40 episodes

A podcast from Accidents in North American Climbing, hosted by Ashley Saupe and presented by Mammut. https://americanalpineclub.org/sharp-end-podcast/.

The Sharp End Accidents in North American Climbing

    • Sports & Recreation
    • 4.8, 409 Ratings

A podcast from Accidents in North American Climbing, hosted by Ashley Saupe and presented by Mammut. https://americanalpineclub.org/sharp-end-podcast/.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
409 Ratings

409 Ratings

permanentdaylight ,

Needs some work...

This podcast has the potential to be really good! The stories themselves are great and very educational but everything else is pretty lacking. I think this could easily be a 5 star podcast with just a few changes...

1. Get a better mic and recording set up for interviewees because right now the sound quality is pretty bad and it’s hard to listen to. Too much whistling/hissing and lots of weird background noise sometimes, and the levels are weird.

2. The host needs to work on sounding more relaxed and comfortable, and coming up with some better questions to guide the guests through their story without sounding really awkward or fake. Right now she comes across disinterested and the questions are really shallow/surface level. Listen to some podcasts where people do really good interviews!

3. Please PLEASE do some editing. Even an hour spent editing would improve this so much. Take out the dead air and awkward interruptions and lip smacking sounds. The best thing about editing is that if someone is a terrible storyteller (like many guests are), you can edit out them saying “you know?” and “ummmm” over and over again.

People love hearing these stories and can also learn from them so I think it’s a great idea but all this stuff is pretty distracting as a listener.

Ncsumtb ,

Awesome discussion of incidents and take aways

I’ve really enjoyed this podcast. Being an avid climber and outdoor enthusiast in general, I have started to appreciate studying others activities to see what I can learned from them. The sports we love have inherent risks and I feel it’s crucial to be aware of them and acknowledge they are real possibilities, in case we ever face them ourselves. Listening reminds me of how I’ve skirted danger at times and to be thankful for trips that end without incident.

R from Washington ,

This podcast is awesome!

At first I thought this was going to bum me out and make it seem sketchy to adventure, but it had the opposite effect. I learn so Much from this podcast from other people’s mistakes and misfortune. This is a great resource and often the best lessons learned are through hardships, this podcast is full of them. Keep up the great work and thank you so much to yourself for making it and the guests for sharing with us! Stay safe!

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