‘Everyone is literally dying!’ — Adrian Ballinger
Adrian Ballinger does things for fun and for a living that most of humanity wouldn’t dare attempt. He’s done it all, from repeated ascents of the world’s highest and most challenging mountains to summits of the world’s deadliest peaks, and even alpine ski descents from 8,000 m high.
He’s toiled through oxygen deprivation, survived avalanches, and climbed volatile, unstable ice walls. But as the last year-and-a-half has proven, there’s a limit.
Ballinger has remained outspoken on the dangers of climbing amidst the pandemic. A renowned extreme adventurer and guide, he’s repeated calls for caution, safety, and restraint.
And still, he’s hopeful about the future of alpine expeditions.Recorded September 16, 2021