Arctic Ascent Falls Flat: Breaking Down Alex Honnold's New Show
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
23h ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) our expert on all things rock climbing Kris Hampton returns, this time to talk about the latest offering in climbing entertainment: Arctic Ascent with Alex Honnold. The new 3 episode show on National Geographic, available on Disney+, has Honnold leading a team of climbers and climate scientists to an unclimbed big wall in Greenland. Colin and Kris dig into what works about the show but also how the dual story lines never really come together. Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FIGHT and give us a 5 star rating wherever yo ..read more
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Time Is A Flat Circle (Especially In The Outdoor Industry)
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
1d ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) we are going back in time and talking about the history of the outdoor industry. Thanks to the fine folks at Utah State University's Outdoor Recreation Archive we've been having a look at some old copies of Specialty News (aka SNEWS) and you know what we have learned? The business of adventure in 2024 is pretty much the same as it was in 1994. Today on the show we dig into why that is and what can we do about it (spoilers: the answer, as always, is to throw more rocks). Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FIGHT and give us ..read more
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Merrell Plays The Lifestyle Card, A Seattle Cougar Attack & A Rescue On Mount Washington
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
5d ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Colin and Justin Housman celebrate Justin's one year Rock-aversary by running through the headlines! The two hit the following news stories to come out of the outdoor community and industry this past week: A cougar attacked 5 cyclists just east of Seattle (07:18) Wolverine CEO announces that Merrell and Saucony will both pursue expanding their lifestyle offerings (13:39) Andrew Hughes sets altitude SUP record in the Andes (21:42) Unprepared hiker rescued from Mount Washington in 90+ mph winds (24:00) All of this after Ameri ..read more
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WEAK LAYERS: Skiing, Partying & Growing Up
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
5d ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) we're talking about WEAK LAYERS; the movie taking the outdoor community by storm from filmmaker Katie Burrell. Lauded as a throwback to the hilarious ski movies of yore but with a refreshingly different perspective, WEAK LAYERS tells the story of a filmmaker in a ski town who needs to win a ski film contest in order to pay for a new place to live for her and her friends. Katie Burrell is the writer, director and star and within the outdoor community there has been a buzz around WEAK LAYERS for quite some time. Now that the fil ..read more
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The Mid-Winter State Of The Ski Season with Paddy O
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
1w ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Paddy O'Connell comes back for his record setting 5th appearance to check in on how things are going in the mountains this winter. Dubbed by some as the "Mayor of Skiville", Paddy has a straight passion for making turns and today the mayor is here to give us a state of the season. Colin & Paddy check in on the up and down storm cycles that have impacted just about everyone across the US, why we continue to talk about gear and how the lasting impact of avalanche tragedies make snow sports stand apart from other outdoor acti ..read more
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The 10 Ways We Fall Down In The Outdoors
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
1w ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Colin reflects on what he's learned from Batman and reflects on the different ways we fall down when we pursue outdoor adventure sports. There are 10 classifications of the way we fall when we go skiing, hiking, paddling, running, biking, surfing, climbing and all the other cool stuff we do outside. Today Colin runs through all 10 and tells you what you can stand to learn from all the different ways we fall down. Oh, and Batman too (you'll see). Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FIGHT and give us a 5 star rating wherever ..read more
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Poop Bags For Everest Climbers, History Made At Pipeline & Questioning The Value Of Outdoor Apps
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
1w ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Colin and Justin Housman take a spin through some of the stories to come out of the outdoor industry and community over the past week. This week the pair take on the following topics: Everest climbers will be required to pack their poop off of the mountain and local authorities in the Khumbu region are limiting basecamp amenities (04:42) Women make history at the WSL's Lexus Pipe Pro (16:25) Is Surfline a good or bad thing for the surf community? (24:00) A weird cycling injury leads to a big lawsuit (38:03) This is of cours ..read more
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Blue Zones: The Secret To Long Life Or Another Pre-Packaged Lifestyle?
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
1w ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Mountain Gazette's Kyle Frost returns to break down his latest column. You may have heard of Blue Zones, which are places on our planet where residents tend to live longer than in most locations. But how much of that is a packaged lifestyle trend and what is actually real? Kyle took on this topic in last week's edition of his newsletter and today he and Colin sit down to dig into what Kyle discovered. Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FIGHT and give us a 5 star rating wherever you get your podcasts. Have a question or co ..read more
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Blue Zones: The Secret To Long Life Or Another Marketed Lifestyle?
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
1w ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Mountain Gazette's Kyle Frost returns to break down his latest column. You may have heard of Blue Zones, which are places on our planet where residents tend to live longer than in most locations. But how much of that is a packaged lifestyle trend and what is actually real? Kyle took on this topic in last week's edition of his newsletter and today he and Colin sit down to dig into what Kyle discovered. Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FIGHT and give us a 5 star rating wherever you get your podcasts. Have a question or co ..read more
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The EXPLORE Act Explained with Jessica Turner from the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
The Rock Fight: An Outdoor Podcast That Aims For The Head
by Rock Fight - outdoor industry, adventure content, and pop culture commentary
2w ago
Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) Jessica Turner returns to the show to break down the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences, or EXPLORE, Act! Shortly after Jessica's first appearance on THE ROCK FIGHT, the EXPLORE Act unanimously passed through the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee and is poised to finish it's journey through congress later this year. Today Jessica is back to give us the TL;DR of what the EXPLORE Act is, why it’s important, and what to expect over the coming months. Please follow and subscribe to THE ROCK FI ..read more
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