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.

As usual listen via the player below. Better again go via iTunes, or to Stitcher Radio, or on Spotify. If you like the podcast, I'd really appreciate it if you would subscribe via one of these services. That way the shows will download automatically. That way it won't just be shows from famous people who get heard, but also the less famous who will be equally interesting (or boring).

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.

As usual listen via the player below. Better again go via iTunes, or to Stitcher Radio, or on Spotify. If you like the podcast, I'd really appreciate it if you would subscribe via one of these services. That way the shows will download automatically. That way it won't just be shows from famous people who get heard, but also the less famous who will be equally interesting (or boring).

Cheers all,

Niall x

JCPC 034 Molly Thompson-Smith

Buenos Dias muchachas, welcome to Jam Crack Podcast. This sweek we have one of the young stars of the British competition scene, Molly Thompson-Smith coming atcha both barrels. 

Molly takes you inside the game of comps and we get to see what climbing looks like to a nineteen-year-old London plastic puller. And loads more besides. 

So whacha waiting for? Lissen on the playa below, or get the hell on over iTunes this very instant.

And spread the Jaaaaammmmm.

iTunage here:

JCPC 032 John Allen

He's The Boss. 

The Boss. John Allen put up most of the best routes on gritstone. In the 1970s, as a teenager, he sizzled up most of grit's coolest lines and led the charge in what was later called the Gritstone Renaissance. Then in the 1980s he upped the technical standards of the day by styling what are today's prized ticks for any boulderer and high baller. 

Listen via the player below, or in iTunes.

iTunes below.

JCPC 031 Ruth Jenkins

She smashed it in the mid-90s, one of the first UK women to climb the magical 8a, when not that many women in the world did that. Then she pioneered 8a+ and 8b in the UK. Her ascent of Zeke the Freak, Ben Moon's 8b at Rubicon, was not bettered for many many years. Hear her crack on.

Lissen on the player below, or on iTunes.

Spread the word, tubes.

iTunage.

JCPC 028 Maddy Cope

It's that time again, I'm afraid.

This week we have for you the life and times of Maddy Cope. With a free ascent of El Capitan via the notorious Freerider, sport redpoints up to 8b, Maddy is among the most accomplished all rounders in the land. Yet you don’t hear much about this young gun. Perhaps this young gun has a silencer fitted? Let's hear her story.

Listen on the playa below, or go on over to iTunes.

iTunesness here

JCPC 024 Andy Parkin

Badass alpinist cat, committed artist, lovely guy Andy Parkin lays it on the line this episode. Andy is an utter legend in the mountaineering world, setting standards, walking the walk and living a life of utmost commitment which shows itself most obviously in his mountaineering approach. It's virtually impossible to find out what Andy has done - how cool is that?