Mountain is a podcast about adventure in wild places. We tell stories about climbers and explorers, lovers and kidnappers, racers, travellers and even violinists. Hosted by Christopher Sleight.
#20 The fall, part II
Jackie Greaves survives for two nights during a big winter storm. She’s finally found by a search and rescue dog, bundled into a helicopter and flown to hospital. Jackie's safe, but then another ordeal begins.
#19 The fall, part I
February, 1994. The Cairngorms are in the grip of an Arctic storm. Alone and in a whiteout, Jackie Greaves strays out on to a cornice. Seconds later, the snow collapses into air.
#18 Where the road runs out
Bikepacking coast-to-coast across Scotland. Adventure cyclist Lee Craigie loves to ride her bike, but when the road ends and the trail begins, the ride becomes so much more than a simple journey through the landscape.
#17 In footsteps
There are days in the mountains that have you hiding behind rocks to get out of the relentless wind. Days when you tug your hood over your face to shield it from blasts of hail. Days when you think: “Where did all this begin?”
#16 A quarry full of ghosts
Even small hills have secrets. A chance discovery on a mountain walk leads to a hidden tunnel entrance and an abandoned village.
#15 The scream
Ben Nevis, February 2015. Climbers on Ben Nevis are enjoying some of the best ice conditions in decades. And then a chilling scream cuts through the mist.