The Enormocast: a climbing podcast
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A Slice of the Climbing Life.
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Episode 123: Kitty Calhoun – The Mountains are Calling. - The Enormocast: a climbing podcast
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On Episode 123 of the Enormocast, I it down in Cody, Wyoming at the Cody Ice Fest with alpinist Kitty Calhoun. Kitty grew up in “society” in South Carolina, but quickly learned to live simply and love the mountains. The late 70s found her bumbling up ice climbs in Vermont and dreaming of big peaks. By the 80s and 90s, Kitty was guiding worldwide and mounting small expeditions to climb gnarly peaks like Makalu in Nepal. After raising a boy and a stint away from big mountains, Kitty is back in the saddle for expedition climbing. She’s also thrown her hat in the ring as part owner of Chicks With Picks, where she tries to teach women climbers to be just as determined and capable as herself.
Kitty’s Ted Talk
Rated 5 out of
Kalous has created not just a good climbing podcast, but in total - just great radio! I am consistently impressed with how he is able to seamlessly ask probing, far-reaching questions of his guests that go beyond climbing into the underlying aspects of life. He never misses a beat and is very natural on air - nothing sounds rehearsed or overly produced. He is extremely talented in a way that only becomes apparent in contrast to other shows - in general this show feels like eavesdropping on just a great conversation by the bonfire or in the coffee shop. Highlights include Tommy Caldwell, Angie Payne, Kelly Cortes and Honnold of course, but the best shows IMO are with Craig Demartino and Kevin Landolt. The Landolt show transcends podcast status - it's beyond moving.
Date published: 2016-11-29