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A podcast produced/hosted by Ashley Saupe, and supported by the American Alpine Club aimed at minimizing future outdoor accidents by way of story telling. Real people sharing real stories.
"Play Hard and Be Smart"
www.thesharpendpodcast.com

the Sharp End Podcast the Sharp End Podcast

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    • 4.7 • 720 Ratings

A podcast produced/hosted by Ashley Saupe, and supported by the American Alpine Club aimed at minimizing future outdoor accidents by way of story telling. Real people sharing real stories.
"Play Hard and Be Smart"
www.thesharpendpodcast.com

    Epic On Mt Whitney (Ep 63)

    Epic On Mt Whitney (Ep 63)

    Jean and Ken summited Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental US, on what they thought would be their last day of the trip. On the summit they were caught in a severe snow and lightning storm. Using their ice axes, they began to descend via the north face in full self-arrest position.

    Ken fell 800 feet down the mountain while Jean, not knowing his fate, continued down slowly and methodically towards him. Then, at one point during her descent, Jean fell 165 feet bouncing on rocks through a cliff band enduring massive trauma to her body.

    Listen to this episode to hear a story of extreme grit, tenacity and survival.

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and supported by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie and Desert Mountain Medicine.

    Buy Jean’s book at https://www.jeanmuenchrath.com

    Get 10% off Rockie Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

    Become a Patreon: patreon.com/thesharpendpodcast
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    • 50 min
    Institutional Near Misses (Ep. 62)

    Institutional Near Misses (Ep. 62)

    Near-misses are greatly under-reported in general, yet they are plentiful. What leads them to be under-reported? Joel Reid, the Washington Program Director at the Northwest Outward Bound School and Steve Smith, from Experiential Consulting, chat with Ashley about why near-misses matter and the importance of reporting near misses in an institutional setting. You don’t want to miss this informative chat.

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and supported by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie and Desert Mountain Medicine.

    Get 10% off Rockie Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

    Become a Patreon: patreon.com/thesharpendpodcast
    Buy a Sharp End top: https://www.bonfire.com/sharp-end-tops/
    Poke around my shiny NEW website: www.thesharpendpodcast.com

    • 50 min
    A CONVERSATION: February Survey Results

    A CONVERSATION: February Survey Results

    We put together a survey in early February so we could get to know our listeners better. We want to know who you are and what you think of the show. Over 400 people filled out this survey and we gathered some good information. Listen in as Dustin from Podboarder and Ashley talk about the results and read some of the comments from fans.

    By filling out the February survey, you entered to win 1 of 3 prizes.
    1. One year American Alpine Membership
    2. Pair of Rocky Talkies
    3. Aceso Hemp Prize Pack

    This episode is directed by Ashley Saupe and produced by Dustin at Podboarder.

    Thanks to the American Alpine Club, Rocky Talkies and Aceso for hooking up my listeners with awesome prizes.

    Get 10% off Rockie Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

    If you find value in this show, please consider becoming a Patreon at patreon.com/thesharpendpodcast!
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    • 49 min
    Falling In A Fumarole (Ep. 61)

    Falling In A Fumarole (Ep. 61)

    A fumarole is an opening in the earth which emits steam and gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen sulfide. The steam forms when superheated water boils as its pressure drops when it emerges from the ground. These holes can be very dangerous. Listen to episode 61 as Scott tells Ashley about his fall into a fumarole during a solo ski mo attempt on Mt Hood in Oregon.

    This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and supported by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Rocky Talkie, COROS and Desert Mountain Medicine.

    Win a prize package from our sponsors by taking our listener survey at: https://sharpend.typeform.com/to/F61rWth9

    Get 10% off Rockie Talkie radios at www.rockytalkie.com with code SHARPEND

    If you find value in this show, please consider becoming a Patreon at patreon.com/thesharpendpodcast!

    www.thesharpendpodcast.com

    • 47 min
    Turning The Tables (Ep. 60)

    Turning The Tables (Ep. 60)

    After five consecutive years of producing the Sharp End Podcast, Steve Smith at Experiential Consulting turns the tables on podcast creator Ashley Saupe and interviews her! Listen as Ashley and Steve talk about a few incidents she's had in the backcountry, how she's managed them and why she is inspired to continue producing this podcast for her listeners. This podcast is produced by Ashley Saupe and supported by the American Alpine Club. Episode sponsors include Desert Mountain Medicine, Experiential Consulting, and Aceso Hemp.

    Did you know that January is National CBD Month? I’ve spent some time learning more about CBD and how to integrate into my daily life thanks to some friends at Aceso Hemp. Aceso uses the restorative power of plants to create highly targeted products, with lines that support Wellness, Calming, and Soothing. I’ve been using their topical balms (they have heat, cool, and soothing) for aches and injuries and the soothing blend of essential oils and hemp have really helped alleviate the pain.

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    • 54 min
    A 200-Foot Tumble on Longs Peak

    A 200-Foot Tumble on Longs Peak

    On the morning of September 5, Annie Weinmann and her climbing partner started up the North Chimney, a broad 500-foot slot that leads climbers to the Diamond, Colorado's premier alpine wall. Annie had done the North Chimney before and was comfortable climbing the easy terrain unroped and in approach shoes. But when she got slightly off-route, a foot slip led to a terrible tumble. In Episode 39 of the Sharp End, Annie tells Ashley what happened and how she survived a 200-foot fall, plus some fascinating insight into the circumstances that brought her to this point.

    The Sharp End is presented by Mammut, with additional support from Desert Mountain Medicine and Suunto. This podcast is produced by the American Alpine Club.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
720 Ratings

720 Ratings

Lars357 ,

Great Educational Opportunity

This is consistently one of the most interesting outdoors podcasts I’ve listened to. Even though I don’t spend time rock climbing or mountaineering, the lessons that people have learned helped shape my attitudes towards risk management in other types of outdoor pursuits.

joeschlott ,

Educational, Inspirational and Introspectional

Ashley does a great job at helping her guests feel comfortable opening up about some of the most traumatic experiences of their lives. As a backcountry enthusiast and weekend warrior with a young family of my own I have personally taken a lot of pointers from the sharp end as I venture out (mostly solo) on frequent adventures in my local national forest and surrounding areas.

This podcast has inspired me to get out and do more of the things I’ve always wanted to do, including a summit attempt on Mt Hood later this spring. I’ve also looked back at times where I could’ve been more helpful in the backcountry had I had some knowledge in wilderness first aid, etc. It would be great to be able to find more resources on how to gain knowledge of WFA and where to go locally to become a WFR.

I recently purchased a pair of Rocky Talkies using the Sharp End code (thanks for that!) and they were useful on a recent adventure with myself and a few friends on a non-stop, 24hr hike of the PCT near my home. I plan on using them on several other trips coming later this year as well.

Keep up the great work Ashley! I’m a fellow millennial of 36 years and I admit I make mistakes too. No one is perfect. This podcast helps me realize that it’s okay to be human and it’s helpful to talk about those moments so we can learn and grow as a result. Keep playing hard and being smart!

Sierra Winter Smith ,

Educating, Thrilling, and Enjoyable

Ashley does a wonderful job navigating individual experiences in a story telling format that is super educational. I started listening on episode 61 and I learned so much about fumaroles in a short 40 minutes.

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