JCPC 058 Ned Feehally

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He’s one half of the Beastmaker team, and one of the strongest climbers in the UK. Ned Feehally has added some of the country’s hardest problems, bouldered up to Font 8C, done well in comps and pushed the art of highball bouldering as far as it’s been pushed. Yet he remains backstage and keeps his climbing to himself. Let’s hear what this dark horse has to say.

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Niall x


JCPC 057 Shirin Shabestari

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Brothers and sisters,.

I first met Shirin about three years ago at the premiere of her film, Damavand, where she recalled childhood exploits into her native Iranian mountains with her father, and how much their freedom meant to a young girl in that culture. It showed her return in later life to climb Iran’s highest peak, Damavand. We chat around these subjects and how this one climb changed the direction of Shirin’s life, and how climbing sustained her through the results of this change in direction..

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Niall x

JCPC 055 Gary Gibson

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O come all ye faithful.

Britain's most prolific new router, most dedicated bolter and most obsessive Stranglers fan talks about life and near death. Gary has added more new routes than you and me put together, that’s for sure. Unless you have added 4,683 cos I’ve only done 17.

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Niall x

JCPC 054 Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon

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Yo Crackpots,

Dream episode for me. Nick Dixon and Johnny Dawes snuggle up under Nesscliffe’s bulk to talk Cloggy, Gogarts, Morphic resonance and above all, have a crack. This is Jam Crack gold.

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Niall x


JCPC 053 Ben Silvestre reads Gogarth

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Ben Silvestre reads Student of Sand about doing Ludwig, E6 6b, on Gogarth's Yellow Wall, and a poem about living in a van.

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Niall x

JCPC 052 Michael Duffy

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Heads up, heads.

In our continuing Irish theme, this week Jam Crack Climbing Podcast brings you Michael Duffy. Michael has been a cornerstone of the Irish climbing scene since he was 14 years old and he continues to thrive and develop. In the later years he has pushed bouldering in Ireland, nudging standards towards the Font 8C mark. Legend. In this hour we chat about entering the scene, influences, bouldering, sport climbing and, of course, soul. It’s mega, I swear.

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Niall x

JCPC 051 Story - In Fairness

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Weekend bonus story time.

I’m pumping out weekend short stories. This weekend Andy Moles reads his own story, In Fairness, about Fair Head. Check out episode 49, the interview with Calvin Torrand, for context..

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Niall x

JCPC 050 Mick Fowler

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What an honour!

This week we welcome to Jam Crack Climbing Podcast Mick Fowler, Britain's most celebrated adventure mountaineer of the last decades. He talks about loose seacliffs, Scottish winter, the London scene, expeditions and cancer.

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Niall x


JCPC 049 Calvin Torrans Interview

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This guy’s the don, swear to God. The Godfather of Funk of Irish climbing. A gentleman, a scholar and an acrobat. Calvin Torrans is the Source.

I very recommend you listen to this.

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Niall x



JCPC 048 The Right Thing by Mark and Gus

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Oh dear, I got a bit of a tough story for you this week.

Gus Hudgins reads and produces Mark Hundleby’s gritstone yarn from the 1990s, The Right Thing. Can you do the right thing for the right reasons? These guys can.

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JCPC 047 Natalie Berry

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Scottish-based crusher Natalie Berry gives her thoughts on the world of climbing as seen through the lens of her competition experience and role as something to do with UKClimbing, exactly what, I can’t remember.

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JCPC 046 Jim Herrington

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Crack one off this week with American rock and roll photographer turned climbing photographer, Jim Herrington. Jim tells the story of producing his book, The Climbers, with yarns about Jeff Lowe, Warren Harding, Ricardo Cassin, Voytek Wojciech Kurtyka and Dolly Parton. Check out the book here..

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Cheers all,

Niall x

JCPC 045 Paul Pritchard reads The Totem Pole

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Gleeting!

This week on Jam Crack Climbing Podcast, friend of the show reads the opening chapter rom his classic book, The Totem Pole. Paul has updated and republished this book. Find out how to get a copy here.

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Niall x

JCPC 044 Mina Leslie-Wujastyk

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Why helllloooooo.

This seek, you lovely people, we have MLW (god, I'm so tired typing out her big massive and desperately hard name) telling us loads of things from the inside of her head. I think you'll like it a lot.

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Cheers all,

Niall x

JCPC 043 Nick Bullock reads Tides

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Bad news: if the image led you to click on the link in the hope of hearing a podcast from the amazing climber in the photo. I'm afraid this week's episode of Jam Crack Climbing Podcast is all about Nick Bullock. Nick is one of the UK's most committed alpinists and has spent many years pushing his limits in the mountains as well as pushing his writing back home.

Our Nick reads three excerpts from his brand new book, Tides. Get it here.

The good news is that if it was Honnold you wanted, then find him here.

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Cheers all,

Niall x

JCPC 042 Steve McClure

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AND WE'RE BACK!

Where the hell were you? I've been waiting for you?

As I hope you noticed, the Jam Crack Climbing Podcast has taken a bit of a break. (By the way, Jon Chitt, who works with me, and who is about 11 times smarter than me, says that by calling it the Jam Crack Climbing Podcast, instead of just Jam Crack Podcast, with help in SEO. So there!) And we are all set with a whole heap of great interviews and stories lined up for you cats.

First off we have Britain's best climber, Steve McClure - although James McHaffie keeps telling me he's the best but if he's so good how come he doesn't have more sponsors, eh? It was fab sitting down with this gnarly old character and look backwards and forwards, inside and out. He's a chilled and thoughtful dude. Check it out.

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Cheers all,

Niall x