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MY EPIC: EPISODE 16

Art’s Spar Ordeal – Coming Down the Hard Way

BY Richard Wright

A blown rappel usually results in death, but luckily we don’t end there in this Epic. Listen as Richard Wright recalls his partners close call as his rappel device falls hundreds of feet below them.

MY EPIC: EPISODE 15

Zeus’s Target – One Climber’s Shocking Story of Lightning Strikes

BY PHIL BROSCOVAK

Everyone was soon thoroughly engaged in the climbing—everyone, that is, except me. Earlier I’d heard distant thunder, and I watched the intensifying clouds uneasily.

MY EPIC: EPISODE 14

Worst Nightmare – Grizzly Attack in the Cold Wilds

BY NICK BULLOCK

Nick Bullock and Greg Boswell are attacked by a grizzly bear on Mount Wilson in the Canadian Rockies.

MY EPIC: EPISODE 13

Big Trouble on Little Tahoma

BY OWEN CLARKE

Death can often get a little too close for comfort. Climber, Don Sarver, experienced just that while on Washington Peak. Hear about how he was able to look death in the eye and live to tell the tale.
Little Tahoma Peak. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

MY EPIC: EPISODE 12

Never Back Down (Unless You’re Trad Climbing)

BY HARRIET RIDLEY

Turns out trad isn’t the same as sport climbing.

MY EPIC - EPISODE 11

Beaned on Everest

BY Chris Warner

Everest is home to countless epics. This one comes from accomplished Himalayan climber and guide, Chris Warner. It is the story of falling objects….Sometimes it’s not only ice… it could be an oxygen tank! Chris is lucky to be alive.

Photo: Chris Warner/Shared Summits

MY EPIC - EPISODE 10

In the Doghouse

BY NATHAN FRY

Inspired by Royal Robbins, listen to how Nathan and his fellow soldier broke the rules and found themselves hanging off the face of a 1,000 foot-cliff with no anchors to be found.

MY EPIC - EPISODE 9

The Worry Stone

BY CHRIS KALMAN

Photo By: Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de

Two years ago, making my way cross country, I stopped to climb in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City. I had never been there, and really wanted to climb the striking white granite walls, but had no partner. I remedied the situation by heading out with a few pictures from the guidebook of routes I deemed easily solo-able…

Lines of Weakness

Ancient Arts

BY Niall Grimes

Listen to Niall Grimes, an Irish climbing legend, narrating an article from his Lines of Weakness column that first appeared in issue 219 of Rock and Ice. He retells his interesting adventure to Germany to confront old ethics, knotted slings and curious locals.  

MY EPIC: EPISODE 7

Paradox of Paradise

BY Rock and Ice

“When you’re climbing you can always do something: downclimb, rig a rappel, or press on, just move. This was different, but I kept moving anyway, breathing, getting ready, keeping my boys close, and calling everyone I loved.”