S2:E4 Emily Harrington


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In episode four of Afterglow, we sit down with Emily Harrington, one of the most accomplished all around rock and mountain climbers of the last 25 years. Our conversation provides a revealing glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the most badass women alive. Not only has Emily climbed some of the hardest 5.14a sport climbs in the world, she’s one of only a few athletes to have free climbed Golden Gate, a 5.13b route on Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan. She has also summited Mt. Everest, been a five-time US National Sport Climbing Champion and been victorious at the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival. Her accomplishments don’t stop there though …. in recent years she has skied off the summit of Cho Oyu (the 6th tallest peak in the world) while achieving a speed record on the coveted and challenging Himalayan peak. She’s an extremely diverse and accomplished mountain athlete who is constantly reinventing her career and challenging herself in new and exciting ways. In our open and honest chat, Emily gives the audience personal insights into her driven, committed and compassionate soul. We talk at length about how her mother’s Parkinson diagnosis has affected her, how she attempts to transparently document her life on social media (regardless of how it looks), how she processes failure in her athletic life and translates it to her daily routine and how she derives happiness and fulfillment from suffering. Inspired by Emily? Learn more about her below. Instagram: @emilyharrington Facebook: @emily.a.harrington.3 Website: www.emilyharrington.com Yosemite’s Golden Gate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccPYyF-plQY Role Reversal (with father Tim Harrington): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvXucwDSYzs Check out the Cowboys Fiddle (@the_cowboys_fiddle) on Instagram to enjoy more of their music. This duo of 13-year-old Elia Schreiber and Declan Mack are responsible for the wonderful music of Afterglow’s second season.

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