In Ice Axe We Trust, January 2013 Recap

This year, I started a great new project with a friend – In Ice Axe We Trust. In case you haven’t heard me talking about it, In Ice Axe We Trust (or “IIAWT” as we abbreviate it) is a bi-monthly Podcast that it is about all things mountaineering that airs on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 8:00 P.M., or can be accessed at any time from the Podcast archives. I’d tell you more, but my co-host, and all around good friend Matt Mills (a/k/a thepeakseeker) has built a great site that tells you everything you need to know, so check that out HERE. I’m not going to spend a lot of time talking about the Podcast here, because for starters, it would be weird to constantly write about what I already said – among other things. However, once a month I’ll be checking in here to talk about what we’re doing, what we’ve discussed, and what we recommend. So, without further ado, here is my first IIAWT monthly roundup!

January 16, 2013, Episode 1: again, this is something you really need to listen to, so check that out: HERE, or on iTunes. This was our first show, and in it, we discussed introductory things about mountaineering, and who, what, and where we are.

January 27, 2013, Episode 2: proving we were more than a flash in the pan, we came back with our second show which focused on alpine mountaineering, and we had our first of many guest co-hosts, 100peaks (also found HERE). Despite a quick ending, the show was fantastic, so listen to it HERE, or on iTunes.

Books: On 1/16/13, we talked about The Freedom of the Hills, otherwise known as the mountaineer’s bible, and on 01/27/13, we talked about Afoot and Afield in San Diego County, the hiking bible of San Diego County. Both are great books, and great resources to have!

Coming Shows: We will be back on the air on 2/13/13 for our third show to discuss expedition mountaineering with our good friend and co-host, Bill Bradley, and his ascent of Denali.

Giveaways/Sponsors: Currently, we are offering a copy of COLD to anyone that can provide us a 250 word story on mountaineering or other hiking derring-do; and currently we are sponsored by If you’re interested in entering any contests or sponsoring the show, contact myself, or thepeakseeker, and be sure to tune in!