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No rules. Just long form conversation about topics that interest us. Warning: we don't talk that much about climbing.

The Curious Climber Podcast: Chatting with Hazel and Mina Mina and Hazel

    • Fantasy Sports

No rules. Just long form conversation about topics that interest us. Warning: we don't talk that much about climbing.

    Gilly McArthur: Cold water swimming, don't say the C word

    Gilly McArthur: Cold water swimming, don't say the C word

    In this episode, Mina talks to Gilly McArthur, a life long climber, who has in recent years found a love for cold-water swimming. Gilly swam every day in January in the lakes and tarns of the UK to raise money for Mind Charity. In this episode we talk about the physiological and psychological experiences and benefits of cold-water swimming, parallels to climbing, mental health and mindfulness, performance vs. non-striving, body image and much more.
    Links:
    RED January giving page
    Gilly's Instagram
    Floe State film

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Nikki Smith - 'Dancing Saved My Life'

    Nikki Smith - 'Dancing Saved My Life'

    In this episode Hazel talks to Nikki Smith about:
    - climbing on rock and ice near to home and further away
    - first ascents 
    - travel 
    - photography 
    - her experiences coming out, transitioning and becoming herself
    - social media and the problem of privacy  
    - doing better as a community
    Niki is an ambassador for Mountain Hardware, REI, Scarpa, Grivel, Beal and Bronwen Jewelry 
    If you are a trans person and you're struggling, here are some resources that may help: 
    UK:
    www.transunite.co.uk 
    www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
    www.glaad.org/transgender/resources
    USA and Canada
    www.thetrevorproject.org
    www.translifeline.org/hotline

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Nina Williams: A Baller at Height

    Nina Williams: A Baller at Height

    In this episode Mina talks to US-based climber Nina Williams. Nina is well known for her ascents of highball boulder problems such as Evolution Direct (V11), Ambrosia (V11) and the absolutely massive Too Big to Flail (V10) as well as many other hard boulders up to V13. They discuss a bunch of interesting things including Nina's brave Rock and Ice Article published a few years ago where she talked about her experience of cheating as a young climber, her process with highballs, her attitudes around danger and risk, thoughts on the notion of the first female ascent and how she has found her recent transition back to studying and the necessary adjustment to her climbing and identity.

    • 50 min
    Beth: She did her best

    Beth: She did her best

    In this episode Hazel talks to professional climber Beth Rodden about: - looking back; what she'd do differently  - body image and eating disorders  - achievement versus learning  - happiness versus success  - compatibility of good health and high performance  - social media, including ethics of sharing stuff about her boy  - motherhood  - her book that she's writing at the moment - the responsibility she feels to be honest and vulnerable in her writing and speaking

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Chatting with Hazel and Mina, what's all this about?

    Chatting with Hazel and Mina, what's all this about?

    What's this podcast shizzle about? Who are we? Why are we doing it? What kind conversations will be on it? How are we doing it? When will episodes come out? 

    A somewhat haphazard into to our podcast plans. Stay tuned for the first proper episode soon (ish).

    • 2 min

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