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The Edge

The Edge

By Rouchelle Gilmore
Ski Podcasts for your drive to the mountains, brought to you by Team Hotham Winter Sports Club.

This podcast is designed to give Team Hotham members and the greater snow sports community an insight into the world which is competitive skiing from the club level right through to the elite level.
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Ski-Cross and FIS Head Coach Jeff Books - Instilling Passion, Athlete Development And Equipment Selection

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Peter Zirknitzer - Hotham Legend, Ski History From Australia & The World
In this episode, we chat with Peter Zirknitzer who is a Hotham legend. We talk about a lot of things from how he ended up in Australia as a ski instructor in the 1960s, how Zirky's started (which is a hotel and bar so many of Hotham skiers love to go to), stories of his travels, and ski racing, to what skiing and growing up was like in Austria. As well as many other great stories. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported Sherbrooke Design And Construction.
49:55
September 26, 2021
Sami Kennedy-Sim - 2-Time-Winter Olympian In Ski-Cross & A Lifelong Skier
In this episode we chat with Sami Kennedy-Sim, she is a two-time-winter Olympian for Australia who has competed in ski-cross and she is well on her way to competing in next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. We talk about a lot of things from how she started skiing and her journey so far, what the next couple of months are going to look like in the lead up to the games, to embracing life away from being an athlete and there is a lot of helpful insight and tips in this chat. The Mountain Cosmos podcast episode: Two Time Winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim - Ski-Cross & Training As A Lifestyle This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported XTM Performance.
47:30
September 17, 2021
Snow Australia Alpine Director Shawn Fleming - Creating Strong Skiers & Athlete Pathways
In this episode, we chat with Snow Australia Alpine Director and OWIA Ski Cross Head Coach Shawn Fleming. Covering a lot of different topics in this chat from his evolution as a coach, athlete development, the benefits of ski-cross and learning to be able to ski everything, how to be an athlete, the different pathways athletes can take at different ages, and his philosophy on these topics as well as coach development in Australia. Shawn gives some very important and insightful information. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Snow Australia.
45:06
September 09, 2021
Greta Small - Two-Time Winter Olympian - Staying Motivated & Adapting
In this episode, we chat with two-time Winter Olympian Greta Small who has represented Australia at Sochi and the Pyeongchang Olympics. She is also a former athlete for Team Hotham. We chat about her journey so far in skiing from growing up skiing in Australia to competing in world cups and the Olympics, as well as her goals for the future. We also talk about how she has kept motivated when during injuries. She also shares some tips on how to stay motivated through challenging times, and a few other things. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Audi Waverley.
34:01
September 02, 2021
Backcountry Women Of Australia - Leonie Wohl
This episode is a chat with Leonie Wohl, she is avid backcountry split boarder and she also helps run the Facebook group Backcountry Women Of Australia. We talk about a lot of different things in relation to the backcountry, what she carries in her pack, how to get into the backcountry, women in the backcountry, choosing appropriate gear, and a few other hot tips. Follow Leonie on Instsgram: @littlewohl Important links and resources: Backcountry Women Of Australia Facebook group Snow Safety Australia Avalanche Australia Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
34:21
August 31, 2021
Harry Laidlaw - Life Of An Athlete, Winter Olympics & Gratitude
In this episode we chat to former Team Hotham athlete Harry Laidlaw. He went to the 2018 winter Olympics and has been racing on the Europa Cup and World Cup circuit for Australia. He shares a lot of interesting and insightful things in this chat ranging from tuning to mindset, what his day to day looks like as an athlete, how he grew up skiing and his journey to being an elite alpine ski racer and so much more. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Unified Networks.
41:10
August 25, 2021
Head Freeride Coach Al Clay - Freeride And The Love Of Skiing
In this chat, we talk to Team Hotham's Head Freeride Coach Al Clay about his journey as a skier and coach. We talk about his coaching history, his motivation to coach freeride, what makes him passionate about coaching, some of his ideas on motivation for athletes, what he thinks makes a good athlete, how freeride has evolved, and much more. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Charter Keck Cramer Property Valuers.
30:11
August 18, 2021
Program Director Hugh Brooks - A Performance Attitude
In this chat, we talk to Team Hotham's Program Director Hugh Brooks about his journey as a skier and coach. We talk about his history at the club, going from an athlete himself within the club and his journey to where he is now, what makes him passionate about coaching, some of his ideas on motivation for athletes, his work in the northern winters with global racing, and much more. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Penfold Audi Motors.
35:01
August 12, 2021
Ski-Cross and FIS Head Coach Jeff Books - Instilling Passion, Athlete Development And Equipment Selection
In this chat, we talk to Jeff Books, Head Ski-Cross and FIS Coach for Team Hotham about his journey so far as a coach. He shares some valuable insights on a range of topics from athlete development, his coaching philosophy, what makes a good coach, how to select equipment for athletes at various ages, and making choices on how to make decisions based on goals and training requirements for athletes at different stages. We cover a lot of different topics and it is a valuable listen. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Established Tree Transplanters.
38:45
August 04, 2021
Louis Muhlen - Mindset, Setting Goals And Aiming High
In this chat, we talk to Louis Muhlen, former Team Hotham athlete about his journey so far as an athlete. He shares some valuable insights into what it is actually like to be a ski racer from Australia. Louis is on his way to qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Alpine to compete for Australia and has a lot of experience under his belt already. We chat about a lot of different topics but focus on mindset. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported by Amplifir Performance Digital Marketing.
37:56
July 28, 2021
Creating A Women's Empowerment Snow Community - Tough Tits Co - Bridie Rawson
In this episode, we talk to Bridie Rawson the Founder of Tough Tits Co, a women's empowerment community to make a stronger snow community for women here in Australia. We chat about a lot of different topics from snow culture and where the inspiration for Tough Tits Co came from. Follow and become part of the community: Instagram @tough_tits_co Website Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
33:11
July 27, 2021
Alpine Head Coach Kaela Glasbrenner - Nutrition Suggestions For Skiers
We meet Team Hotham's Head Alpine Coach, Kaela Glasbrenner. She discusses her background as a skier before stepping into her role at the club and her journey till now. This episode's special topic is nutrition. We discuss good food options for time on the hill to sustain the athletes while training with some food suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and choosing healthy snacks. How many plants do you eat in a week? This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore.
24:23
July 21, 2021
Welcome To The Edge
Introducing the new Team Hotham Winter Sports Club Podcast, The Edge. Listen on those long drives to the mountains and learn how to get 'The Edge'.
01:00
July 21, 2021
Dog Friendly Mountain Adventures - Mark and Mya's Adventures
The Australian duo Mark and Mya love the mountains and in this episode, Mark gives some insight into how he has been able to travel with his dog Mya. They have even spent nearly 2 years in North America and are based at Mt Buller in Victoria, Australia. They are also pretty well known in the Instagram world with about 44-thousand-followers, check them out: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mark_and_myas_adventures/?hl=en Website: https://markandmyasadventures.com.au/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
18:21
July 11, 2021
Making Snow Pants That Fit - Nobody's Princess - Maria Baker
Nobody's Princess is an Australian-based snow clothing brand. Company Founder Maria Baker is on a mission to make snow pants that fit more women. In this chat, she talks about the inspiration for the brand and company. Check out the journey Website: https://www.nobodysprincess.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nobodysprincessapparel/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
29:34
June 30, 2021
Helping Form Snowboarding In Australia - Peter Rob-O
After reading out the story 'Why Don't You Come Over?' from Snowboarders Edge -The Magazine For Shredders , in an earlier episode the writer Peter Rob-O got in contact. Sparking an episode about early days snowboarding in Australia and around the world. As well as skiing. Some surprising and colourful stories in there, of travels, early days in the Australian ski resorts, North American experiences, freestyle skiing, surf culture, innovation and the attitude towards snowboarding in the early days. The influences in bringing snowboarding to the mainstream. Follow 'First Tracks - The Origins of Australian Snowboarding' on Facebook. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
49:22
September 22, 2020
Two Time Winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim - Ski-Cross & Training As A Lifestyle
Sami Kennedy-Sim, is a 2 time Winter Olympian for Australia having competed in ski-cross in the 2014 Sochi and 2018 PyeongChang games. We chat about a lot of things from skiing as a kid to life as an athlete, Sami's stroke, going to Olympic Games, women in sport and in general what life is like at the moment. As everyone knows 2020 is a bit of a hectic year. Follow Sami on Instagram. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
51:10
September 15, 2020
SnowsBest Founder Miss Snow It All - Life In Snow Media - Rachael Oakes-Ash
The story of how Rachael Oakes-Ash became Miss Snow It All, which lead to starting SnowsBest.com. From being a long time travel and lifestyle journalist turned ski writer. But like any journey there is more to the story than just starting a website reporting on snow life. SnowsBest is the number 1 snow website in Australia. Though this chat covers a lot of topics including: •Rachael's journey as a skier. •The #showusdagirls movement she started in 2018. •Some observations on how the ski industry has changed since she started in the industry. •How the Covid-19 situation has been affecting her and SnowsBest. •Organising fundraising for the Australian Bush fires earlier in 2020.And a lot more stories... Get in on the action: •Miss Snow It All - Instagram •Website - snowsbest.com Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
56:22
September 08, 2020
RETRO READS - Snowboarders Edge - Why Don't You Come Over?
The Magazine For Shredders - Snowboarders Edge, a historical snapshot of early snowboarding. The snowboarding print publication was printed between 1988 and 1990, it focused on snowboarding in Australia with some overseas features. After receiving a package of Australian retro snowboarding treasures from Thor Prohaska, including some copies of the Snowboarders Edge magazine. Rouchelle has decided to read out older stories periodically. Story read out was 'Why Don't You Come Over?' and written by Peter Rob-O, from Vol. 2 Winter Edition. The article appears to be a letter to a fellow snowboarding friend who is away from the mountains. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook for photos from the magazines. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
12:21
September 01, 2020
Embracing The Moment You Are In - Mountain Monica
Mountain Monica or a.k.a Monica Fedrigo, fellow creator, blogger, and ski instructor sharing her thoughts on life. A quote pulled straight from this podcast 'how you do one thing is how you do everything' sets the tone for this chat. Monica is one of the most positive people you will hear. She shares her love for the mountains, and her all round outlook on life amongst some great stories. Find Monica Fedrigo on Instagram or her blog. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
45:21
August 25, 2020
Fighting Fires Around Dinner Plain And A Passion For Mountains - Cam Walker
The Australian mountains are a magical region according to Cam Walker, he shares his connection. He has a blog called the Mountain Journal, which captures a lot of Australian mountain related topics. The Australian Backcountry Festival out of Mt Hotham, in Victoria is run by Cam. This chat also discusses some environmental issues which affect the Australian Alpine region. This leads to Cam sharing of his experiences as a volunteer firefighter for the CFA where he helped defended the fires which ripped through the alpine regions in Australia earlier in 2020. He was up at Mt Hotham defending the fires which nearly took Dinner Plain in Victoria in early January. Cam's love for the mountains and nature is infectious. Follow Mountain Journal on Facebook. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
44:17
August 18, 2020
Starting Australian Snowboarding History: A Political Experience - Thor Prohaska
From seeing a snowboard in Tracks Surf Magazine to inventing snowboards for Australian mountains, to fighting for snowboarding to be allowed in resorts. Thor Prohaska had a vast influence in the evolution of snowboarding becoming mainstream in Australia. His journey started out with inventing snowboards in Australia in the early 1980s which lead to fighting for snowboarding to be allowed in the Victorian resorts in Australia. They were banned. Causing the formation of the Snowboard Riders of Victoria, he was the first president. All the while this promoted and helped build the snowboarding landscape in Australia. This also leads to a discussion about the connection between experiences in the mountain resorts and politics. Video - Flowmotion History Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
51:12
August 11, 2020
Skiing Is Good For The Soul and I Ski For Squirrel - Buller Rork
Ski friends are the best friends. Buller Rork grew up in Jackson, WY, America and is stoked on skiing. A conversation covering topics in relation to what it is like to live and grow up in a mountain town, moving away for college, Buller's head injury, his stint as a ski instructor for one season, when he got his Jackson Hole Air Force patch and what the whole movement means to him. As well as the idea of the Rendezvous Mountain Pirates, the ski group Buller and his other friends started. Along with a discussion on what the winter in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort could look like for 2020/21 and season pass dilemmas. Buller would like to dedicate this episode to his mom, Squirrel Rork. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore.
52:58
August 04, 2020
Australian Apre Snow Clothing Brand - Shaka Snow Co with Founder Carson Haynes
The Australian ski culture is unique, and Shaka Snow Co aims to capture the essence of the Australian alpine in a fun way. The small Australian snow clothing brand mostly sells t-shirts, hoodies, beanies and stickers. But the products have some really cute Australian animals and other cool graphs printed onto them. In this chat Carson Haynes, the founder of Shaka Snow Co discusses how he became a snowboarder and how that lead him to starting the company. We get to know Carson and what it is like running a small business while working full time, where the inspiration for Shaka Snow Co came from, why supporting small business is so important and most importantly what Carson loves about the mountains. Shaka Snow Co on Instagram Website: https://shakasnowco.com/ The Mountain Cosmos Instagram, Facebook
30:15
July 28, 2020
Starting The Ski Instructor Diaries, a necessary blog for ski instructors - with Oriane Lister & Georgina Cunningham
Chat with Co-founders of the Ski Instructor Diaries, about why they started this website and why they are filling a necessary gap in the ski industry. Oriane Lister and Georgina Cunningham are two pretty new ski instructors who only have a couple of seasons under their belt but, don't let that fool you. They have been writing about things which most if not all other snowsports instructors can relate to. There were no other independent websites about being a ski instructor. They launched the site in June 2020 so they are just at the beginning of their journey in this space, but the girls tell me they have been getting some great traction and support from people around the world. In this chat we get to know them and why they started the site as well as touching on ski instructing being a legitimate career path. A relatable and insightful chat for those in the industry. Follow The Ski Instructor Diaries on their website or Instagram @skiinstructordiaries. And you can follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore.
40:37
July 21, 2020
A Snowboarders Career, Snowboarding Early Days At Hotham and Starting Boardriders - Ashley Muller
From growing up surfing, being a chef to ending up in Europe in the 1980s and becoming a snowboarder when snowboarding was just beginning. This chat is a real slice of what it was like to help snowboarding develop in the early days, particularly in Australia. We chat about starting the Hotham Boardriders a club for snowboarders, which is still going on at Hotham. We also talk about his career as a snowboarder and instructor spanning all over the globe from Europe, Australia, Vail in the US, and Chile. Follow: The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
58:20
July 15, 2020
Check-in And Promised Recommendations
After a couple of months off podcasting it was time to deliver the recommendations promised in the last episode. Times have been pretty uncertain lately, so a short break was in order. But with the Australian winter going ahead it was time to get some stoke or at least some entertainment. Here are the basic recommendations: Videos •The Fifty Project with Pro Skier Cody Townsend •Beau Miles:Trials of Miles - Running 650+km of the Australian Alps, and The Human Bean: 40 days on a tin-bean dietBooks •Shaped By Snow - By Ayja Bounous •Touching The Void - By Joe Simpson •On Trails - by Robert Moor •Tracking The Wild Coomba - by Robert Cocuzzo •Staying Alive In Avalanche Terrain - by Bruce TemperPodcasts •Showing up with Lynsey Dyer •The Long Underwear Podcast with Amie EngerbretsonProjects •SnowBrains post 'A 'Temporary Worker' Story: Following Canned Visas And 2020-21 Winter Staffing Worries' By Rouchelle Gilmore. •New personal Blog - rouchellegilmore.com/ As always you can follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram.
16:02
July 06, 2020
ISO activities and mountain dreaming
It was time to share what this West-Aussie-mountain-loving-girl has been doing to keep sane during this time away from the mountains. 'Isolation' has gotten a little random at times. In this solo episode Rouchelle shares her thoughts on how she has been coping during this time. She shares how her relationship with running is changing and what she is missing about the mountains. There is a lot of speculation out there about what the winter in Australia might look like, but who really knows at this point in time. Follow: The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
14:32
May 12, 2020
Australian Ski Instructors in The US and Luggage Wars - Zack Williams
Throw in some funny ski-travel-stories about what it is like to travel with ski gear. It really is a bit of an ordeal... A few bratty kids and you've got a great little chat. Zack's home mountain is Thredbo in New South Wales, Australia. He has been ski instructing for a few years and has just completed his first winter in Jackson Hole. In this chat they talk about why be became a ski instructor and why ski instructing is for him. We both share some stories about the kinds of people you can instruct in America, a little glimpse into what it is like to be an Australian ski instructor in America and the kinds of dumb questions we encounter on a regular basis. Why Zack likes hospitality and a little about The Bernti's Mountain Inn, in Thredbo. As well as how he became sponsored by Head skis this winter. Follow: Zack Williams on Instagram. Bernti's Mountain Inn on Instagram. The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
38:48
April 24, 2020
Feeling lucky to be Australian and seasonal life - Anna Dillenbeck
A couple of friends chatting about their experience of having to come home to Australia from their winters in the northern hemisphere. Anna was in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan. The chat is about a few things; working for a small ski school in Japan, becoming a ski patroller at Perisher, New South Wales, Australia, Van Life, we wonder what is going to happen to our winter season in Australia, what we can do to keep ourselves entertained while in quarantine/isolation and how Anna become a skier after moving to Canada a few years ago. Of course I ask Anna what she loves about the mountains. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram. This podcast was produced by Rouchelle Gilmore.
28:27
April 16, 2020
New skier, a season in Japan and attempting to remain sane in iso - Darcy White
Feel good chat about remaining sane in mandatory isolation after returning from Japan with Darcy White. Rouchelle and Darcy chat about how she become a skier, how she ended up in Japan, crossing over from other sports, the books they have been reading and what she had been doing to pass the time while she was in quarantine. They also have a bit of a little discussion about climate change and the the effect on our ski seasons in Australia. This was kinda sparked from a book Rouchelle, had been reading called "Shaped By Snow: Defending the Future of Winter" by Ayja Bounous. And of course they talked a little bit about how Darcy's season ended up, as well as Rouchelle's. Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram. This podcast was produced by Rouchelle Gilmore.
26:24
April 05, 2020
Corona, changing plans and a career as a boot fitter - Dan the Boot Man
Daniel Ragazzo, spends a lot of time in ski shops these days, but still loves life in the mountains. In this chat he talks about his path to become a senior boot fitter and how his career is unfolding. The beginnings of how he became a skier, originally from Perth, Western Australia, it can be challenging. Snow lovers from Perth are told this all the time, because there are no mountains in West Aus... This chat came about from a post on the Mt Hotham Seasoners page on FaceBook, having just come home early from Japan as a result of the Corona Virus, Dan was encouraged to have a little chat about his journey home, so we talk about that as well. It was a bit of a journey. Follow Dan The Boot Man: https://www.instagram.com/dan_the_bootman/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos: https://www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ This episode was produced by Rouchelle Gilmore.
28:60
March 31, 2020
Ski All Day, Party All Night - DJ EDDY, Mt Hotham Party King
When people think about Mt Hotham and partying, they think DJ Eddy. Everyone knows the mountains are not just about sliding on planks and boards, it is also about the fun of being together and hitting the dance floor should the occasion arise. In this chat we get to know him, why he ended up at Hotham, how his style as a DJ has evolved, spa parties, The General or The Genny, the leaf blower and his opinions on some important questions. *This episode is light hearted, and should be considered in this way.* Hope you enjoy this chat. Follow DJ Eddy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djeddyhoth/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
37:20
March 05, 2020
Queen of Corbets Caite Zeliff - Life as a Pro Skier
Two-time-Winner of The Queen of Corbets competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Caite Zeliff. She has been pursuing a career as a big mountain free-skier. In this chat Rouchelle and Caite talk about life in the mountains, how things have changed since winning the first Queen of Corbets, filming with Warren Miller, hold it wide open, fear and over coming it, skiing in the Freeride World Qualifier Tour, as well as getting to know Caite a little better all round. Follow Caite on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caite_zeliff/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ Another Podcast for more about Caite is the Warren Miller Long Underwear Podcast: https://warrenmiller.com/long-underwear-show-notes-caite-zeliff This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
45:03
February 07, 2020
Three Time Winter Olympian Jenny Lyons (Owens) - Life As An Athlete
Jenny Owens now Jenny Lyons is a three time Winter Olympian for Australia. She competed in the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics as an alpine ski racer, and then went on to race ski cross in Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. Jenny shares an honest chat of how she became a skier, the evolution of her competitive ski career, what the olympics was like, overcoming injuries, goals, what life is like after hanging up her skis and being a new mother. Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram... www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/
36:35
December 01, 2019
Deano Sheppard - Part 2 - Happiest When Skiing
"The happiest time in your life was when you were skiing." Part 2 with Dean Sheppard, about his childhood and his love of the mountains, moving to Harrietville in Victoria, Australia as a teenager and the impact of all those things. Why he has continued to pursue his career in the mountains as a ski instructor and what has inspired him to stay skiing and come back to it a after a few years away from the industry. As well as the places that Deano's career has taken him, from Mt Hotham, Victoria, Australia to all over the world as well as a ten season stint Telluride, Colorado. He also talks about adaptive snowsports and why he is so passionate about it. Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram... www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
28:11
November 17, 2019
Deano Sheppard - Part 1 - Paralympic Movement, 1992 And 1994 Winter Paralympics
A chat with Dean Sheppard or Deano. A long term Mount Hotham, Victoria, Australia, skier and coach, known for his work with adaptive skiing. He started skiing at Mt Hotham in 1969 as a small child and has gone on to have a career in skiing. By 1989 he was a fully certified Australian Professional Snowsports Ski Instructor. He was Head Coach of the Australian Paralympic Team for part of the 1990s. Deano shares stories about the Paralympic Games of 1992 in Albertville, France and Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. Where he coached Micheal Milton known as Australian most successful the one legged skier, to date. And; Michael Norton sit skier. We also talk about the evolution of the sit-ski and the adaptive movement. Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram... www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
56:20
November 10, 2019
Head Of Ski Patrol At Hotham - Bill Barker
Bill Barker, Head of Ski Patrol at Mt Hotham, Victoria, Australia. Rouchelle and Bill chat what is is like to be a ski patroller at Hotham. They talk about how he ended up as a skier from being a surf-loving kid from NSW, sponsors over the years, friendships in the mountains and adventures in Kashmir, Australia, Europe and beyond. Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram... www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
37:46
August 16, 2019
Hotham Skier Girl And Reality Of Part Time Ski Instructing - Kaela Glasbrenner
Kaela Glasbrenner and Rouchelle Gilmore have been ski friends and fellow ski instructors together for years. They sit down and have a chat about some of the realities of working as a ski instructor and have a few giggles while doing it. They talk about Kaela's journey as a skier and mountain girl, how the girls feel as females in the sport of skiing in Australia and the lack of representation by the reports and what friendships in the mountains can be like in such a seasonal place. This podcast was recorded in July 2019 at Mt Hotham, Victoria, Australia. To follow Kaela Glasbrenner head to: https://www.instagram.com/kaelaglasbrenner/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
23:47
July 31, 2019
Buff Farnell - Long-term Hotham Skier, Australian Backcountry And Photoshoots
A chat with long-term Mt Hotham, Victoria, Australia, skier and local Buff Farnell. Rouchelle and Buff talk about how he became a skier and how he came to call Hotham his mountain home, his definition of a ski bum, the Australian backcountry, how he became sponsored by Quicksilver and his first Quicksilver ad, how shooting with Andrew Barns was the start of him becoming a photographed skier, some of his favourite trips and projects he has worked on as far as being in ski photos, learning how to ski as part of the Alpine ski racing club at Hotham in his 20s and where some of his skiing inspiration has come from. He has been skiing Hotham for over 30 years and has skied all around the world. Enjoy this little get-to-know Buff conversation. Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram... www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
41:34
July 16, 2019
Becoming A Skier And Impact Of Life In The Mountains - Kennedy Lay
Kennedy Lay and Rouchelle had a chat about life in the mountains. 
They talk about the differences between living in mountain towns in comparison to city life, how Kennedy became a skier, and then a ski instructor, the impact of moving to Australia at 13-years-old from China, how living in the mountains has shaped who he is as a person, about the time he climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, in Africa and a little bit about the winter in Jackson Hole in America that Rouchelle and Kennedy shared a few years ago. Follow Kennedy via instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kenlay_physio/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennedy-lay/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
24:25
July 01, 2019
Free-skier And Co-founder Of The Jackson Hole Babe Force - Crystal Wright
An interview with Jackson Hole Babe Force co-founder Crystal Wright. She is a ski racer turn big mountain skier who use to compete on the Freeskiing World Tour, owns a gym in Jackson hole and an all round a great role model for mountain women. In the chat Crystal talks about growing up in Jackson Hole, being a racer turned big mountain skier, the impact of social media in mountain towns, coaching womens camps, injuries, and the start of the Jackson Hole Babe Force. Follow Crystal via instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_b_wright/ and her gym: https://www.instagram.com/wrighttraining/ Jackson Hole Babe Force: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonholebabeforce/ Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram... www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
25:07
June 24, 2019
Original Jackson Hole Air Force And Ski Legend - Benny Wilson
A chat with Jackson Hole local and legend Benny Wilson from March 2019. He is a one of the founders of The Jackson Hole Airforce (JHAF) and was a huge influence on extreme skiing in North America and beyond. 
 In this chat Benny explains his definition of a ski bum, what a real Jackson local is in his opinion, a little about the starting the of the JHAF and what it was like. He also explains what getting a JHAF patch means after the opening of the gates into the backcountry. Which the backcountry is just beyond the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort boundary. He answers the question, how did you end up ski instructing? As well as touching on what it was like to film skiing back in the day. There is a movie about the JHAF called Swift. Silent. Deep. which explains their influence on the hardcore ski culture in the United States. The ski movie we talk about is Teton Gravity Researches, Far Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqzc53ig5ek Link to Swift. Silent. Deep.: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/swift-silent-deep/id346428027 Follow The Mountain Cosmos journey on Instagram... www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
34:08
June 17, 2019
Mountain And Heli Ski Guide, Avalanche Educator And Founder Of SkiDivas - Jessica Baker
This episode is a chat with Jessica Baker recoded in March 2019. She is a ski instructor in Jackson Hole, a mountain guide, heli ski guide, ex-Freeride World Tour competitor, guide for Exum, avalanche educator and mother. We cover a lot of different topics in relation to the evolution of her ski career and life in the mountains, education in skiing, the influence of Doug and Emily Coombs' into how she started SkiDivas. The list goes on. The book mentioned was Tracking The Wild Coomba by Robert Cocuzzo. Follow the journey on Instagram... www.instagram.com/mountaincosmos_podcast/ To read more head to the website: https://themountaincosmos.com/ This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.
40:25
June 11, 2019
Why The Mountain Cosmos
The Australian ski instructor and mountain loving chick Rouchelle Gilmore shares some insight into why she started The Mountain Cosmos. The informal solo introduction introduces a few of the ideas to come before the stories of others really start flowing. Why do you love the mountains? Follow The Mountain Cosmos on Instagram and Facebook. This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.
05:58
June 02, 2019