Live it Up with Mountain Life is a collection of conversations about life in the wilderness with the people who do it best.
It’s another feather in our multimedia cap. Our new podcast is a gateway to in-depth discussions about adventure, conservation, missions and mishaps, and all the great stories and inspiration nature provides. Host Feet Banks wades into the wilds with some of the outdoor world’s most intriguing characters. So sharpen your edges and oil up those chains, ‘cause you don’t wanna miss this.
S01E01 – Tim Emmett
For our inaugural foray into living it up on the airwaves, Mountain Life Coast Mountains editor Feet Banks sits down with legendary climber/alpinist Tim Emmett to talk about getting outside, getting gnarly, knowing when to pull back from a goal, and why having a kid changes the game.
“The difference between being 21 and being 47 is … I’ve had a lot of friends pass away,” says Emmett. “I’ve been to lots of funerals and I’ve dealt with a lot of parents and a lot of other people who have had to come to terms with the person they love not being there. As a result of that, I’ve seen the impact of making poor decisions. For me on this trip to Everest, it was a no-brainer. As soon as I saw the picture, which was taken by one of the sherpas I’d just been climbing with the day before, I could tell by the way he looked at me as he showed me the photo that he was concerned. And he’s got 18 Everest summits…”
Listen to Feet and Tim’s conversation and other episodes here or on your favourite podcast platforms.