Enormocast 222: Harvey Wright – Heart Like an Ocean

On Episode 222 of the Enormocast, I connect with Harvey Merritt Wright. Harvey Wright is a climber, musician, and hair dresser from Vancouver, BC and the recent subject of a full length documentary film, Crux. Harvey also deals with drug and alcohol addiction. When Harvey first started climbing, he hit it hard and quickly achieved some impressive feats in Yosemite and as far away as the Lotus Flower Tower. His renaissance from the party life to the climbing life cleaned him up and garnered the attention of his film maker friends, Casey Dubois and Zac Hoffman. But then the pandemic hit, lockdowns ensued, and the cracks were revealed as Harvey slid back into alcohol and drugs. Now, Harvey is realizing that climbing, though helpful as a piece of his therapy, won’t be the magical cure for his ailing mental health that he and Casey and Zac had hoped. Nevertheless, Harvey continues to learn to love himself and pursue a love of climbing that will serve him through the decades.

Harvey’s music at Spotify

Crux at Facebook

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Episode 208: Margo Talbot – Climbing Through the Pain.

On Episode 208 of the Enormocast, I have a very enjoyable and inspiring talk with ice climber and author, Margo Talbot. Margo is Canadian and based out of Canmore, Alberta. In her memoir, All That Glitters, Margo reveals that she had a youth of drug addiction, depression, and suicidal tendencies but found climbing ice to be therapy she needed to start to face her demons. Instead of using climbing to hide her trauma, ice climbing gave her strength to dig at the roots of her addiction and depression. Finally overcoming her loneliness and darkness with the help of good friends, deep introspection, and the peaks surrounding Canmore, Margo now helps teach others to heal their own trauma by her example.

More about Margo: margotalbot.com

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