Episode 140: Nalle Hukkataival – Going Beyond.

Photo: Kevin Smith

On Episode 140 of the Enormocast, I sit down with World Citizen by way of Finland, Nalle Hukkataival. Much to my surprise, we found ourselves discussing at great length a single boulder problem, Burden of Dreams, something I never would have expected on the Enormocast. However, as we delve into Nalle’s send of what is currently the only problem rated V17 in the world, we found incredible terrain for examining motivation and resolve. Nalle explains the depth of reserves he had to call on to complete the project and the long fight with doubt. Nalle also talks about how he got into climbing in the flat land of Finland, and why bouldering is the way. Nalle is on top of his game, and it was a pleasure to talk to an absolute master.

Burden of Dreams film (The Lapnor Project). 

Nalle’s Website



5 Replies to “Episode 140: Nalle Hukkataival – Going Beyond.”

  1. What an incredible episode. It’s not often we get to hear such insight into the life of a boulderer, the mind of a boulderer, and the process of sending the hardest boulder so far done.

  2. Hi,

    Great episode, it is amazing to hear that he dedicated so much time on one problem. I have a question about the guy that Nalle was inspired by, what is his name? I have tried to play that part of the episode back and forth when he pronounces it but I can´t hear the name :)?

    PS! I just found out about your pod a couple of weeks ago and it is a goldmine. Now I listen to it all the time on my way to the office. You bring me to the crags and the mountains in my mind. Instead of just sitting on the bus on the freeway looking apathetic I sit there with a smile and that is awesome.

    Thank you

    Johan from Stockholm, Sweden

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