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A podcast dealing with Mountain Athletes: Training, Personal Stories, Interviews and How To episodes.

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    • 4.8 • 86 Ratings

A podcast dealing with Mountain Athletes: Training, Personal Stories, Interviews and How To episodes.

    Killian Jornet and David Goettler talk about Everest 2021

    Killian Jornet and David Goettler talk about Everest 2021

    Killian Jornet  and David Goettler recently returned from an attempt at an unassisted, oxygen-less ascent of Everest. Scott Johnston unpacks their experiences of acclimatization, and training cycles at altitude; the unique situation of climbing big mountains, post-lockdown; and the influences of social media on the projection and attainment of goals. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Training for Juniors, with Scott and Maya

    Training for Juniors, with Scott and Maya

    In this episode, Scott Johnston is joined by fellow Uphill Athlete coach Maya Seckinger as they discuss training for juniors: how junior training differs from that of adults; tailoring training to the needs of kids; age-appropriate training for specific levels of development; and their personal experiences of training as juniors themselves.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Talking Climbing Everest at 75 Years Old with Art Muir

    Talking Climbing Everest at 75 Years Old with Art Muir

    At 75 years old, Art recently summited Mt. Everest, making him the third-oldest person to have attained this feat. In this episode, Scott, Art, and his coach Seth Keena recap Art's experiences on the expedition, and the training process leading up to his summit bid, going back 2 plus years. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Learning from Failure: Scott Johnston's Early Days Of Climbing

    Learning from Failure: Scott Johnston's Early Days Of Climbing

    Scott Johnston talks to Sam Naney, describing in hilarious detail several lessons from his earliest days of climbing: Not nailing initial plans and objectives; successes and failures; and the beauty and wisdom to be found in the exuberance of youth.

    • 51 min
    Talking Speed and Form for Endurance Athletes

    Talking Speed and Form for Endurance Athletes

    In this episode, Scott Johnston and Sam Naney discuss the subject of speed, an often overlooked element in endurance sports. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Talking Injury Recovery and Self Identity with Hillary Allen

    Talking Injury Recovery and Self Identity with Hillary Allen

    In this episode Steve House is joined by Hillary Allen. Hillary endured a tragic accident while competing in Sky Running (an ultra distance technical ridge running race). She and Steve recap her experiences of this accident, the grief and unexpected loss of sense of self that  arose, and Hillary's path to recovery. Hillary documents this process in her book: Out and Back: A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

giopilli1 ,

Great and very informative podcast

The most informative podcast for training for any mountain or climbing sport. Would be great to have a video-blog of these interviews too..

NiWolv ,

Good work

Great show. I love the insights and athlete interviews. I’ve been encouraged by the topics and the side conversations that emerge as a result. I would suggest having the host turn their phone into airplane mode or silencing it because it is distracting to hear text messages come in during the show.

fpoonline ,

Couldn’t get past the audio problems

I tried to listen to six different episodes, but unfortunately in each case the extraneous clicks and scraping sounds made it unlistenable for me. (Sounds like maybe Scott Johnston was not using a proper mic but perhaps one of those sub-standard inline mics in an earbud set, and banging it around against his neck or shirt?) The content looked interesting but I’m afraid I won’t be subscribing. Best wishes on the podcast!

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