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The Mountain People Podcast delivers the most inspirational stories from our athletes, key industry influencers and our community, straight to your device. Hosted by British mountain guide and elite alpinist Andy Cave

The Mountain People Podcast Rab Equipment

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The Mountain People Podcast delivers the most inspirational stories from our athletes, key industry influencers and our community, straight to your device. Hosted by British mountain guide and elite alpinist Andy Cave

    Heather Weidner: Pro Climbing Parenthood

    Heather Weidner: Pro Climbing Parenthood

    Professional climbing, new motherhood, and personal hardship.
    Colorado based Rab athlete Heather Weidner shares the journey and philosophy behind her elite level sport and trad climbing achievements, and the meaning behind the routes she climbs.
    A former ballet dancer and veterinary surgeon, Heather recently became a mother. In this podcast episode, she discusses the challenges and joys of climbing throughout pregnancy, and her approach to getting back on the wall after birth.

    • 44 min
    Natt Williams: Riding the Route Less Travelled

    Natt Williams: Riding the Route Less Travelled

    Balancing bikepacking expeditions to remote wilderness with corporate and family life.
    Rab ambassador Nat Williams shares the highs and lows of biking in remote regions, from traversing Iceland on two-wheels to the 1900KM Silk Road Mountain Race through Kyrgyzstan.
    What are the unique challenges of cycling at altitude? How do you prepare for the rugged terrain and harsh weather conditions? What are Natt’s top tips for planning journeys through some of the world’s most challenging cycling terrain?
    And, how do you balance all of this with ‘a proper grown-up job in London’ and a young family?

    • 52 min
    Karen Darke: Ability is a State of Mind

    Karen Darke: Ability is a State of Mind

    Managing the mindset for adventure after a life-changing climbing accident.
    Paralysed in a climbing accident as a young woman, Karen Darke explores the mindset needed to approach extreme adventure, and shares her mantra that ‘ability is a state of mind’.
    Karen’s curious and creative nature has led her to live a life full of thrills, from traversing Greenland on skis, climbing El Cap, Himalayan hand biking, and even competing in two Paralympic Games.
    Studious and inquisitive, Karen continues to inspire others and challenge the status quo through her books, talks, and workshops.

    • 42 min
    Erik Weihenmayer and Felipe Tapia Nordenflycht: El Valle del Silencio

    Erik Weihenmayer and Felipe Tapia Nordenflycht: El Valle del Silencio

    After avoiding Patagonia for 20 years, blind adventurer, Erik Weihenmayer recounts his inaugural trip to El Valle de Silencio with his friend, Chilean climber and photographer, Felipe Tapia Nordenflycht.
    Although from Chile, Felipe has never had the opportunity to visit the climbers' paradise that sits in his home country. They discuss their aim to make Erik the first blind person to stand atop Torre Norte, and to fulfill a lifelong dream of Felipe's.

    • 59 min
    Kev Shields: The Adaptive Approach To New Routing

    Kev Shields: The Adaptive Approach To New Routing

    How do you seek out quality new routes? And, how to adapt your beta and approach to accommodate disability? 
     
    Born with limb difference in one hand, Scottish new route pioneer Kev Shields discusses how a sense of community and trust in those around him help him achieve his climbing goals, as he embarks on a quest to send his first E8 trad route. 
     
    In this episode, Kev shares how he has learnt to work with the unique challenges of his disability in climbing and training, and explores the positive impact of climbing on his mental health, self-respect, and sense of purpose.

    • 30 min
    Jo Newton: From Trauma to Triumph

    Jo Newton: From Trauma to Triumph

    After losing her lower leg in an avalanche in the Alps, Jo Newton shares her journey through trauma to the international paraclimbing competition stage.
    A story so powerful it compels you to listen, Jo’s responses to trauma pay testament to the best of the human spirit, courage, friendship and determination.
    A single mum and Engineering Director working on cutting-edge plastics recycling solutions, Jo's company, Reventas, are unwavering in their support for her paraclimbing career.
    Grab a cuppa, sit back. This is Jo’s remarkable story.

    • 54 min

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