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Mountain Air - 1: The First Black African on the Roof of the World

For the first episode of Mountain Air, a podcast series recorded in association with UKHillwalking, Dan Aspel talks with Sibusiso Vilane. In 2003 Vilane became the first black African to summit Everest, a huge deal for someone from impoverished roots, with no background in mountaineering, and one that earned him the praise of Nelson Mandela. ...


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Factor Two - S3 Ep.11: Birth Pains of New Nations - Pete Oxley

The whims and motivations of climbers really are another world to the person in the street. Understanding them is crossing a threshold; it requires a certain suspension of disbelief to start to see the world of risk, adventure, sufferin...

Factor Two - S3 Ep.10: Hateja - Louise Thomas and Glenda Huxter

If you had to select your late 90s dream team for a British, all-female Himalayan big wall trip, you couldn't go far wrong with this one. Glenda Huxter was onsighting E7, Kath Pyke had extensive experience on rock and alpine...

Factor Two - S3 Ep.9: Finding the Balance - Katherine Schirrmacher

We all get enjoyment from climbing for different reasons. For many of us those reasons change over time, according to our geography, time, money and other pressures in our lives.

Factor Two - S3 Ep.8: Hard Grit

When it was released in 1998, Hard Grit gave us an insight into something we didn't often see - the actual ascents of...

Factor Two - S3 Ep.7: A Play for Voices

Wil Treasure continues to share stories from the climbing world through interviews with both well-known and...

Factor Two - S3 Ep.6: Brave New World

Wil Treasure continues to share stories from the climbing world through interviews with both well-known and...

Factor Two - S3 Ep.5: Deep Play

'"I climb better when I'm scared." I've heard this quite a few times. I even thought it was true...

Factor Two - S3 Ep.4: Walking the Magic Line

Factor Two - S3 Ep.2 Part 2: The Moment You Doubt - Ben Bransby

Factor Two - S3 EP.2 Part 1: Freebird - Ben Bransby

Factor Two - S3 Ep.1: Living in the Shadows - Franco Cookson

Factor Two - S2 Ep.5: Patch Hammond - No More Heroes?

Factor Two - S2 Ep.4: No More Worlds - Leo Houlding

Factor Two - On and Off, A Headpointing Story

Factor Two - S2 Ep.3: Rick Allen - Clouds Come and Go


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Factor Two - S2 Ep.4: No More Worlds - Leo Houlding

Back in 1998 Leo Houlding and Patch Hammond achieved something almost unthinkable – a near onsight ascent of El Capitan. They were just 18, had no big wall experience and headed to Yosemite without any great ambitions for the big faces. In this second Factor...

Factor Two - S1 Ep.4: The Black Dog

Katy Forrester is a former member of the British bouldering and ice climbing teams. She's a fell runner and an accomplished trad and sport climber, with routes up to 7c+ and E8 under her belt. She also has a black dog. Katy is open in talking about her experience of depression...

Factor Two - S2 Ep.2: Me and My Shadow

In this second Factor Two podcast series, Wil Treasure continues to share stories from the climbing world through interviews with both well-known and lesser-known characters. In-depth, personal accounts that aren't read from a page on a variety of themes. Settle down with a...

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We asked Niall Grimes to give us a run down of his favourite podcasts which he has recorded, since he started the popular 'Jam Crack' series.

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