Exit Point #28 - Chris McNamara

In this episode, Laurent and Matt speak with Chris McNamara. Chris is an expert in big wall climbing and describes himself as a recovering wingsuit BASE jumper.   Climbing Magazine once pointed out that three percent of Chris's life had been spent on the face of El Cap - of which he has climbed over 70 times, he holds 9 big wall speed climbing records, and is a winner of the American Alpine Club's prestigious Bates Award.  Chirs has written 10 books, and is the founder of SuperTopo and now the Editor-in-Chief of outdoorgearlab.comAlong with other things we talk with Chris about his "too eventful BASE career" a climber's mindset, risk assessment, his intense BASE career, and when he finally felt like enough was enough.  https://chrismcnamara.com/ Chris on Ammon Mcneely: https://watch.reelrocktour.com/the-sharp-end/videos/ammon-mcneely Chris essay from the Great Book of BASE: Why I Quit BASE jumping Great Book of BASE: BASE Book If you have been listening to Exit Point and enjoy what you've heard, we want to hear from you!     [email protected]  [email protected]   ________________________________________   Exit Point is completely self-funded and there are no ads. Please consider donating to help cover our operational costs: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exitpoint Thanks to everyone who has already supported us!  Mark Stockwell is the man that makes this podcast sound the way it does.  Please show him some love.    

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Welcome to Exit Point - the podcast about BASE jumping, wingsuiting, and all the ups and downs that come with it. Whether you‘re curious about getting into BASE, passionate about mountain sports, want to learn how top adventure athletes approach risk assessment or are even a 2000 jump expert, you‘re sure to pick up tidbits of actionable advice on best practices or gain new perspectives when you listen to Exit Point. Laurent Frat and Matt Blank draw on their experience and network of professional jumpers to gain a deeper understanding of all things BASE.