Episode 31: Chris Wright & Exploratory Technical Alpinism
On this episode: associations, similar breeds of dork, and exploratory technical alpinism. We’re talking with Chris Wright, IFMGA certified mountain guide, amateur cocktail wiz, and all-around great alpinist.Show Notes00:35 – Introducing Chris Wright06:05 – “Accidentally” moving to Oregon10:49 – Experiences climbing abroad14:20 – Chris’ favorite kind of climbing15:55 – First ascent of Link Sar23:49 – Getting to the base of the mountain32:55 – Climbing with partners 30 years older41:14 – Personal climbing vs guiding climbs44:12 – Ski touring in Norway51:18 – What’s next?53:00 – Favorite climbs and trips60:00 – Top 3 favorite activities to do in Bend during the winterMentioned in this ShowIMFMGA is the International Federation of Mountain Guides AssociationsSmith Rock State ParkFirst Ascent of Link SarThe Piolet d’OrYou can find Chris Wright at nowclimbing.com and on Instagram @now_climbingConnect with us!Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/ Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThereOur Co-hostsJason Fitzpatrick – IG: @themuirprojectSaveria Tilden – IG: @adventuruswomen web: AdventurUsWomen.comJeff Hester – IG: @thesocalhiker web: SoCalHiker.netTheme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music. The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.