Enormocast 223: John Long – Existential Horsepower

On Episode 223 of the Enormocast, I sit down with legend, John Long. I first met Long, AKA Largo, some 25 years ago in West Los Angeles at a climbing gym. As I got to know him in that gym community, I quickly realized that the John Long I knew from his books like Gorilla Monsoon and Rock Jocks, Wall Rats, and Hang Dogs did not line up too well with the man before me. Instead of just a bombastic rock jock himself, John was thoughtful and intellectual and at the time, trying to walk away from “Largo” as an image. In his new book, Icarus Syndrome, Long reveals more of his true self to the than ever before. Though he is still John fucking Long: rock jock and adventure seeker, the John Long of today has matured into a true statesmen of the sport and a better writer than he’s ever been.

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Episode 51: Lynn Hill- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Part 1

Me, Asa, and yes, that's Lynn Hill, at the Psicobloc comp in Park City.
Lynn, Asa Firestone, and little ol’ me at the Psicobloc comp this summer.

On Episode 51, I have posted up the first half of a far-reaching interview with legend Lynn Hill. In this installment, Lynn talks about her near death experience, her beginnings in So Cal, and her association with some of the greats from those halcyon days in the 70s in Josh. She also reveals why she was so attracted to John Long (spoiler: its the muscles).

Buy her book at lynnhillclimbing.com

 

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