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Episode 14 – Julie Ellison

Julie Ellison Action in Solitude Podcast

Julie Ellison joined the staff of Climbing Magazine back in 2010 when the magazine was sailing through turbulent waters. Over the next six years she gained the respect of the industry and became a leading voice in climbing media. Recently, Julie was promoted to Editor-in-Chief. But the road to the top hasn’t been easy …

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Episode 13 – Timmy O’Neill

Timmy O'Neill Action in Solitude Podcast

Timmy O’Neill’s career in the outdoor industry had taken him in many direction. From his modest start as a cashier at the Old Faithful Gift Shop in Yellowstone, to breaking the-then speed record for climbing The Nose on “El Cap” in Yosemite, to founding Paradox Sports, a non-profit organization that helps …

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Episode 12 – Anton Krupicka

Anton Krupicka came onto the ultra running scene when he took 1st place at the Leadville 100 Run in 2006. He was 22 years old. In 2007, he took 47 minutes off his time and won the heroic race, once again. That time still stands as the 3rd fastest on the course. …

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Episode 11 – Whitney Boland

Even though Whitney Boland was born in Florida, a state with absolutely no worthwhile climbing and went to school in Ohio, a state with very limited climbing, somehow she fell in love with the sport and made a career of it. She serves as a contributing editor for Rock & …

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Episode 10 – Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson is a lot of things. He holds a PhD in history. He’s a Misty Mountain and Blue Ridge Outdoors sponsored climber. He authored a book called Wrecks of Human Ambition: A History of Utah’s Canyon Country to 1936. He started playing guitar at the age of five and recently started playing bluegrass …

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Episode 9 – Andres Marin

Andres Marin Ice Climbing AMGA Guide Action in Solitude Podcast Kevin Riley

Andres Marin won’t tell you he’s a badass climber, but don’t let him fool you. He is. He has represented the United States in five Ice Climbing World Cups, which is a bit funny since he was born in Columbia and lived there for most of his youth. As an AMGA mountain …

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Episode 8 – Molly Kitchen

Molly Kitchen Podcast Yoga Herbalism Action in Solitude Kevin Riley

Kevin meets up with Molly Kitchen at her beautiful new home in Montague, Massachusetts to discuss yoga, herbalism and life choices. Molly talks about growing up in a typical midwestern family in Kalamazoo, Michigan, her transformative years at Humboldt State in California, working on an organic farm in Hawaii, and the Yoga …

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Episode 7 – Josh Helke

Josh Helke Organic Climbing Podcast Action in Solitude Kevin Riley Bouldering

When speaking to Josh Helke, owner and founder of Organic Climbing, it quickly became evident that his passion for quality products is equal to his immense passion for climbing and bouldering. He’s not a flashy guy, nor one to toot his own horn (maybe it’s his humble Midwesterner upbringing), but when …

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Episode 6 – Jeff Popp

Jeff Popp MHM Action in Solitude Podcast Kevin Riley

It’s hard to start an outdoor brand. Like really hard. I’ve always admired those that ignore the odds and go at it full steam. So I enjoyed having product designer and founder of MHM Jeff Popp stop by the basement studio to talk about growing up in Golden, CO, snowboarding for …

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Episode 5 – Kathy Karlo

Kathy Karlo Action in Solitude Podcast Kevin Riley

I first met Kathy Karlo during a trad climbing trip to Tennessee Wall in Chattanooga. I was looking for athletes to film. A friend of a friend suggested I reach out to a visiting climber from Brooklyn that loves to climb off-widths. We talked. We made plans. A couple days …

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