From surgery to summit – Kirsty Mack’s incredible Everest adventure

Prof Mackay nearly crashed his car when he tuned into Heart Radio and heard Jennifer chatting to a former patient, Kirsty Mack, about becoming only the 6th ever Scottish woman to climb Everest! The reason for his astonishment was that he and the mountaineer and ski instructor met after she crashed, skiing off-piste in Scotland,…

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Skyrunner – the peaks & pains of champion Angela Mudge

A brilliant chat with Angela Mudge who is surely one of our most incredible athletes. Her list of achievements as a Hill, Mountain and Skyrunner is extraordinary – she has won the Scottish Hill Running Championships several times, as well as the Women’s World Mountain Running Trophy, the World Masters Mountain Running Championships and the…

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Judoka James Austin and the giant knee injury

Brilliant to welcome Olympian and World Cup gold winner, Judoka James Austin to the podcast. Incredibly James has also won the British title in three different weight categories (we ask him how that is even possible!) James and Prof Mackay met when James suffered a serious knee injury which ultimately kept him out of the…

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