“In the 1970s we made fast alpine style ascents of the Himalayan giants and nobody died, but in the 1980s everything changed,” In Outdoors In Scotland podcast Brian Hall tells of the grim toll that extreme high altitude climbing took on his generation of climbers in his book, High Risk.
Paul Pritchard is another climber who has encountered the dark side of climbing and fought his way through after devastating injuries. His book, The Mountain Path, is testament to his courage and the perseverance of the human spirit.
Simon Yates, the man who cut Joe Simpson’s rope, is another climber who has faced demons in the mountains. Listen to him talking about his life living on the edge of danger and his book, the Wild Within.
Keen to check these out, but I tend to use Spotify for podcasts - I've found the podcast on Spotify but none of the episodes you mention here are visible - I can see a few back to July 2022 and then a couple in Dec 2021, but none of the above.