. We get into mental fatigue, the benefits of having a team around you, being kind to yourself, a little about testing and much much more.
It was a total pleasure to talk with Ollie and we can't wait to catch up again.
Oceana MacKenzie - Olympic climber
We chat with Oceana about her experience climbing at the Olympic games as well as her life leading up to qualification.
Climbers' Olympics - Tom O'Halloran and Amanda Watts with John Sheridan
The climbers' Olympics! Tom O'Halloran was the first Australian male to represent Australia at the Olympics for Sport Climbing. His partner Amanda Watts helped him get there. In this episode, Tom and Amanda are joined by their good mate, John 'Sherro' Sheridan to help them tell the story from qualification to Tokyo.
Finally, an awesome Australian climbing podcast! I’m hooked! Great topics, great conversation. So cool to have a podcast where the hosts are the people actually doing the stuff - there aren’t many sports podcasts where the olympians are the ones doing the interviewing!
Frothing about climbing!!
I’m under no illusions that I will ever get up a climb that is graded with a 3 as the first number (I might be able to punch it out if it is the only number in the grade). So it is a privilege to hear from those who can do so and about a side of the sport that I’m not involved in.
The hosts Tom and Amanda are very generous to their interviewees who themselves are both interesting, engaging and kind. But through it all you can feel the flame of passion for climbing.
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