31 episodes

Since 2002 Alpinist has striven to push creative boundaries with everything we do, from award-winning climbing journalism and creative writing to photography and art. Now, with the Alpinist podcast, we aim to extend our conversations with climbers and community members into interviews and oral histories that will entertain and educate our listeners with everything from dramatic and humorous adventure tales to in-depth discussions of the most significant issues in the climbing world today. More at alpinist.com/podcast

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    • 4.5, 125 Ratings

Since 2002 Alpinist has striven to push creative boundaries with everything we do, from award-winning climbing journalism and creative writing to photography and art. Now, with the Alpinist podcast, we aim to extend our conversations with climbers and community members into interviews and oral histories that will entertain and educate our listeners with everything from dramatic and humorous adventure tales to in-depth discussions of the most significant issues in the climbing world today. More at alpinist.com/podcast

    "All that Glitters": Margo Talbot

    "All that Glitters": Margo Talbot

    In 2011 alpinist and speaker Margo Talbot published her memoir, "All that Glitters: A Climber's Journey through Addiction and Depression." In her book, she reflects candidly on her struggles with addiction and depression, as well as how ice climbing played a role in her recovery. Deputy editor Paula Wright conducted this interview with Talbot at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in November 2019.

    [Photo] Alain Denis

    • 36 min
    Alpinist Aloud: “The Raven at the Door” by David Stevenson

    Alpinist Aloud: “The Raven at the Door” by David Stevenson

    In this Full Value story from Alpinist 60 (Winter 2017-18), David Stevenson gets caught in a storm returning from a hut trip in Alaska and suffers a heart attack, forcing him and his partner to spend a cold night in a shallow snow cave. In the aftermath he discovers a new significance to a haunting experience that happened decades earlier in his childhood home.

    Narrated by Matthew Richardson.
    Audio production by Nick Mott.

    [Illustration] Andreas Schmidt

    • 13 min
    Alpinist Aloud: “The Force of the Soul,” by James Edward Mills

    Alpinist Aloud: “The Force of the Soul,” by James Edward Mills

    In this inaugural episode of Alpinist Aloud—a podcast project in which stories from our print magazine are read out loud—James Edward Mills reads his story from Alpinist 60 (Winter 2017-18). In “The Force of the Soul,” Mills recounts the life of Hugues Beauzile, the son of a Haitian immigrant who became one of the most promising young alpinists in France before his death on the South Face of Aconcagua 1995. Produced by Alpinist magazine and Height of Land Publications. Audio production by Nick Mott.

    • 30 min
    The Lifestyler: Chris Weidner

    The Lifestyler: Chris Weidner

    Chris Weidner began climbing as a teenager in the Pacific Northwest and is no stranger to being pinned on the summit of Mt. Rainier in a storm. The 45-year-old climbs 5.14 sport routes and continues to establish new free routes on the Diamond of Longs Peak and elsewhere. He has also written more than 300 articles related to climbing—for the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper, Alpinist and other climbing magazines—since about 2007.

    • 32 min
    Climber, Transcending: Kai Lightner

    Climber, Transcending: Kai Lightner

    Alpinist deputy editor Paula Wright speaks with Kai Lightner about his 2016 trip with Doug Robinson to Stone Mountain, and how his discipline as a climber transcends aspects of the sport.

    • 33 min
    Rethinking Mountaineering Histories: Amrita Dhar

    Rethinking Mountaineering Histories: Amrita Dhar

    Literature professor and mountaineering scholar Amrita Dhar grew up in West Bengal. As a child, she vacationed in the Himalayan mountains with her family, and she has since spent a lot of time traveling through and thinking about mountains and the narratives that emerge from them. In this episode, Dhar talks with managing editor Paula Wright about how addressing some of the gaps in mountaineering history might also lead to reconceptualizing the pursuit of mountaineering itself.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

eleni petrou ,

Favorite podcast

I love this podcast so much,especially the episodes that feature diverse perspectives on conservation and and the spiritual component of being in the wilderness. Thank you for making such a thoughtful show!!

dhjdowodjdhd ,

Garbage

Episode about Karlo creating “safe spaces” in climbing is absolutely ridiculous. No one cares about your feeling. Shocking she was left behind on that big wall climb...

gradycakes21 ,

Good

Great subject matter but I wish the host would drink a glass of water before doing the podcast. The tongue smacking is distracting and jarring.

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