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 cuppa and have a listen...
It's hard to be truly disconnected these days.
Even in the weirdness of isolation over the past few months, many of us have been working from home, constantly bothered by the connections around us. Sometimes it's just a little too much.
I've missed the isolation of the mountains, but even they aren't as isolated as they used to be. In most places in the UK these days you're not far from a phone signal. If you're calling for help that's great, but if you're trying to escape it's not so good. There's the expectation of contact now.
In expedition terms, this can mean live-streaming your ascent, even from some of the most remote spots on Earth. It means always having the ability to call for a rescue - and we've seen a lot of debate about putting rescuers at risk as the hills open up recently. In the more remote parts of the world rescue may be even more hazardous, or not possible.