February 2, 2021

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 Notes

  • 00:35 – Introducing Chris Wright
  • 06:05 – “Accidentally” moving to Oregon
  • 10:49 – Experiences climbing abroad
  • 14:20 – Chris’ favorite kind of climbing
  • 15:55 – First ascent of Link Sar
  • 23:49 – Getting to the base of the mountain
  • 32:55 – Climbing with partners 30 years older
  • 41:14 – Personal climbing vs guiding climbs
  • 44:12 – Ski touring in Norway
  • 51:18 – What’s next?
  • 53:00 – Favorite climbs and trips
  • 60:00 – Top 3 favorite activities to do in Bend during the winter

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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.

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