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Legend Steve House Leaves Sponsors, Starts Mental Health Podcast

The legendary climber recently moved to Europe to raise his family

Photo by: Ulysse Lefebvre @ulysselef

Steve House is one of the world’s most legendary alpine climbers. In the 1990s, he became a mountain guide, but transitioned to being a pro alpinist who sought hard line around the world.

In spring 2010, House was leading a pitch on The Greenwood/Locke on Mount Temple when he fell 25 metres and broke six ribs, collapsed his right lung, fractured his pelvis in two places, and fractured several vertebrae.

His book Beyond the Mountain was the 2009 winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. He co-founded Uphill Athlete with his former coach Scott Johnston and published Training for the New Alpinism and The New Alpinism Training Log. For a list of his accomplishments and more visit here.

House recently launched a limited series podcast for climbers dealing with loss and pain in the world of climbing. “Mental health challenges, particularly the areas around trauma, loss, grief, and depression are a part of life for many mountain athletes, including myself,” he said.

“I’m proud to release the first of a small series of Uphill Athlete Podcasts that I’ve recorded on mental health for mountain athletes. Sky Yardeni, the therapeutic director of the Climbing Grief Fund, shares his expertise and insights in this episode by setting the stage for the topic and exploring resilience. Specifically how to nurture and prepare your personal reservoir of resilience for the times you need it most.” To listen to the podcasts visit here.

House also announced that he’s left his many sponsorships, which supported him for the past few decades. He was a strong ambassador for Grivel, Patagonia and La Sportiva. Watch a short film featuring House below, which focuses on his recent move to Europe to raise his family.

Steve House in 2021


Lead photo: Ulysse Lefebvre @ulysselef