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Hypothetical Northeastern Enormocast guests?

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Rob Blakemore · · Boston, MA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 30

I really enjoyed the Russ Clune Enormocast episode, not least of all because it covered some climbing history in the northeast.  Which led me to wonder, in the hypothetical scenario where Chris Kalous (the host) traveled to the Northeast, who would you most want him to interview?  

I'd like to hear one with R Gold, since he always has a good story or two to share here on MP.

Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 564

Off the top of my head, Henry Barber, Al Rubin, Doug Madera, Paul Ross (although he may be back in England), John Bouchard, Ken Nichols.

Rob Blakemore · · Boston, MA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 30

There is one with Henry Barber (it's great). Al Rubin would be fantastic, he seems to have written every guidebook history. 

Jon Frisby · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 100

Ken N would be really interesting. Probably the NE most polarizing figure. Jay Knower and Pat Goodman are some cool younger crushers. 

Charles Kinbote · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 5

Pete Kamitses or Andy Salo.

Jon Frisby · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 100
Charles Kinbote wrote:

Pete Kamitses or Andy Salo.

awww dude a co-star episode with Andy and Whitney would be awesome!!!

Cortney LeNeave · · Golden, Colorado · Joined May 2015 · Points: 5
Jon Frisby wrote:

awww dude a co-star episode with Andy and Whitney would be awesome!!!

Yeah i would love to hear an enormocast episode w. Whitney about Ozone, or whatever that route is called now. I saw them projecting it a few times, gnarly. Plus she just seems rad in general. 

Very Strange · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 432


Christopher Woodall · · Somerville, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 144

I think one with Marc Chauvin would be pretty cool, the guy has stories, but also would bring a different flavor with his approach to climbing and guiding that might be kind of neat.

Another few who might be interesting: Ward Smith, Steve Arsenault, Al Rubin, maybe some smattering of the Chinos?, I know he isn't located in NE any more but Ed Webster might also be a neat interview, Dick Williams, Eric Engberg (maybe a 3 person episode with Zeb), and Jon Sykes .

I agree that Ken N. would be interesting. 

chris_vultaggio · · The Gunks · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 485

Rich Romano's got a ton of great stories, Brett/Josh Lowell from Big Up, Ashima, any of the Vulgarians (Dick Williams, McCarthy...), and a Joe Szott (RIP) sit down with Kalous would have been awesome...

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 75

Ken Nichols can fuck off

Definitely Ed Webster. I've met him several times and he's really cool.

Hale · · Boston · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 30

Ed Webster is the ideal Enormo guest. He spoke at Colorado College for over 3 hours in 2009 (he is an alumnus, whoop whoop!) and there was not a dull moment in the entire presentation. He talked mostly about rock climbing (as opposed to mountaineering), which I personally appreciated. His own stories, and those of his contemporaries, could fill about 15 episodes alone.

J Cor · · New York, New York · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 180

David Roberts, Freddie Wilkinson & Rick Wilcox

Larry S · · Easton, Pennsylvania · Joined May 2010 · Points: 840

Eric Horst maybe?

Mike Mu. · · hagerstown · Joined Feb 2007 · Points: 65

David Roberts would be a good one.  Mark Synnott, Kevin Mahoney, & Jim Shimberg as well. Dave Sharrat (sp?) seems to have always flown under the radar, but from what I read about his climbs-dude is a beast

Redyns · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 80

Ivan Green and Ken Nichols - when the chipping and chopping worlds collide!

SethG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 252

Whiskey Mike?

Zac St. Jules · · New Hampshire · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 1,113


Will McFarland · · Lebanon, NH · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 279

Just because someone is strong doesn't mean they're interesting, look at me for example.  I'd want to hear from Jerry Handren, Ward Smith, Pete Kamitses, or Freddie Wilkinson.  Though prolific further south, would love to hear from Jeff Gruenberg or Doug Reed, both have ceased rock climbing.

SethG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 252

Seriously, if he could get Art Gran on the show I bet it would be amazing.

Stagg54 Taggart · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2006 · Points: 10

Tom Cecil,  Mike Goff, Arno Ilgner, Markwell

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