/ Pete Boardman vid
Contrasts of city and mountain life. Near death in Afghanistan.
Nice find Paul...plus I never realized Pete's Body had been found.
Amazing story. He talks like he writes. Very eloquent.
Thanks for posting...I believe the original interview was for a BBC series called "The Light of Experience" shown on Sunday evenings in the 70's & was about spiritual reflections rather than being a climbing programme itself (hence I suspect the somewhat Jackanory type delivery). I do remember seeing this episode all those years ago and the impression it left with me*
Is of course sad to watch both thinking what then happened to Boardman himself but also with his thoughts on Afganistan - it's history since and even beforehand http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/entries/fc69b85a-c6b1-3363-baeb-24418e99b683 (mentions the Koh-i-Khaaik climb)
* BTW when asked for "secret question" for an online password reminder and it wants the name of a childhood hero then mine is usually Pete as in the interview (yes I know I probably shouldn't put that here but I somehow doubt many hackers are reading this thread...)
Thanks for posting, that's just brilliant. Pete was a boyhood hero of mine too - partly because The Shining Mountain was the first proper climbing book I read. Even in that generation of incredible stars, he really did shine pretty brightly didn't he?
Great stuff. he wrote well and was a hero of mine also. A sad loss. Hopefully the safari suite is back in fashion somewhere now...
'Oliver had eaten more recently than Martin and myself: he'd had a throat lozenge and a piece of chewing gum for breakfast, so we persuaded him that it was about time he took the lead.'
Thanks for posting.
Save up to 30% on Mountain Equipment including Gore-Tex winter clothing. Save 24% on Fjallraven Abisko Trail... Read more
The jagged coastline of south Pembrokeshire is undeniably home to some of the best sea-cliff climbing in the UK, perhaps in the... Read more
Looking for some office space in North Wales? We now have various options available to rent on a medium to long term... Read more
Our Friday Night Video this week takes us to Inis Mór, the biggest of Ireland's Aran Islands. Steve McClure teams up with... Read more