On Episode 175 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the Mobile Studio parked under a rainy Moab sky with Mark Hudon and Jordan Cannon. Mark and Jordan are on a great Western road trip and prepping for Mark’s attempt on the Freerider on El Cap. But here’s the thing, Mark is 63 and Jordan is 24 which makes them an odd generational couple. Hudon was a legend in the late 70s for attempting to free climb the Salathe Wall with Max Jones. If he pulls off the Freerider, Mark will certainly become the oldest climber to free El Cap and his story will come full circle to realize his ambition from 1979. And Jordan, almost as much as Mark, is determined to make that happen.
On Epsiode 174 of the Enormocast, I sit down in the mobile studio with British/Canadian duo, Jacob Cook and Bron Hodgins. This couple found each other at a sock wrestling tourney in Leeds, England and have been inseparable adventurers ever since. Jacob and Bron have laughed they’re way through expeditions from the big walls of Yosemite to the Arctic Circle and everywhere in between. These two are funny, smart, and tough as nails, and we should all be glad they found each other.
One Episode 173 of the Enormocast, Craig DeMartino returns to bask in 7 years of Enormocast glory. His original appearance, where he vividly describes his 100 footer into the turf and his recovery after a leg amputation, remains one of the top moments on the Enormocast. Craig continues to hear from folks about that gripping story. Now, 17 years out from the accident that took his leg and changed his life forever, Craig reflects on the long road to recovery, his legacy, his family life, and his role as a climbing facilitator for the disabled and injured. Calling Craig an inspiration makes him blush and get all awkward, but kicking ass as a climber and a human through such a life altering ordeal means he’s going to have to live with the title of INSPIRATION whether he likes it or not.