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.
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.
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.
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?