30 episodes

Sharing stories from a diverse range of people who have something to do with mountain life.

The mountains have a strong pull for many people. Everyone has their own story of how they come to live in the mountains or choose to escape to the mountains casually. Some people are born in the mountains and do not know any other way of life, others come from big cities, boring flat lands and everything in-between. There are some pretty awesome people out in these places.

The Mountain Cosmos Rouchelle Gilmore

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Sharing stories from a diverse range of people who have something to do with mountain life.

The mountains have a strong pull for many people. Everyone has their own story of how they come to live in the mountains or choose to escape to the mountains casually. Some people are born in the mountains and do not know any other way of life, others come from big cities, boring flat lands and everything in-between. There are some pretty awesome people out in these places.

    Helping Form Snowboarding In Australia - Peter Rob-O

    Helping Form Snowboarding In Australia - Peter Rob-O

    After reading out the story 'Why Don't You Come Over?' from Snowboarders Edge -The Magazine For Shredders , in an earlier episode the writer Peter Rob-O got in contact. Sparking an episode about early days snowboarding in Australia and around the world. As well as skiing. Some surprising and colourful stories in there, of travels, early days in the Australian ski resorts, North American experiences, freestyle skiing, surf culture, innovation and the attitude towards snowboarding in the early days.

    The influences in bringing snowboarding to the mainstream.

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    This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

    • 49 min
    Two Time Winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim - Ski-Cross & Training As A Lifestyle

    Two Time Winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim - Ski-Cross & Training As A Lifestyle

    Sami Kennedy-Sim, is a 2 time Winter Olympian for Australia having competed in ski-cross in the 2014 Sochi and 2018 PyeongChang games. We chat about a lot of things from skiing as a kid to life as an athlete, Sami's stroke, going to Olympic Games, women in sport and in general what life is like at the moment. As everyone knows 2020 is a bit of a hectic year.

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    This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

    • 51 min
    SnowsBest Founder Miss Snow It All - Life In Snow Media - Rachael Oakes-Ash

    SnowsBest Founder Miss Snow It All - Life In Snow Media - Rachael Oakes-Ash

    The story of how Rachael Oakes-Ash became Miss Snow It All, which lead to starting SnowsBest.com. From being a long time travel and lifestyle journalist turned ski writer. But like any journey there is more to the story than just starting a website reporting on snow life. SnowsBest is the number 1 snow website in Australia.

    Though this chat covers a lot of topics including:

    • Rachael's journey as a skier.
    • The #showusdagirls movement she started in 2018.
    • Some observations on how the ski industry has changed since she started in the industry.
    • How the Covid-19 situation has been affecting her and SnowsBest.
    • Organising fundraising for the Australian Bush fires earlier in 2020.And a lot more stories...

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    • Miss Snow It All - Instagram
    • Website - snowsbest.com

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    This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

    • 56 min
    RETRO READS - Snowboarders Edge - Why Don't You Come Over?

    RETRO READS - Snowboarders Edge - Why Don't You Come Over?

    The Magazine For Shredders - Snowboarders Edge, a historical snapshot of early snowboarding. The snowboarding print publication was printed between 1988 and 1990, it focused on snowboarding in Australia with some overseas features.

    After receiving a package of Australian retro snowboarding treasures from Thor Prohaska, including some copies of the Snowboarders Edge magazine. Rouchelle has decided to read out older stories periodically.

    Story read out was 'Why Don't You Come Over?' and written by Peter Rob-O, from Vol. 2 Winter Edition. The article appears to be a letter to a fellow snowboarding friend who is away from the mountains.

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    This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

    • 12 min
    Embracing The Moment You Are In - Mountain Monica

    Embracing The Moment You Are In - Mountain Monica

    Mountain Monica or a.k.a Monica Fedrigo, fellow creator, blogger, and ski instructor sharing her thoughts on life. A quote pulled straight from this podcast 'how you do one thing is how you do everything' sets the tone for this chat. Monica is one of the most positive people you will hear. She shares her love for the mountains, and her all round outlook on life amongst some great stories.

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    This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

    • 45 min
    Fighting Fires Around Dinner Plain And A Passion For Mountains - Cam Walker

    Fighting Fires Around Dinner Plain And A Passion For Mountains - Cam Walker

    The Australian mountains are a magical region according to Cam Walker, he shares his connection. He has a blog called the Mountain Journal, which captures a lot of Australian mountain related topics. The Australian Backcountry Festival out of Mt Hotham, in Victoria is run by Cam. This chat also discusses some environmental issues which affect the Australian Alpine region. This leads to Cam sharing of his experiences as a volunteer firefighter for the CFA where he helped defended the fires which ripped through the alpine regions in Australia earlier in 2020. He was up at Mt Hotham defending the fires which nearly took Dinner Plain in Victoria in early January.

    Cam's love for the mountains and nature is infectious.

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    This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

    • 44 min

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