The Mountain People Podcast delivers the most inspirational stories from our athletes and our community, straight to your device. Hosted by British mountain guide and elite alpinist Andy Cave
Angus Kille: Mind Control. From Nesscliffe to Yosemite, via The Indian Face
Angus Kille has pushed himself in all the disciplines of rock climbing. From Shropshire sandstone, to the Indian Face on Cloggy, and big free climb adventures on El Capitan. We talk about life on a big wall, climbing partnerships and pushing yourself physically and mentally. Angus has done so much and he’s still young. Perhaps his secret is to stay in the moment and not worry too much about the outcome. He’s also very passionate about all young people being given the opportunity to discover the outdoors.
Kev Shields: A Search for Limits on Scottish Rock and Ice
Kev Shields is straight talking and funny. He understands adversity. He climbs rock and ice at a very high standard, with only one fully formed hand. Kev claims that discovering climbing changed his life and helped him deal with tough times. We chat about what drives him and whether he thinks attitudes to disabled people have really changed all that much.
Nasim Eshqi: From Iranian Kickboxing Champion to Elite Rock Climber
Former kickboxing champion Nasim Eshqi is one of Iran’s rock strongest climbers. A pioneer of new routes, we hear about the obstacles she has had to overcome, in climbing and in life. She tells us what she learned on her travels outside of Iran and explains why the liberation and energy she gets from nature is one of the her main attractions to climbing.
Julia Virat: Yosemite Multi-pitches, Solo Backcountry Adventures, the Mountain Guide pathway and more
Julia Virat is one of a handful of French women to become a Chamonix High Mountain Guide. Here she shares how she broke through barriers into an elite male dominated world, recounting tales of adventures, on skis, in a yacht and on the world’s biggest rock walls. She relives the drama of getting lost on Yosemite’s 3,000 foot El Capitan. Solo. In the dark. And admits, that in this case, her mum had the best advice.