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Welcome to Basecamp, a place where dirtbags, mountaineering legends and amateurs alike meet up to swap stories and share their passion for climbing, whatever the style. Hosted by Brandon Pullan, a climber and the Editor in Chief of Gripped magazine. Production of Basecamp ceased in June 2016.

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From Banff Centre Radio
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2017-05-09 11:43
last episode published
2016-06-03 22:52
publication frequency
18.95 days
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Number of Episodes
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
3.06.2016

Ep 21: Kelly Cordes

Kelly Cordes won the 2015 Banff Mountain Book Festival’s Jon Whyte Award for The Tower, his non-fiction account of climbing Cerro Torre. In this episode he tells host Brandon Pullan about the paths his research took him down while writing. He also give...
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31.05.2016

Ep 20: Greg Child

In this episode Brandon speaks with writer and climber Greg Child. The conversation ranges from his controversial photograph of a dead climber, to what not to do when sharing a tent on the side of a mountain. He is the author of several mountaineering...
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25.05.2016

Ep 19: Lydia Bradey

Lydia Bradey is now known as the first woman to summit Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen. In this episode, she tells host Brandon Pullan about her controversial summit, what prevented her climb from being recognized for years, and the backlash sh...
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18.05.2016

Ep 18: Colin Haley

On this episode, Brandon talks to Seattle/Squamish based alpinist, Colin Haley, who discusses realizing (in pioneering fashion) his teenage dream to climb Argentina's famed Cerro Torre and why he gave up drugs and alcohol. #basecamp
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10.05.2016

Ep 17: Katie Ives

Katie Ives, the Editor-in-Chief of Alpinist magazine, talks about her childhood dreams of climbing mountains. Her chat with Basecamp host Brandon Pullan covers the state of climbing media and literature, and working through the bankruptcy and relaunch ...
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2.05.2016

Ep 16: David Lama

On this episode, Brandon sits down with climbing star, David Lama, who became the first person to free climb the Cerro Torre wall in Patagonia, considered by many to be the hardest alpine climbing route in the world. #basecamp
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3.03.2016

Ep 15: Tommy Caldwell

Professional climber Tommy Caldwell doesn't like when climbers take the sport, or themselves, too seriously. In this episode of Basecamp, he tells Brandon Pullan about writing his book, climbing the Dawn Wall and how Yosemite changed traditional climbi...
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1.03.2016

Ep 14: Alex Honnold

Host Brandon Pullan chats with Alex Honnold, one of the best-known climbers in the world, about his memoir, Alone on the Wall, and free solo climbing. Honnold shares the stories behind a number of the speed climbing records he holds at just 30 years ol...
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28.01.2016

Ep 13: Eric and Elise Sethna

On this episode, Brandon talks to Banff-bred siblings Eric and Elise Sethna, who are members of Canada's National and World Cup climbing teams. They discuss mental training, how to win while also being in school full time and why they love competition....
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4.01.2016

Ep 12: Majka Burhardt

Climber, writer and environmental activist Majka Burhardt talks to Brandon Pullan about her transition from rock and ice climber to environmental activist, and her fascination with what's beyond the climb. #basecamp
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30.11.2015

Ep 11: Bernadette McDonald

In this episode, Basecamp explores how Slovenia's national identity is tied to a mountain. Brandon Pullan speaks with Bernadette McDonald about climbing Slovenia's highest peak. Her book about the experience, Alpine Warriors, won Best Mountaineering Hi...
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12.11.2015

Ep 10: Jules Lines

On this episode, Basecamp goes live in front of an audience at the 40th Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Brandon takes to the stage with accomplished British rock climber Jules Lines, who talks about his adventures soloing, what it’s like to walk...
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29.10.2015

Ep 09: (BONUS EPISODE) Andrew Wexler

On this bonus episode, Brandon talks to IFMGA guide Andrew Wexler who seems to be living the life, spending summers in Chamonix, France, and winters in the Bugaboos in the Canadian Rockies. Andrew speaks about his risky adventures, including a near-tra...
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23.10.2015

Ep 08: Ed Douglas

On this episode, Brandon sits down with climber and celebrated alpine author Ed Douglas. Ed writes for the UK's Observer and Guardian. He's also penned numerous biographies about some of the biggest names in the climbing community, including Tenzing No...
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14.10.2015

Ep 07: Margo Talbot

Brandon Pullan talks to Margo Talbot. Margo credit ice climbing for helping her out of a drug addction. She is a guide, and author of the acclaimed 2011 memoir, All That Glitters: A Climber's Journey Through Addiction and Depression. #basecamp
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27.09.2015

Ep 06: Andrew Brash

On this episode, Brandon Pullan talks to Calgary-based climber Andrew Brash about his experiences on Mount Everest, including a 2006 expedition Brash abandoned in order to save a climber who had been left for dead below the summit. #basecamp
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14.09.2015

Ep 05: Hazel Findlay

On this episode, Brandon talks to UK climber, Hazel Findlay -- the first female to climb an E9 grade route. Hazel discusses her early climbing experiences and what she wants from her career. #basecamp
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25.08.2015

Ep 04: K6 West and The Piolet d'or

On this episode Brandon talks to climbers Raphel Slawinski and Ian Wellstead who won one of climbings most prestigious prizes - the Piolet d'or - for pioneering a new route up Pakistan's K6 West in 2013. He also talks to climber Jesse Huey, who dropped...
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31.07.2015

Ep 03: David Chaundy-Smart

On this episode, Brandon talks to climber and Gripped magazine editorial director David Chaundy-Smart about his engaging memoir, A Youth Wasted Climbing. It's a coming-of-age story looking back at the fertile and influential Ontario rock climbing scene...
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24.07.2015

Ep 02: Everest Climber Sharon Wood

Sharon Wood is the first woman from North America to summit Everest. She tells host Brandon Pullan what the experience was like and how she wishes people would just stop asking her about it. And hear her open up about being a female climber in the 1970...
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21.07.2015

Ep 01: Sufferfest Climber Cedar Wright

Cedar Wright is a professional climber and filmmaker (Valley Uprising, Sufferfest 1 and 2), set speed records on the Sentinel in Yosemite, and is one of the few to free climb El Capitan in less than a day. He was in Banff premiering Sufferfest 2, in wh...
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2.05.2015

Preview Basecamp - The Podcast

Welcome to Basecamp, a place where dirtbags, mountaineering legends and amateurs alike meet up to swap stories and share their passion for climbing, whatever the style. Hosted by Brandon Pullan, a climber and the senior editor of Gripped magazine. #bas...
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