I get to interview a lot of people about their climbing adventures. One thing I never ask them directly is why they do it. That just seems like such a basic question. George Mallory...
Category: Factor Two
I’ve read Katherine Schirrmacher’s blog for years, and she’s unusually good at expressing all of those little things that can affect your motivation or self belief. In this episode she talks about finding the balance
Factor Two was longlisted in the International Sports Press Association’s Awards for Audio this year.
There are also 3 other climbing stories which were shortlisted in the writing categories.
Factor Two has been shortlisted in the Publisher Podcast Awards along with the likes of The Telegraph, New Scientist, The Big Issue, Penguin Random House and more. How cool is that? Our entry included...
In the spring of 1968 a San Francisco filmmaker, Fred Padula, drove into the Yosemite Valley and gazed up at El Capitan. He was going to make a film about climbing The Nose. Fred wasn’t a climber, but that was the least of his problems in this saga.
When it was released in 1998, Hard Grit gave us an insight into something we didn’t often see – the actual ascents of the hardest, most dangerous lines on grit.
When you look at the books on a shelf of mountaineering literature one thing is quickly apparent: the vast majority are written by men. How does that influence the kind of stories we’re drawn to tell or read?
It’s hard to be truly disconnected these days. In this episode Tom Livingstone and Twid Turner describe two encounters with isolation in the mountains.
“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?We explore fear in climbing with Neil Gresham and Dr Rebecca Williams.
Flow is a concept that can divide in climbing. Is it real, or is it a load of hippy nonsense? I talked to Hazel Findlay about how she uses it to enhance performance, and Dr Rebecca Williams about what the hell is going on when you experience it.