Enormocast Tweener: Bronwyn Hodgins and Jacob Cook’s Greenland Odyssey

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On this in-between ep of the Enormocast, I reconnect with Bron Hodgins and Jacob Cook to get a great trip report on their summer 2022 climbing and paddling expedition to Greenland. On Bron’s last Enormocast from August 2022, she was literally days away from departure when we recorded. The expedition was 40 days give or take, involved 6 team members, and was done by inflatable kayak and foot. Several walls were climbed, including a first ascent on the massive Kaersorsuak (Sanderson’s Hope).

Enormocast 250: Ryan Devlin – The Struggle is Real(ly) a Climbing Podcast

On Episode 250 of the Enormocast, I connect with fellow climbing podcaster, Ryan Devlin. Among many far greater and meaningful accomplishments, Ryan created and runs The Struggle Climbing Podcast. As the name implies, Ryan talks with prominent climbers about not so much their moments of triumph as their moments of struggle. He hopes that we huddled masses floundering on the warm-ups can learn from the struggles of the greats. Also, Ryan and I discuss his successful career in Hollywood and his philanthropic endeavors, and of course, his climbing. All in all, a fun podcast summit between the podcasting FNG (Ryan) and the crusty SOB (me) about life behind the mic.

Enormocast 249: Seb Berthe- Sailing the Seas of Granite

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On Episode 249 of the Enormocast, I connect to Europe to talk with Belgian climber, Sébastien Berthe. After making a personal choice reduce his carbon footprint by avoiding air travel, Seb made a bold and admittedly somewhat quixotic journey to climb the Dawn wall last fall/winter via sailboat. Though he and Siebe Vanhee did not free climb the Dawn Wall, Seb’s nine-month excursion shore to shore was filled with adventure, successful climbs, and personal revelation. Seb and I both fanboy on Nico Favresse a little bit, and then Seb fills us in on why Belgium creates such badass and joyful climbers. Hint: its Nico’s fault.

Seb on the Nose