20 episodes

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.

Mountain Christopher Sleight

    • Wilderness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

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

    #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.

    • 28 min
    #19 The fall, part I

    #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.

    • 31 min
    #18 Where the road runs out

    #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.

    • 31 min
    #17 In footsteps

    #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?”

    • 29 min
    #16 A quarry full of ghosts

    #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.

    • 34 min
    #15 The scream

    #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.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

RiffTheJet ,

Most Entertaining Climbing-Cast

Please come back... I really miss this program. Some of these episodes had me hanging on every word.

Tait Sougstad ,

One of the best outdoors shows you've never heard of

Mountain Podcast is so unassuming and soft spoken. This is only the tenth review written about it on iTunes. Contrasting to many (American) outdoors podcasts, you will probably never find intense music or self-designated hardcore-ness, or hyperbole. What you will find are a collection of well sculpted stories about real people who love adventure, immersed in a rich soundscape, punctuated by soft- often sweet and nostolgic- music. It's not "hell yeah" or "brah". There is no lead-in to inform you how impressed you should be with the subject of the story. But, if you have a soul, you will listen with quiet wonder and find yourself a little (or a lot) more eager for your next expedition.

Cflo77 ,

Mmmmm good

Well done podcast. Almost as good as being up the mountain.

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