Episode #17

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Brian Poon

TOMMY CALDWELL

About this Episode

My guest this month was none other than Tommy Caldwell. We all know Tommy for his athletic accomplishments, but what’s becoming just as impressive is his commitment to advocacy. He has put in a tremendous amount of work not only advocating for climbing but also for climate change and wild spaces in general. His advocacy work has quickly become a large part of his identity, and he’s taking it on with just as much energy and focus as he does the Dawn Wall.

Tommy runs us through his advocacy beginnings and how they have blossomed into his current role as a Global Sport Activist for Patagonia. He says he’s no longer supposed to just go out and climb hard routes but to complement that with action to stand up for our environment.

Access Fund's Climb the Hill 2019: https://www.accessfund.org/news-and-events/news/a-live-report-from-climb-the-hill

Patagonia Action Works: https://www.accessfund.org/news-and-events/news/a-live-report-from-climb-the-hill

Protect Our Winters: https://protectourwinters.org/

Tommy's Instagram: @tommycaldwell