Episode 107: Mike Libecki – Passion for Adventure.

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Mike in Greenland during the Year of the Dragon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Episode 107 of the Enormocast, I sit down in an office in Carbondale with expedition climber, explorer, and super-dad, Mike Libecki. Mike was once just a Yosemite climbing- bum like so many before him, but then he found expedition climbing and his fate was sealed. 60+ expeditions later and first ascents in far-flung locals such as Baffin Island, Greenland, Madagascar, and Afghanistan, Mike is still going strong and pulling his daughter along with him in his life of exploration. 100 expeditions are his goal, and after that? More trips, we suppose. “Never ration passion!” is Mike’s saying du jour, and he lives that every damn day.

Mike’s Website.

More about Mike.

About Mike’s Film Poumaka.

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Episode 106: Live from Bonfire Coffee 2016 w/ Cedar Wright, Leici Hendrix, and Jen Altschul.

The Panelists: Leici Hendrix, Jen Altschul, Cedar Wright.

The Panelists: Leici Hendrix, Jen Altschul, Cedar Wright.

On Episode 106 of the Enormocast, join Chris and guests Cedar Wright, Leici Hendrix, and Jen Altschul for a live listener mail from Bonfire Coffee in downtown Carbondale, CO. We discuss various questions concerning love on the rocks, lowering vs rappelling off anchors, and more. Wonky and freewheeling, you never know what you’re going to get from the live ones.

Cedar Wright

Leici Hendrix

Jen Altschul at Dirtbag Diaries

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Episode 105: Will Stanhope – Real Men Don’t Cry (Mostly).

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On Episode 105, I sit down for a trip down memory lane with Canadian hero Will Stanhope. After cutting his teeth in Squamish, Will, and his buddy Jason Kruk, took Canadian climbing up a notch or two in the last decade. In an era of hotshot boulderers and sport climbers, Will took the opposite track towards big trad climbing and heady leads. Humble almost to a fault, Will continues to pull off hard leads in a style that hearkens back to the Golden Age more than the Internet Age. What’s more, he’s willing to buy you a Kokonee if you send his routes in better style. (Hey, Kokanee! Sponsor this guy already!).

Will’s Website

Will sounding sooper-dooper Canadian, eh, while trying the Cobra Crack, eh.

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Will and Matt celebrating in the Bugaboos. Or maybe its just another afternoon broing out?

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Will on the Beauty pitch on the Prophet.

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Episode 104: Ines Papert – Walking the The Beautiful Line.

On episode 104, I sit down in the Mobile Studio with German climber, Ines Papert. Ines started like many by hiking in her local mountains in Bavaria. But one day she decided walking around cliff faces sucked, and her fate was sealed. She has since become one of the top mixed ice climbers, a strong alpinist, and a top notch rock climber. Her proudest achievement? Raising up a 15 year old kid who loves the the outdoors, accordion, and big trucks. Climbing and exploration go hand in hand with being a mom for Ines.

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Ines in her elements.

Ines’ Website

Ines on Riders on the Storm

Write up of the Riders Trip

A Trippy Version of Riders on the Storm

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Episode 103: Stacy Bare- All We Need is Love, Climbing.

Photos: Abazar Khayemi

On Episode 103, I sit down with dad, husband, climber, skier, and Iraq War vet, Stacy Bare. Stacy is fresh off a trip to Angola with Alex Honnold, but he wants you to know that he’s really not a very good climber. Not good at all. So why did Honnold agree to go to Angola with him? Because he asked. Stacy found climbing while dancing on the edge of the void with booze, cocaine, and thoughts of suicide. The focus of climbing and the community around it brought him back from that edge, and his wife and child, Wilder, have kept him on stable footing ever since. Also, his day job leading kids, veterans, and so many others in the outdoors helps his stoke immensely. Oh, and lets talk about clearing landmines by hand while we’re at it.

Veteran Outreach at Sierra Club Outdoors

Stacy’s old job clearing ordinance with the Halo Trust

 

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