The Guide Life with AMGA President, Angela Hawse (Ep.85)

Angela Hawse on the eastern face of Castle Peak in 2018

Angela Hawse is the president of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), and is certified to the highest international mountain guide standards. We talk to her about how she got into guiding; the various roles she has taken on in her career; what advice she would offer to aspiring guides; her company Chicks Climbing and Skiing, her work with POW Climb, and more.

Blister Speaker Series 1.2: Eric Larsen – Polar Adventurer, Expedition Guide, & Educator (Ep.81)

Blister Speaker Series 1.2: Eric Larsen, polar adventurer, expedition guide, & educator on the Blister Podcast

Last week we held our 2nd Blister Speaker Series event at Western Colorado University with Eric Larsen, a North and South Pole adventurer, expedition guide, author, and climate educator. Here is that conversation, where we talk to Eric about the importance of doing difficult things, perseverance, leadership, and more.

Kristen Ulmer on the Art of Fear (Ep.80)

Kristen Ulmer discusses fear and how to cope with it on the Blister podcast

Kristen Ulmer was once the best female big mountain skier in the world, and many regarded her as fearless. But she wasn’t fearless, and her ways of coping with fear took a heavy toll on her. Kristen has since become a specialist of this deeply misunderstood emotion, so we discuss how we can all develop a healthier relationship with fear in any and every area of our lives.

Snowboarder Kelly Clark on Her 20-Year Career (Ep.79)

Kelly Clark discusses her 20-year career; her book "Inspired"; and more on the Blister Podcast

The winningest snowboarder in history, Kelly Clark, recently retired after an astonishing 20-year career of competition. So we talked to Kelly about that career; the new limited-edition “RISE” snowboard she designed with Burton; how snowboarding has evolved; her relationship with Chloe Kim; the mission of the Kelly Clark Foundation; her extremely important thoughts on “achievement” and “success”; and what’s next for her.

Blister Speaker Series 1.1 – Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad.com

Brendan Leonard of Semi-Rad.com speaking at the Blister Speaker Series at Western University

We just held the inaugural Blister Speaker Series event at Western Colorado University with Brendan Leonard — author, filmmaker, and creator of semi-rad.com. So here is that live conversation where we talk with Brendan about work, work ethic, creativity, and how to keep from compromising your vision in whatever field you are passionate about pursuing.

Bullying in Outdoor Sports: Reactions & Responsibilities (Ep.71)

Bullying in Outdoor Sports: Reaction & Responsibilities, Blister Podcast

Last week, professional climber, Sascha Digulian, announced that she has been bullied for years by a fellow pro climber. A firestorm of responses ensued, and sponsorships were terminated. So we discuss why this is more than just some isolated issue in the climbing world; whether the brand sponsors did the right thing; and what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate responses — by each of us — to situations like this.