On Episode 181, I sit down with climber, industry insider, and amputee, Malcolm Daly. Malcolm is a lifer who has been steeped in climbing culture and the climbing industry since the late 60s. Among so many profound achievements, he somewhat haphazardly found himself at the forefront of US bouldering while in Fort Collins and started the gear company Trango. Perhaps most profoundly, Malcolm lost a leg to a severe climbing accident in 1999. This prompted him to help start Paradox Sports with the idea of helping disabled folks approach climbing and outdoor sports as “normally” as possible. Overall, Malcolm is a survivor in life and in business whose positivity has propelled him through life with a quick smile and a laugh.
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.