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 156: Dean Fidelman – Film, Like Love, Takes Time Part 2.

LISTEN TO PART 1 HERE.

On Episode 156 of the Enormocast, we find the second half of an interview with artist, photographer, climber, historian, Dean Fidelman. Dean was/is a Stonemaster, was/is a Stone Monkey – the only guy to really span those two distant eras. His climbing odyssey began in the early 70s at Stony Point in Los Angeles, and 40 some years later, Dean remains dedicated to living the dream in Yosemite, a place he found not long after beginning climbing. Now Dean is striving to chronicle all the history he has seen through the lens of his camera and hoping to mentor those who will capture the epic climbing history of today and tomorrow.

The LAST Stone Nudes Kickstarter

Dean’s Oeuvre:

The Iron Age: Yosemite in the 50s

The Now Out-of-Print Stonemasters Book

The Also Out-of-Print Stone Nudes Art in Motion Book

John Yablonski in Josh Photo: Fidelman

Erica in Yosemite. Photo: Fidelman

Dean Potter. Photo: Fidelman

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Episode 155: Dean Fidelman – Film, Like Love, Takes Time Part 1.

On Episode 155 of the Enormocast, I sit down in Lynn Hill‘s office with artist, photographer, climber, historian, Dean Fidelman. Dean was/is a Stonemaster, was/is a Stone Monkey – the only guy to really span those two distant eras. His climbing odyssey began in the early 70s at Stony Point in Los Angeles, and 40 some years later, Dean remains dedicated to living the dream in Yosemite, a place he found not long after beginning climbing. Now Dean is striving to chronicle all the history he has seen through the lens of his camera and hoping to mentor those who will capture the epic climbing history of today and tomorrow.

The LAST Stone Nudes Kickstarter

Dean’s Oeuvre:

The Iron Age: Yosemite in the 50s

The Now Out-of-Print Stonemasters Book

The Also Out-of-Print Stone Nudes Art in Motion Book

Dean Potter on Separate Reality. Photo: Fidelman

In Santa Cruz. Photo: Fidelman

John Bachar in Joshua Tree. Photo: Fidelman

 

 

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