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The Well-Travelled Podcast Episode 9: Inspiring Individuals: Climbing Up and Skiing Down Mont Blanc with Nicholas Stuart-Taylor

Episode 9 of The Well-Travelled Podcast is now live! It’s an interview with a special guest, one of my Inspiring Individuals Nicholas Stuart-Taylor, as we hear about his expedition to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc at 4,808m altitude, and ski back down again. We discuss the family history of summiting Mont Blanc, which my great-great-grandfather achieved back in 1879, and I attempted in 2017. He explains the training and fitness involved, and the 3-day expedition itself: avoiding crevasses while crossing glaciers, staying in mountain huts and climbing through the night. We cover the factors to consider when planning a challenge like this, as well as his advice and lessons learned.

Listen here on Spotify

Have a listen to the episode on whichever platform you’re using (Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsBreakerPocket CastsRadioPublic, Overcast, Anchor) and please do rate and review. And if you’re keen to find out more about my own preparation to climb Mont Blanc just on foot, take a read of this blog post related to today’s topic:

To bring the interview to life, here are some photos of Nick on Mont Blanc itself!

Happy listening and as ever, let me know what you think in the comments below or message me on Instagram or Twitter!


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