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A podcast produced/hosted by Ashley Saupe, and supported by the American Alpine Club aimed at minimizing future outdoor accidents by way of story telling. Real people sharing real stories.
"Play Hard and Be Smart"
www.thesharpendpodcast.com

the Sharp End Podcast the Sharp End Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

A podcast produced/hosted by Ashley Saupe, and supported by the American Alpine Club aimed at minimizing future outdoor accidents by way of story telling. Real people sharing real stories.
"Play Hard and Be Smart"
www.thesharpendpodcast.com

    Caught In A Storm On The Second Pitch (Episode 68)

    Caught In A Storm On The Second Pitch (Episode 68)

    In late July 2016, Ed and three other climbers in his group were caught in a sudden storm on top of 180 foot, two pitch climb called ”Waves" in the Black Hills behind Rushmore. With estimated 50 mph winds, a dangerous plunging temperature, and golf-ball-sized hail, getting off the climb was a test of experience, concentration, and teamwork. Listen to the end of this episode to hear Desert Mountain Medicine’s Program Director Morgan Matthews (RN, CEN, WFR) talk about why Hypothermia is no joke.

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and backed by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie and Desert Mountain Medicine.

    Get 10% off Rocky Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND.
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    • 38 min
    Finding Her Edge On Ellingwood Ridge (Ep. 67)

    Finding Her Edge On Ellingwood Ridge (Ep. 67)

    On June 26th, 2021, Tori and a few of her friends were feeling strong and decided to climb Ellingwood Ridge on La Plata in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness in Colorado. The weather was forecasting classic Rocky Mountain afternoon thunderstorms so they got an early start. Knowing that this route was well in their ability level, they decided to go light and fast. Tune in to episode 67 to hear Tori tell her story of finding her edge on Ellingwood Ridge.

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and backed by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie and Desert Mountain Medicine.

    Get 10% off Rocky Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

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    • 36 min
    Broken Neck On Mt Rae (Ep. 66)

    Broken Neck On Mt Rae (Ep. 66)

    Four friends set off to climb Mount Rae. A 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement in Alberta, Canada that features a beautiful forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. On the descent, one women slipped and fell and wasn’t able to self arrest in the snow. Ultimately, she pressed the SOS on her Garmin InReach and what ensued was a heroic heli rescue. Listen in to all four perspectives of this accident. Two of the women who were there, the rescuer and even the heli pilot all share their perspective from the day Vi broke her neck.

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and backed by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie, Garmin, and Desert Mountain Medicine.

    Get 10% off Rocky Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

    Become a Patreon: patreon.com/thesharpendpodcast!
    Buy a Sharp End top: https://www.bonfire.com/sharp-end-tops/
    Buy me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thesharpend
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    • 58 min
    Stormed off Mount Bierstadt, a Colorado Fourteener (Ep. 65)

    Stormed off Mount Bierstadt, a Colorado Fourteener (Ep. 65)

    Matt and Trevor had plenty of experience hiking 14ers in Colorado, so when Matt's Dad was in Colorado visiting they decided to take him up Mt. Bierstadt so he could check off his first 14er to celebrate turning 70. On May 8, 2021 the group was nearing the top when weather changed dramatically from what the forecast had informed them of earlier. They suddenly found themselves (along with another group of hikers) caught in a lightning storm with extremely low visibility and rapidly dropping temperatures.

    We all will inevitably be faced with unexpected situations in the backcountry that require us to make decisions on the fly as a group. These situations require the use of that extra gear we keep with us "just in case.” In this episode, find out why Trevor and Matt learned the importance of planning for unpredictability and for planning for overnights.

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and backed by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie, Garmin, and Desert Mountain Medicine. This episode was edited by Podboarder.

    Get 10% off Rocky Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

    Become a Patreon: patreon.com/thesharpendpodcast!
    Buy a Sharp End top: https://www.bonfire.com/sharp-end-tops/
    Buy me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thesharpend
    Poke around my shiny NEW website: www.thesharpendpodcast.com

    • 52 min
    Strathcona Park Heli Rescue (Episode 64)

    Strathcona Park Heli Rescue (Episode 64)

    Jes Scott and Erica Ellefsen set out to travel 80km from Mt. Washington to Flower Ridge over eight days. Their goal was to climb eight of Strathcona Park’s tallest and most remote mountains. Strathcona Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, and the largest on Vancouver Island. They wanted a trip that was physically demanding but less scary than their usual mountaineering trips. Listen in to this episode to hear what went wrong during their traverse and how their Garmin InReach device was the tool they needed to get rescued.

    You can read more about this accident on Jes’s personal blog: https://webelongoutside.com/2020/08/a-long-traverse-in-strathcona-park-where-many-things-go-wrong/

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and backed by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie, Garmin, Wilderness Medicine Reference App and Desert Mountain Medicine.

    Sign up to win the Garmin InReach Mini on Instagram by tagging a friend AND sharing one thing you learned from this episode. I will do the drawing May 15th. Good luck!

    Get 10% off Rockie Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

    Become a Patreon: patreon.com/thesharpendpodcast!
    Buy a Sharp End top: https://www.bonfire.com/sharp-end-tops/
    Buy me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thesharpend
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    • 39 min
    Epic On Mt Whitney (Ep 63)

    Epic On Mt Whitney (Ep 63)

    Jean and Ken summited Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental US, on what they thought would be their last day of the trip. On the summit they were caught in a severe snow and lightning storm. Using their ice axes, they began to descend via the north face in full self-arrest position.

    Ken fell 800 feet down the mountain while Jean, not knowing his fate, continued down slowly and methodically towards him. Then, at one point during her descent, Jean fell 165 feet bouncing on rocks through a cliff band enduring massive trauma to her body.

    Listen to this episode to hear a story of extreme grit, tenacity and survival.

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and supported by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie and Desert Mountain Medicine.

    Buy Jean’s book at https://www.jeanmuenchrath.com

    Get 10% off Rockie Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

    Become a Patreon: patreon.com/thesharpendpodcast
    Buy a Sharp End top: https://www.bonfire.com/sharp-end-tops/
    Buy me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thesharpend
    Poke around my shiny NEW website: www.thesharpendpodcast.com

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

CharmAsher ,

Engaging and informative

Superb podcast!

John C Spring ,

Priceless information, the essential climbing podcast.

A great podcast. As a climber who works in an industry that is geared towards risk reduction (offshore oil production) I really appreciate the presentation and lesson learned.

Each episode gives the climbing community critically important lessons that may, and will, raise the awareness of our decision making functionality and limitations.
The podcast most definitely contributes to a safer pursuit of the activity we all love.
For me it’s now being very much aware of fatigue, shortcuts and time pressures. Thanks Ashely this is an outstanding effort and thank you to all the contributors.

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Simply the Best

A fantastic and awe-inspiring podcast.

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