'"I climb better when I'm scared." I've heard this quite a few times. I even thought it was true about myself for a while in my earlier climbing career, but it surely can't be true?' asks Wil Treasure.
Is there something primal that drives the urge to survive strongly enough that you can keep it together when it really matters? What was it that Neil Gresham had experienced in extremis on the Indian Face? And why would he put himself in that position again? In this episode, Wil Treasure tries to answer these questions by following Neil through the three ascents and understanding what's really going on in his mind, with help from clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Williams.
Another 'top draw' episode from Factor Two. Great honesty from Neil, its not often we hear how even the best climbers get terrified and struggle to hold it together or how they prepare to knowingly put themselves in life threatening positions with authentic desire.