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Mountain Air 17. Maria Granberg on Pain Caves and Sufferfests

As both a high altitude mountaineer and a behavioural scientist, Swedish adventure athlete Maria Granberg has an interesting take on how people face suffering, learn to confront fears, and master that ever-elusive goal of being 'present' in the moment, as Dan Aspel discovers in the latest episode of Mountain Air.


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Mountain Air - 16. Patrick Davies: The Diplomat Who Walked the Length of Britain

After a spell working alongside the Trump administration, perhaps it's no surprise that ex-diplomat Patrick Davies wanted a complete change in direction. Long distance walking gave him just that, he tells Dan Aspel, in the latest episode of the...

Mountain Air - 15. Forecasting Avalanches With Mark Diggins of SAIS

Winter's coming, and the high tops have already seen the first snow. Throughout the season, walkers, climbers and skiers will be keeping a close eye on reports from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service. So what's it...

Mountain Air - 14. Dougie Baird, Mountain Path Builder

It's a tough job, and highly skilled, but the effort and expense of building and maintaining upland paths often seems to be taken for granted. Here Dan Aspel speaks with expert Dougie Baird of the Outdoor Access Trust For Scotland, on...

Mountain Air - 13. Jamie Aarons, Fastest Munroist in History

In June 2023 Jamie Aarons set a new record for the fastest self-propelled Munro round, finishing...

Mountain Air - 12. Heavy Whalley on a Lifetime in Search and Rescue

"There's no greater feeling than finding people alive in the mountains" says David 'Heavy'...

Mountain Air - 11. Steph McKenna, Award-Winning Mountain Campaigner

In February 2023, Steph McKenna won the Fort William Mountain Festival's "Scottish Youth...

Mountain Air - 10. Kirsty Pallas on Scottish Mountain Safety

In this episode of Mountain Air, Dan Aspel meets outdoor instructor Kirsty Pallas. Members of...

Mountain Air - 9. Doug Bartholomew: Managing Beinn Eighe's Wild Spaces

Mountain Air - 8. J. Robert Harris on a Lifetime of Adventure

Mountain Air - 7. Precarious Freedom and the Cape Wrath Trail, with David Lintern

Mountain Air - 6. Rob Woodall, Britain's Greatest Peak Bagger?

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Mountain Air - 5. Sarah Douglas on Solo Summits and Camping Cockups

Mountain Air - 4. Renan Ozturk on the Sanctity of Space

Mountain Air - 3. Keri Wallace on Girls in the Hills


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Mountain Air 6. Rob Woodall, Britain's Greatest Peak Bagger?

From Munros to Marilyns, TUMPs to Ultras, Dan Aspel meets a man with perhaps more summits on his CV than anyone else in the country... if not the world.

Mountain Air 14. Dougie Baird, Mountain Path Builder

It's a tough job, and highly skilled, but the effort and expense of building and maintaining upland paths often seems to be taken for granted. Here Dan Aspel speaks with expert Dougie Baird of the Outdoor Access Trust For Scotland, on what it takes to restore...

Mountain Air 3. Keri Wallace on Girls in the Hills

In the third episode of our Mountain Air podcast, Dan Aspel talks with Glen Coe-based runner and climber Keri Wallace, co-founder of Girls on Hills, the UK's only guided hill running company aimed specifically at women. Why are so many female runners attracted...

Mountain Air 1. Sibusiso Vilane, First Black African on the Roof of the World

For the first episode of Mountain Air, a podcast series recorded in association with UKHillwalking, Dan Aspel talks with Sibusiso Vilane. In 2003 Vilane became the first black African to summit Everest, a huge deal for someone...

Mountain Air 2. Zac Poulton, the Fell Top Assessor

Mountain Air 10. Kirsty Pallas on Scottish Mountain Safety

Mountain Air 12. Heavy Whalley on a Lifetime in Search and Rescue


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