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Rank #16 in Wilderness category

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Wilderness
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a climbing podcast

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a climbing podcast

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The best

By ed3dic - Jun 24 2019
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Probably the best climbing podcast out there with amazing content. Keep it up Chris

Incredible Climbing Podcast

By 260Ray - Jun 01 2019
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If you want to hear from the heart and soul of the climbing world then this is your podcast.

iTunes Ratings

1095 Ratings
Average Ratings
1039
28
12
8
8

The best

By ed3dic - Jun 24 2019
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Probably the best climbing podcast out there with amazing content. Keep it up Chris

Incredible Climbing Podcast

By 260Ray - Jun 01 2019
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If you want to hear from the heart and soul of the climbing world then this is your podcast.

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Episode 133: Alex Honnold – Kind of a Big Deal.

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On Episode 132, I sit down with Alex Honnold. You may have heard of him. He recently free-handed the El Capitan. But seriously, a seriously-still-stoked Alex Honnold joins the Enormocast for his sophomore appearance. In opposition to his many recent mainstream appearances, on Jimmy Kimmel for example, we decided that a total move-for-move nerd-out on his history-making …

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Jul 25 2017

1hr 21mins

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Episode 100: Tommy Caldwell – Adventure Addict.

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On Episode 100 of the Enormocast, I get a little help from my friends to celebrate my entire catalog – 100! YEAH, DAWG! –  and we then get down to an epic convo with man of the hour, and climber of the ages, Tommy Caldwell. Tommy talks inspiration, professionalism, and the ups and downs of …

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Mar 08 2016

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Episode 28: Alex Honnold- Calmer than you are.

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On Episode 28, I bag with one clean shot, a perfectly healthy free-range Honnold. Alex sits down in a clean, well-lit place to expound on his life in the glare of the klieg lights . He tells us what it was like to lock eyes with the beautiful and mysterious Lara Logan, what it was …

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Feb 04 2013

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Episode 111: Brad Gobright – High Class Dirtbag.

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On Episode 111 of the Enormocast, I sit down with rock climber and genuine good guy, Brad Gobright. This lighthearted “kid” approaches climbing the gnar with joy and stoke, but don’t let that fool you – he’s got the eye of the tiger and skills of the ninja. Brad has been quietly crushing first free …

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Aug 25 2016

1hr 4mins

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Episode 81: Peter Croft- Kid in a Candy Store.

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On Epsiode 81, I sit down at the Bonnie Springs Hotel during the Red Rock Rendezvous for a chat with a personal hero: Peter Croft. While I try to contain my fawning, Peter expounds on his relationship with John Bachar, the first free solo of Astroman, El Cap and Half Dome in a day, and …

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May 23 2015

1hr 39mins

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Episode 51: Lynn Hill- Ain't no mountain high enough. Part 1

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On Episode 51, I have posted up the first half of a far-reaching interview with legend Lynn Hill. In this installment, Lynn talks about her near death experience, her beginnings in So Cal, and her association with some of the greats from those halcyon days in the 70s in Josh. She also reveals why she …

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Feb 05 2014

58mins

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Episode 118: Conrad Anker – You’ve Come Far, Pilgrim.

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On Episode 118, I sit down with consummate mountain man, Conrad Anker. Recorded before his recent brush with the reaper (see below), Conrad was already all too familiar with tragedy in the mountains.  A protégé of the late Mugs Stump, and goto partner of the fallen Alex Lowe, Conrad has been through the dark valley more …

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Dec 06 2016

1hr 8mins

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Episode 171: Mark Twight – Still Coming Down Part 1.

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On Episode 171, I sit down in the Dissect Podcast studio with former alpinist, Mark Twight, for part 1 of our talk from February 2019. Though Mark gave up extreme alpinism around 2000, his attitude, outlook, and philosophy are still that of a climber. In this EPIC late night and whiskey-fueled interview, Mark recounts a …

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Mar 14 2019

1hr 47mins

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Episode 165: Adam Ondra – Getting Closer to the Luck.

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On Episode 165 of the Enormocast, I sit down with quite possibly the world’s best rock climber, Adam Ondra. I found Adam luxuriating with 4 friends and colleagues in the Super Bowl Campground in Indian Creek, UT of all places. He and his crew were on a whirlwind tour of Yosemite, Smith Rocks, and Indian …

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Dec 14 2018

1hr 14mins

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Episode 151: A Candid Ascent of El Cap.

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On Episode 151 of the Enormocast, you, dear listener, join the Enormocast for an ascent of Golden Gate on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Golden Gate is a variation off the Salathe Wall, and as a free climb, the next step up from FreeRider. On May 18th, 2018, Steve Dilk and I blasted off up …

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Jun 01 2018

1hr 26mins

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Episode 52: Lynn Hill- Ain't no mountain high enough. Part 2.

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On Episode 52, we wrap up the second half of my epic interview with Lynn Hill. See Part 1 here. Believing that she could do it was all that it really took for Lynn to free the Nose in 1993, and again in a day in 1994 (nearly 20 years ago! Holy crap!). This feat …

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Feb 17 2014

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Episode 13: Cedar Wright, witness to the sickness.

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On Episode 13, I meet up in the mobile studio with infamous climber Cedar Wright. Cedar fills us in on his hippy upbringing, his crash course in free soloing, and his days in the dirt in Yosemite Valley. Even though Cedar is known for his sarcastic wit, the Enormocast brings out his serious side as …

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Jun 16 2012

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Episode 6: Hayden Kennedy: Alpine Taliban or Patagonian Custodian™? (Part 1)

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Oh, man. On Episode 6 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a remote secret bunker deep in the Rockies with the man of the hour and my friend: Hayden Kennedy. HK comes clean about his season in Patagonia with Jason Kruk and their now infamous decision to remove the headwall bolt ladders on Cesare …

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Mar 01 2012

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Episode 31: Hayden Kennedy + Andrew Bisharat + PBR = Frothy Climbing Spray.

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Ho, Man! On Episode 31 of the Enormocast I lure Andrew Bisharat and Hayden Kennedy into the closet for an old-fashioned bro-down. Andrew and I discuss whether or not the recent ascent of La Dura Dura, AKA the hard hard hardest route in the world, even matters. Hayden tells the story of his Piolet d’Or …

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Mar 25 2013

1hr 12mins

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Episode 92: James Lucas – Free Riding.

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On Episode 92 of the Enormocast, I reunite with a Enormo-favorite James Lucas. He left his Saturn behind, went to Spain, and climbed the Freerider in a day, all since we last heard from him in Episode 47. James continues to lead the dirtbag life, bouncing from Yosemite, to Salt Lake, and around the world. …

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Nov 04 2015

1hr 10mins

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BandWagon Episode: REBROADCAST Alex Honnold from 2017.

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On this special Episode, I whip those stallions pulling the Free Solo bandwagon and rebroadcast Alex Honnold’s interview from 2017 – just a few weeks out from his free solo of the FreeRider on El Capitan in Yosemite. Not just a cynical grab at downloads, when I re-listened this interview for myself, I was newly …

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Mar 06 2019

1hr 16mins

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Episode 149: Freddie Wilkinson – Just Stoked to Be There.

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On Episode 149 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the Wilkinson Family “Shabin” (shed that became a cabin) with the alpinist and author, Freddie Wilkinson. Freddie is known throughout the land as a super capable and stoked partner, but he’s also got his finger in the pie of many climbing related endeavors besides sending …

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Apr 25 2018

1hr 21mins

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Episode 89: Emily Harrington- On Top o’ the World.

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On Episode 89 of the Enormocast, I sit down in an undisclosed location in Salt Lake City with Colorado climber and Everest sumiteer, Emily Harrington. Emily came storming out of the gym as a “kid” and took down many of Rifle’s hardest as a teenager. But unlike many of her compatriots, she aspires to become …

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Sep 17 2015

1hr 14mins

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Episode 78- Sonnie Trotter- Nicer Than You Are.

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On Episode 78 of the Enormocast, I send some love north to America’s Hat with an interview with Canadian Superstar, Sonnie Trotter. Sonnie sits down in a van by a lake in Siurana, Spain to talk about his origins, his inspirations, and his journey through most of the disciplines that climbing has to offer. Living …

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Apr 07 2015

1hr 1min

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Episode 11: What has two arms, one leg, and climbs like a mofo? Craig Demartino.

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Episode 11 is EPIC! Craig Demartino takes us blow by blow through his climbing accident which culminates (spoiler alert!) in losing his leg. He fights to survive, then he fights to regain his life, then fights to climb better than he ever did. The real deal doesn’t even come close to describing this guy. Guts, …

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May 16 2012

1hr 26mins

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Episode 188: Jason Kruk – When There’s Nothing Left to Prove.

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On Episode 188 of the Enormocast, I sit down in Squamish, BC with Canadian alpinist, Jason Kruk. Jason and I have been threatening to do a show for almost 8 years now and finally got it on tape. Jason delves into his beginnings, his storied partnership with Will Stanhope, his love of alpinism, and his …

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Dec 06 2019

1hr 18mins

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Special Episode: Brad Gobright Repost.

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On November 27th, 2019, climber, friend, and former guest of the Enormocast, Brad Gobright fell to his death in Potrero Chico, Mexico. I had known Brad for a decade, and he had appeared on the the Enormocast in 2016. This is a repost of that interview with an added intro. The original is here. Since …

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 8mins

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Episode 187: Brittany Goris- To Dream the Impossible (Trad) Dream.

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On Episode 187, I sit down with recent trad convert, Brittany Goris. We were ensconced on a very cold evening in the Mobile Studio parked in the Supercrack Parking lot in Indian Creek. Brittany started as a boulderer and sport climber but has been spending her energies recently exploring the limits of her trad climbing. …

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Nov 14 2019

1hr 14mins

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Episode 186: Sean Bailey – The New Old School.

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On Episode 186 of the Enormocast, I sit down with comp climber, boulderer, and sport climber, Sean Bailey. Sean’s outdoor feats include an ascent of Biographie/Realization (5.15a) in Ceuse, France and Joe Mama (5.15a) at Oliana, Spain. His comp results have put him on top of Nationals in both bouldering and lead, not to mention …

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Nov 03 2019

1hr 4mins

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Episode 185: Hobo Greg – Crossing the Threshold.

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On Episode 185 of the Enormocast, I am joined in Carbondale by a mythical figure named Hobo Greg. Who is Hobo Greg? I don’t know, even now. He left his home in New Jersey on a Greyhound bus four years ago and is now a climbing guide in Joshua Tree. He drinks wine by the …

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Oct 15 2019

1hr 21mins

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Episode 184: Corey Rich – The Story is the Thing

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On Episode 184, I sit down with climber and photographer, Corey Rich. Corey came up as a dirtbag climber, but he simultaneously started a serious study of photography and how to use a camera. A fateful roadtrip put his images in front of the main climbing media outlets of the day like Climbing Magazine and …

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Sep 30 2019

1hr 29mins

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Episode 183: Jim Donini – Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends.

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On Episode 183 of the Enormocast, I sit down with truly legendary alpinist, Jim Donini. Jim has been banging it out on big climbs since before most of you, dear listeners, were born. Jim cemented his reputation early on in Patagonia when it was still a truly wild frontier, but Donini went on to put …

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Sep 17 2019

1hr 21mins

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Episode 182: Molly Mitchell – Silence the Mind, Send the Climb.

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On Episode 182 of the Enormocast, I sit down with young(ish) trad and sport climber, Molly Mitchell. I first hung out with Molly just two short years ago, and in the interim, she has burst onto the scene as a professional climber ticking hard trad and sport ascents with ease. Molly is not you’re typical …

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Aug 31 2019

1hr 7mins

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Episode 181: Malcolm Daly – The Limb Reaper

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On Episode 181, I sit down with climber, industry insider, and amputee, Malcolm Daly. Malcolm is a lifer who has been steeped in climbing culture and the climbing industry since the late 60s. Among so many profound achievements, he somewhat haphazardly found himself at the forefront of US bouldering while in Fort Collins and started …

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Aug 16 2019

1hr 33mins

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Episode 180: Claire Buhrfeind – The Tao of Claire.

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On Episode 180 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Team Texas Alum and current comp climber, Claire Buhrfeind. Claire was born and raised in Plano, Texas, far from any form of rock or mountain climbing, but she found the sport anyway. Claire started climbing in the gym at age 5, and as she grew …

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Jul 31 2019

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Episode 179: Dierdre Wolownick – Mother of Honnolds.

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On Episode 179 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Dierdre Wolownick, perhaps better known in the climbing world as Alex Honnold’s mom. Up until now, Dierdre has appeared to the climbing world as a talking head in Alex’s movies, and I believe, she’s a bit misunderstood. Dierdre has recently put her thoughts on raising …

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Jul 14 2019

1hr 26mins

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Episode 178: Will Gadd – Stoked on the Magic.

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On Episode 178 of the Enormocast, I sit down with Canadian rock and ice climber, Will Gadd. Will hit the early sport climbing scene in Boulder, Colorado in the 80s and has never looked back. As an early comp climber, Will had the honor of getting crushed by a young Chris Sharma. Switching his focus …

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Jun 29 2019

1hr 20mins

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Episode 177: Allison Vest – Trashcans and Try-hard.

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On Episode 177 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a parking lot with Canadian boulderer and comp-climber, Allison Vest. Though Allison grew up in the heart of the Canadian Rockies’ alpine gnar, competition and plastic were her heart’s desire. She made her mark as a youth climber, and after a wayward year in Edmonton, …

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Jun 14 2019

1hr 3mins

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Episode 176: Jeff Smoot – The 80s Come Alive with Hangdog Days.

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On Episode 176 of the Enormocast, I sit down in my kitchen with author and climber Jeff Smoot. Jeff had a wild climbing ride in the 80s as he shadowed two of the renegades inventing sport climbing in the USA: Todd Skinner and Alan Watts. In his book, Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race …

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May 27 2019

1hr 12mins

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Episode 175: Mark Hudon and Jordan Cannon’s Excellent Adventure.

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On Episode 175 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the Mobile Studio parked under a rainy Moab sky with Mark Hudon and Jordan Cannon. Mark and Jordan are on a great Western road trip and prepping for Mark’s attempt on the Freerider on El Cap. But here’s the thing, Mark is 63 and Jordan …

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May 15 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 174: Bronwyn Hodgins and Jacob Cook – A Perfect Pairing.

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On Epsiode 174 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the mobile studio with British/Canadian duo, Jacob Cook and Bron Hodgins. This couple found each other at a sock wrestling tourney in Leeds, England and have been inseparable adventurers ever since. Jacob and Bron have laughed they’re way through expeditions from the big walls of …

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Apr 28 2019

1hr 20mins

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Episode 173: Craig DeMartino – Unintended Inspiration.

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One Episode 173 of the Enormocast, Craig DeMartino returns to bask in 7 years of Enormocast glory. His original appearance, where he vividly describes his 100 footer into the turf and his recovery after a leg amputation, remains one of the top moments on the Enormocast. Craig continues to hear from folks about that gripping …

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Apr 12 2019

1hr 16mins

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Episode 172: Mark Twight – Still Coming Down Part 2.

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On Episode 172 of the Enormocast, we continue to part 2 of a conversation with Alpinist Mark Twight. The Royal We highly recommends that one has a listen to Part 1 first, but this second half does stand on its own especially if you’re already familiar with Mark’s exploits in Chamonix and on Nanga Parbat. …

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Mar 26 2019

1hr 25mins

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Episode 171: Mark Twight – Still Coming Down Part 1.

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On Episode 171, I sit down in the Dissect Podcast studio with former alpinist, Mark Twight, for part 1 of our talk from February 2019. Though Mark gave up extreme alpinism around 2000, his attitude, outlook, and philosophy are still that of a climber. In this EPIC late night and whiskey-fueled interview, Mark recounts a …

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Mar 14 2019

1hr 47mins

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BandWagon Episode: REBROADCAST Alex Honnold from 2017.

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On this special Episode, I whip those stallions pulling the Free Solo bandwagon and rebroadcast Alex Honnold’s interview from 2017 – just a few weeks out from his free solo of the FreeRider on El Capitan in Yosemite. Not just a cynical grab at downloads, when I re-listened this interview for myself, I was newly …

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Mar 06 2019

1hr 16mins

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