Mountain

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Jackie Greaves survives for two nights during a big winter storm. She’s finally found by a search and rescue dog, bundled into a helicopter and flown to hospital. Jackie’s safe, but then another ordeal begins. Music Ascent by Jon Luc Hefferman,
February, 1994. The Cairngorms are in the grip of an Arctic storm. Alone and in a whiteout, Jackie Greaves strays out on to a cornice. Seconds later, the snow collapses into air. Music Ascent by Jon Luc Hefferman, La Brise by Circus Marcus, Lit
Bikepacking coast-to-coast across Scotland. Adventure cyclist Lee Craigie loves to ride her bike, but when the road ends and the trail begins, the ride becomes so much more than a simple journey through the landscape. Music Paris (Elite Athlete
There are days in the mountains that have you hiding behind rocks to get out of the relentless wind. Days when you tug your hood over your face to shield it from blasts of hail. Days when you think: “Where did all this begin?” Music Shiny Cloud
Even small hills have secrets. A chance discovery on a mountain walk leads to a hidden tunnel entrance and an abandoned village. Music Cloud Line by Blue Dot Sessions, Seeing The Future and Shooting Star by Dexter Britain, Dark Water, Juliette 
Ben Nevis, February 2015. Climbers on Ben Nevis are enjoying some of the best ice conditions in decades. And then a chilling scream cuts through the mist. Music Cylinder Four and Cylinder Seven by Chris Zabriskie, Le Soir J’me Raconte Des Histo
The best moments from the first year of the Mountain podcast. Music Hands of Time by Amy Sayer. All the other music used is credited on the individual episode pages. Credits You heard the voices of Joe Symonds, Andy Brett Wenz, Dave and Anne Li
Adventurer Alastair Humphreys has cycled around the world, walked across deserts and rowed the Atlantic. His last expedition was a simple walk across Spain, but it brought him face-to-face with his deepest fear. Music Threaded Clouds by Blue Do
We all love to explore new places, but most of us also have some hills we call home. For Kirstie Smith, it’s the heart of the northern mountains on the Isle of Arran. Music A String (Instrumental) by Loch Lomond,  (I Am) Climbing On Air by Kai
Beach, bog, mountain and sea. Triathletes Cat Morrison and Caroline Wallace take on one of the UK’s toughest adventure races through one of the country’s most extraordinary landscapes. Music Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie, Ocean Tapping a
Get up early, grab a bike and take a look round the back of your favourite hill. You might be surprised at what you find. Music Cycling Through Ikebukuro by Koen Park, Georgia Rose by Broadway Quartette, Wild Horse Of Stony Point and Brushy For
North-east Afghanistan, July 2010. On the edge of the Little Pamir range, in a tiny village surrounded by mountains, a phone call changes everything. Music Cylinder Two and Cylinder Four by Chris Zabriskie, The Fathomless Caves II by Jihel, The
A bonus episode, with more from fiddle player Siobhan Anderson on how she chose the music for episode 7 – and her deep family links to Beinn Dorain. Music Moladh Beinn Dóbhrain (In praise of Ben Dorain), trad tune; Tha Sìor Choineadh Am Beinn D
With modern maps, GPS and aerial photography, we like to think we know the hills better than anyone. But open an Ordnance Survey map of any mountain in the Scottish Highlands and there, in plain sight, is evidence that those who roamed these hi
Assynt, in the far north-west of Scotland, is one of the world’s most startling landscapes. Shark’s fin mountains rise vertically from a plateau of three-billion-year-old rock, splattered with lochans. But for a landscape of real beauty, myster
Skye, late September 1981. A young woman sits in a dark bothy, staring into a fire. A pair of flimsy shoes are propped next to her, drying in the heat, and a kettle comes to the boil. Who was the Angel of Camasunary and where did she go? Hillwa
As the climber Mo Anthoine used to say, sometimes you have to feed the rat. After a winter indoors editing podcast episodes about other people’s adventures, Mountain host Christopher Sleight heads to the Cairngorms for a full-on winter’s day. M
On 19th May 2015, Adrian Oram was traversing a section of the Cuillin Ridge with his novice climbing partner Mike. The ridge was harder than expected, but they were enjoying the challenge. It was a good day in the mountains. But for Adrian and
It’s Easter Saturday, 1998. Two climbers are alone in a tiny tent in an isolated Himalayan valley. There’s a gnawing cold and the snow conditions are against them. Should they go for the summit again? Or play it safe and head for the valley? Mu
Inside the mind of elite mountain runner Joe Symonds, as he takes on Scotland’s first skyrace – a 50 km route over summits and along ridges in a trial of the body and mind. Music Masonic Meadows and Burning Record Running by Friendly Foliage, a
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