In our last installment of the My Epic podcast series we end with the most important lesson – don’t ignore the warnings. A narrow escape in the Tetons.
Climbing is inherently stressful. Add in a swarm of bees and you have what we call an “epic” for the ages.
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.
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.
Nick Bullock and Greg Boswell are attacked by a grizzly bear on Mount Wilson in the Canadian Rockies.
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
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
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.
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…
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.