Sharp End Podcast- Story of SOAR


Starr Jamison suffered the agony of watching a good friend die in an avalanche in Colorado. He was one of three friends she lost to avalanches in a single year. In this episode, Starr describes the first accident and the painful, disorienting aftermath, how she recovered, and how she’s working to help others deal with similar experiences.

Click here to read the Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s report on the incident discussed in this episode. And here’s a link to the Survivors of Outdoor Adventures and Recovery website that Starr created.

Images showing the power and scale of the avalanche near Ophir Pass, Colorado, that is discussed in this episode. Photo and Google Earth image courtesy of Colorado Avalanche Information Center


A podcast from Accidents in North American Climbing

Presented by Mammut

Each month, the Sharp End brings to life stories from the pages of Accidents in North American Climbing, the annual publication of the American Alpine Club (AAC). Host Ashley Saupe interviews the climbers and rescuers involved in life-threatening incidents and shares their lessons, helping all of us become safer climbers. Join the more than 20,000 climbers who listen to the Sharp End by following along on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play or Stitcher. New episodes are shared the 1st of each month!