Episode 97: Jay Smith – A Climber for All Seasons.

Jay Smith andhis mustache.

Jay Smith and his mustache.

On Episode 97 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a limping Mobile Studio with alpinist, and all-around climber, Jay Smith. Jay and I get through his discomfort to talk about his early climbing, his vast motivation for first ascents, rigging, and best partners. Jay may or may not have sanctioned himself Clint-Eastwood-style by revealing classified intel about Navy Seal training. Jay is more at home freezing on a Himalayan peak than talking about himself, but his personality shines through in this hour in the Mobile Studio.

Since there’s basically nothing on the internet about Jay Smith, the climber, here’s a video of Jay Smith, the Swedish Country singer.

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7 Responses to Episode 97: Jay Smith – A Climber for All Seasons.

  1. DPreiss says:

    Nice unassuming personality in today’s sometimes ego centric world

  2. Mike says:

    This was one of my favorite episodes, excellent job Chris.

  3. James says:

    Chris, wow that was so great to hear! I started climbing in Tahoe in the 80s. Jay Smith was one of the local guys that a noob like me looked up to. Really loved your NRG interview with Kenny Parker and Mikey Williams as well. Fantastic stuff, keep rolling to triple digits!

  4. Gert says:

    Very good episode.
    Sounded less like an interview and more like a conversation.

    ( “A5 or whatever that means.” 😀 )

    Thank you Chris.

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