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.
On Episode 76 of the Enormocast, I sit down deep in the heart of Catalunya with American climber Ethan Pringle. A wary and weary Ethan sits down to bare his soul about his motivations as a pro climber. Its not all proud sends and free shoes in Ethanlandia. Ethan talks about the evolution of his career, his highs and lows as a climber, and fighting the worse parts of his nature. He wonders openly about his future, his place in the community, and where climbing will fit in down the road. Finally, Ethan tells of eating his first really big juicy burger in Greenland with Mike Libecki.