Enormocast Tweener: Didier Berthod – Facing the World (Part 2)
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by Chris Kalous
1w ago
In the early 2000s, Didier Berthod was the best crack climber in the world, then he dropped out of climbing and essentially disappeared from the world. When we left Didier Berthod in Facing the World Part 1, he had emerged from monastic life, contacted the daughter he had never seen, and returned to climbing. In ..read more
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Enormocast 286: Didier Berthod – Facing the World (Part 1)
Enormocast
by Chris Kalous
1w ago
On Episode 287 of the Enormocast, I connect through to America’s hat with Swiss crack-master, Didier Berthod. You might have heard about Didier from his recent send of Cobra Crack. The media mentions Didier disappearing from climbing for 10 years, returning to slay the Cobra, yada, yada, but that Didier’s completion of the Cobra has ..read more
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Enormocast 285: Nico Favresse – Mad to Live
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by Chris Kalous
1M ago
On Episode 285 of the Enormocast, after long last, I connect with Belgian rock-climber and alpinist, Nico Favresse. Nico is certainly a contender for the most experienced expedition rock-climber of all time. Perhaps only rivalled by his ubiquitous partner, Sean Villanueva-O’Driscoll? Nevertheless, Nico is an all-arounder who has tackled the biggest and most remote bigwalls ..read more
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Enormocast 283: Clint Helander – To Live in Hearts We Leave Behind
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by Chris Kalous
2M ago
On Episode 283 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a hotel in Munising, Michigan at the Michigan Icefest with Alaska-based alpinist, Clint Helander. What with the Chris Kalous Dance Party and the last call nightcap(s) at a bar literally called Whisky Dick’s, it had been a long night and an early morning for both ..read more
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Enormocast 282: Natalia Grossman – The Tyranny of Expectations
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by Chris Kalous
3M ago
On Episode 282 of the Enormocast, I sit down with US Olympic qualifier, Natalia Grossman. That’s right, Natalia is headed to Paris to represent the US in Lead and Boulder combined (speed is separate this time around). But this moment was caught during a bit of down time for Natalia as she ramps up for ..read more
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Enormocast Tweener: Harvey Wright Returns with Patio Pacifica
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by Chris Kalous
3M ago
On this in-between episode of the Enormocast, Harvey Wright from Episode 222 returns to discuss his ongoing treatment and recovery for addiction. But more importantly, Harvey is here to talk about his new album, Patio Pacifica, written almost entirely while in a Vancouver treatment facility. Also, we talk about the rough and dirty years since ..read more
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Enormocast 281: Jon Hawk and Tye Liggins of Memphis Rox – Peace Above All
Enormocast
by Chris Kalous
3M ago
On Episode 281 of the Enormocast, Jon Hawk and Tye Liggins from Memphis Rox join to discuss the mission of the famous pay-what-you-can gym, Memphis Rox, in the inner-city of Memphis, TN. Jon is director of operations, and Tye went from walk-in to head coach and course-setter. Memphis Rox, founded by Tom Shadyac in 2018 ..read more
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Enormocast 280: Taps 2024 – The Really Bollocks Edition
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by Chris Kalous
4M ago
On Episode 280 of the Enormocast we present the 2024 Taps edition of the Enormocast. This is the annual episode where we lay to rest traditions, foibles, and notions in climbing that are either sadly going to sleep never to reawaken, or should be put to bed for good. The Enormocast is joined by our ..read more
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Enormocast 279: David Smart and Royal Robbins – Some Work of Noble Note
Enormocast
by Chris Kalous
4M ago
On episode 279 of the Enormocast, we have an allt-ime double-header. First, David Smart joins from Toronto to talk about his life as a climber and his new book from The Mountaineers, Royal Robbins: The American Climber. Royal Robbins was one of the most influential climbers of all time, and David’s book is the most ..read more
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Enormocast 278: Thomas Bukowski – A Funny Little Life
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by Chris Kalous
5M ago
On Episode 278 of the Enormocast, I connect with Thomas Bukowski from my home to his van sitting in Yosemite. Thomas had just completed three El Cap routes in three days, and was recovering. His next adventures in Patagonia were just on the horizon. Thomas is an American citizen, but is also half Chinese and ..read more
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