All Things Climbing
About This Show
Welcome to Blister’s weekly climbing podcast. I’m Dave Alie, the climbing editor at Blister, and host of All Things Climbing. Like most climbers, I was immediately smitten by the sport when I first found it. But in the years since, the community and culture the surrounds climbing has proved itself to be as interesting and influential in shaping my life as the actual climbing itself. For so many of us, it’s the reason climbing makes the leap from fun hobby to all-consuming lifestyle obsession. This show is about that community and culture. We’ll cover major events, prominent trends in the sport, gear and equipment, and the individuals that make climbing’s community so colorful.
Most Recent Episode
Reviewing Portraits of Climbing Legends in "The Climbers" (Ep. 8)
Photographer Jim Herrington's new photo book "The Climbers" is an undeniably compelling portrait collection of many of the most influential climbers of the 20th century, including Fred Beckey, Yvon Chouinard, John Gill, Cesare Maestri, John Long, Jeff Lowe, and many more. Grand Prize Winner at the Banff Book Awards, "The Climbers" serves as an important tribute to those who paved the way for the sport as we know it today. Dave and Luke take a close look at the pictures and review clips from Luke’s interview with Jim.TheClimbersBook.comJimHerrington.comTOPICS & TIMES:Dave and Luke discussing the style in the photographs (1:20)Luke's interviewing incompetence (3:51)The origin of "The Climbers" (4:50)The Fred Beckey portrait (7:05)Are these photos about decay? (9:30)Jim's response to theme of morbidity (10:00)Dave's response to theme of morbidity (12:15)Luke's response to theme of morbidity (14:50)The role of the book in the climbing community (17:05)Outro (19:00)Outtake (19:36)