My Top Five Interviews
Last year an editor dubbed one of my interviewees “Mr Dullsville.” Either I’d failed to draw out their most interesting side, or as is often the case with adventurers, they were just a little boring. Over time I’ve refined my questioning and now rather than email I interview over the phone or Skype - although one of my favourite recent ones was conducted entirely over WhatsApp!
Over the past year or so I’ve interviewed polar trekkers, record breaking Himalayan climbers and veteran ultra runners. Here’s a selection of my favourites in no particular order. Some are straight Q and A’s, some more meandering adventure tale. Enjoy.
Running, at Age 72, from England to Nepal
A Conversation with Luke Smithwick: The Most Prolific Himalayan Climber You’ve Never Heard Of
Meet the dudes who walked 2200 kilometres through the Arctic, alone
Reinhold Messner - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Eric Larsen on the South Pole Speed Record