A Podcast About Adventure
Hosted by Christopher Sleight
Mountain is a hot new outdoors podcast produced and hosted by Christopher Sleight. Having already enjoyed the first two episodes, I had a chance to catch up with episode three this morning – and I think it’s the best yet.
Episode 3, ‘A Call for Help’, is set on the Cuillin Ridge of Skye. These are the roughest and most challenging mountains in Britain, and see more than their fair share of Mountain Rescue callouts each year.It really made me think about the ever-present conflict between being in the hills and the use of technology – two uneasy bedfellows.
In what is rapidly becoming Mountain’s signature style, events are brought to life through a mixture of dialogue between the various people involved, appropriate (but subtle) sound effects, and music. It’s an effective blend of storytelling journalism and drama and feels extremely immersive. The focus is very much on the characters of the story.
Mountain continues to go from strength to strength and I’m really looking forward to future episodes. If you haven’t yet discovered this podcast, you can listen for free at Mountain Podcast.