One of the most incredible things about pursuing a passion for the outdoors is a chance to let the adventures you have change you. Regardless of your sport(s) of choice, many of us have life-altering experiences in nature, and I had one of those on Mount Rainier in 2010. During a twitter chat last month, I connected with Chris, @Last_Adventurer, and we shared a mutual love for the massive stratovolcano. Though it's been almost three years since my Summit for Someone climb up Rainier with Big City Mountaineers, Chris offered me a chance to talk about the mountain, my experience, the climb, and more on a podcast he co-hosts with Matt, @thepeakseeker. (Matt climbed Rainier a few years before I did via the same route, though not in the same weather conditions!) From Matt and Chris:
In Ice Axe We Trust (IIAWT) is a bi-monthly podcast that is designed to delve into and discuss all aspects of mountaineering – from novice to expert skill levels, from trailhead to summit, and from sea level to sky. IIAWT airs twice per month and touches on a wide range of topics that deal with hiking, mountaineering and climbing. IIAWT is hosted by two guys who eat, sleep and dream mountaineering, The Last Adventurer and The Peak Seeker, along with a rotating selection of mountaineering luminaries, climbers, adventurers, and aspiring members of the mountaineering community.
If you've got a passion for climbing and mountaineering, you'll want to tune in live on Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00pm PST (11:00pm EST) for the episode I'll be a part of! Click here to listen in. If you miss it, you can visit IIAWT website for archived episodes.
If you've climbed Mount Rainier, or even if you haven't, what would you like to hear us talk about on IIAWT? Leave a comment!