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Ep. 129: Success and Failure with Mina Leslie-Wujastyk

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is one of the most open pros out there, and this conversation is no different. Between competition and notching ascents of some of the planets most inspiring lines of up to 14b and V13, she's waged her fair share of battles. In this episode we sit down and discuss roadtrip projects, the difference between competition pressure and redpoint pressure, and what it means to try something you ultimately may fail on. 

You can find Mina at www.minalesliewujastyk.com

You can find Mina on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/minaclimbing

You can check out Project Mina at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/projectmina

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 128: Mentorship with Dru Mack and Lee Smith

In this episode I sit down for an emotional conversation with my good friends Dru Mack and Lee Smith about the interesting topic of mentorship. How it starts, what it means, and what happens when the student surpasses the teacher. 

Some say that mentorship is dying. I'm not sure that's true, though mentors are definitely outnumbered by new climbers. As such, it's evolving into something entirely different. Dru and Lee's relationship has straddled these changes, and has evolved into something totally new. Something that while it may not look the same on the outside, has to be founded in trust and direction. 

You can find Lee on Instagram HERE.

You can find Dru on Instagram HERE.

You can find Climb Malawi HERE. The GoFundMe is HERE. Find them on Instagram HERE to see the photo mentioned in the episode. 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

You can find our Custom Plan openings at www.powercompanyclimbing.com/custom

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 127: Thoughtful Process with Sam Elias

Sam Elias really needs no introduction. He's one of America's top sport climbers, so it's likely you've heard of him. While some climbers cultivate an image that is extremely shallow and limited, it's not so with Sam. He wears his heart on his sleeve - as well as his ruminations with that fact. It's been fascinating to watch Sam openly mature in both his climbing and his approach to life, and it's no coincidence that his climbing has continued to elevate as a result. 

You can see the Shadowboxing checklist and links to Sam's recent video project with Russ Clune at http://www.powercompanyclimbing.com/blog/2019/4/23/episode-127-thoughtful-process-with-sam-elias

You can find Sam at www.bookofsamuel.com

You can find Sam on instagram at www.instagram.com/bookofsamuel

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

Come and work with us at www.climbingwallsummit.org or www.performanceclimbingcoach.com 

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 126: The Climbing Wall Association Summit with Emily Moore

I'm back in the States and back on the podcast grind. I apologize for the absence. Sort of, but not really. I was rock climbing, and that's gonna win over podcast every time. ANYWAY...

Today's guest is Emily Moore, the Events Manager for the Climbing Wall Association. Last spring I attended the CWA Summit and was blown away by the event. It's what I always hoped Outdoor Retailer would be, but never was. It was not only a networking and meeting space, but also a place for learning from other experts in the industry and for hearing about emerging ideas and conversations. 

Brilliant. 

Emily has a passion for making all of this happen, and she's very good at it. How she does it all so elegantly, I have no idea, but it happens. 

You can find out more about CWA at https://climbingwallindustry.site-ym.com/default.aspx

You can register for the Summit at https://www.climbingwallsummit.org/

Check out the upcoming Performance Climbing Coach Seminars at www.performanceclimbingcoach.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 125: #OzClimbingTrivia Tee Shirt Giveaway

We went a little overboard on our Oz Tour 2019 Tee Shirts, so we decided to give a few away if you can answer a few questions. I scoured the depths of Australian Climbing Trivia to find these 11 questions - some gimmes and some damned hard. 

Here's how it works:

1. Screenshot this podcast (any episode).

2. Share the screenshot to Instagram. Tag 2 friends who may be able to answer the questions as well. 

3. Answer the question and include the question number. 

4. Tag me (@powercompanyclimbing) and use the hashtag #OzClimbingTrivia

If you're the first to answer, I'll message you for your address (only open to people in Australia) and I'll send you a Tour Tee!

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

You can find the Airbnb mentioned at https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/6124587?s=51 Mention you're a climber before you book and you'll get a discount! 

We don't tweet. We scream like Drop Bears.  

Ep. 124: Meditation and Yoga for Climbers with Susan Ashley Hunt

Yoga and meditation have been practiced for thousands of years, so there's far more to it than the core strength, flexibility, and mental focus promoted by popular culture. Being an absolute neophyte in both worlds, I wanted to learn from someone who is steeped in the traditions - but willing to explore outside the constraints of that tradition. 

Susan Ashley Hunt is a spiritual teacher and Buddhist who also happens to have found a passion in climbing. Her holistic and common sense approach to both meditation and yoga are interesting to me, and she makes easy comparisons to climbing and life. 

You can find Sue at www.livelightlyyoga.com

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

To check out the Airbnb in the Blue Mountains, go to https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/6124587?s=51

Don't forget to message her and tell her that you're a climber for a discount - tell her we sent you! 

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.  

 

Ep. 123: Board Meetings | Top 5 Reasons for Climbers to Strength Train

It's become accepted that climbers should be lifting weights if we want to maximize our athletic potential. But why exactly? We have lots of reasons, but these are our top 5.

This Board Meeting is a little different. Since our board has grown, so should our Board Meetings. In this episode, rather than Nate, I'm talking to our Strength and Conditioning Coach, Paul Corsaro. The format you've come to know and love is alive and well, and Nate will return soon, but since Paul is an expert in this topic, it seemed like a no brainer. 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 122: Board Meetings | Listener Questions - Roadtripping

In this episode Nate and I sit down to answer a few questions submitted through our Instagram Story. Many of the questions were related, so we've tried to piece together a narrative of sorts that answers these questions. More coming! 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanyclimbing 

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 121: Women In Climbing Panel Live from the 2018 CWA Summit

While I like to think that all of our discussions here are important, some are just plain bigger picture than others. This one falls into the bigger picture category. 

Recorded live at the 2018 CWA Summit, the Women in Climbing discussion brought up many great points and offered several learning opportunities for everyone present. Special thanks to all of the panelists and to the CWA, particularly Emily Moore and Laura Allured, for allowing me to broadcast this discussion. 

The discussion was moderated by Renee DeAngelis, and included Lynn Hill, Shelma Jun, Halcy Webster, Sophia Danenberg, Stephanie Ko Pound, and Becca Droz. 

NOTE: The url for the CWA Summit given in the episode is incorrect. You can find the correct url below. 

To find out more about the panelists, go to https://www.climbingwallsummit.org/women-in-climbing-plenary

To find out more or to register for the CWA Summit, go to www.climbingwallsummit.org

Follow the CWA on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/climbingwallassociation/

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles. 

Ep. 120: Board Meetings | Top 5 Reasons Why The Pros Are Better Than You

For most of you reading this, the truth is that the pros are better than you. Why? Are they special in some way? Some of them don't even "train"! How the hell did they get so good? 

Nate and I sit down after recording several other episodes and drinking several beers, to discuss the top 5 reasons why the pros are so good. Some reasons you can use to improve your own climbing, some that just depend on your situation. 

You can find us at www.powercompanyclimbing.com.

You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/powercompanypodcast.

We don't tweet. We scream like eagles.