On Episode 206, we get down to climbing talk and climbing stories with Andres Marin. Andres was born and grew up in the mountains of Colombia, but immigrated to the US as a young man. Ending up in Grand Junction, Colorado, Andres was quickly drawn to the climbing opportunities in his back yard. Soon, he found himself guiding Mt. Rainier over and over and over (and over) again. Finally, he wound up as a consummate guide in Ouray, Colorado and then on the North Face team. Andres has been drawn to all forms of climbing, with alpinism and ice climbing being his bread and butter. First ascents world wide dot his resume amid years of desert climbing and technical Rocky Mountain ice. Good for a laugh and a crazy story, Andres Marin is the kind of climber you want at your campfire.
On Episode 79 of the Enormocast, I get a decent recording from the live event at Mountain Gear‘s Red Rock Rendezvous. This premier climbing festival brings in hundreds for clinics, climbing, music, beer, and…well, lots of beer. My guests Libby Sauter, Ethan Pringle, and Andres Marin talked about fear, and in Ethan’s case loathing, from the stage while a dyno comp went down not meters away. But my guests captivated the crowd with tales of the Pakistani Death Loop, La Reina Mora, and a lesson on how to STFU. Good times at a great event.