The Quest: Malcolm Bass



On today’s episode of The Firn Line, we’ll get to know UK-based alpinist, Malcolm Bass.  Over the course of a 30 year alpine career, Malcolm has pushed the limits of exploration of the mind, and the mountains.

From early caving expeditions in his university years, across unclimbed walls of rock and ice in the fabled Alaska Range, to a string of monumental ascents in the Himalaya, Malcolm epitomizes the character and spirit of a true alpinist.

I recently got a chance to talk with Malcolm about his life in the mountains, the friendships he’s forged along the way, as well as the other components in his life he finds meaningful.


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