About This Show
The MTNmeister podcast presents interviews with the most inspiring, motivating, and influential athletes in outdoor sports. In a half hour, you’ll explore topics which transcend sport: overcoming adversity, stepping outside of your comfort zone, persevering through hardship, weighing risk vs. reward, and more. MTNmeister delivers extreme examples of these topics through the guests we host: mountaineers, ultramarathoners, Paralympians, Olympians, rock climbers, skiers, and more. Join the host of MTNmeister, Ben Schenck, as he asks thought provoking questions that you won’t hear on a typical interview. Also, every MTNmeister will recommend the best gear, resources, and destinations that will assist you in your own adventures.
Most Recent Episode
#204 Steve House | Ridge Merino
Of all of the guest requests that I receive from listeners, Steve House is the name that comes up most. Steve is one of the most respected alpine climbers of this generation. In a time when establishing a quantity of summits has a certain superficial appeal, Steve stays committed to quality. He moves through the mountains in light and fast style, and through his programs like Alpine Mentors and Uphill Athlete, he teaches other climbers to do the same. In this interview, we’ll profile his introduction to climbing, the importance of mentors, and his approach to training. He’ll also talk about an accident in 2010 that left him stranded on the wall. After Steve's interview, I’ll speak with Jeff and Susan Russell, the founders of Ridge Merino, in our Company Spotlight segment. Jeff Russell was heading up soft goods at Armada when he realized that all of the Armada athletes - when they weren’t at photoshoots - wore merino baselayers instead of the synthetic ones that Armada produced. Jeff and Susan set out to make youthful, cost effective merino base layers to fill the void. Get 20% off with the code "meister" at https://www.ridgemerino.com/ This episode is supported by Health IQ, an insurance company that uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people. healthiq.com/meister Links: Training for the New Alpinism - https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Mountain-Steve-House/dp/0980122775 Beyond the Mountain - https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Mountain-Steve-House/dp/0980122775 Uphill Athlete - https://www.uphillathlete.com/ Skyward Mountaineering - http://skywardmountaineering.com/ Alpine Mentors - https://www.alpinementors.org/
Episodes of This Show
Oct 4, 2017
Rated 5 out of
Russel & Ben do a great job interviewing their guests by asking thoughtful questions. Their interviews of amazing people inspire and motivate me!
Date published: 2014-07-30