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Lee Cossey – Light Walling

| Podcast Episode 3

Lee Cossey is a proper legend of the Australian climbing scene. He has climbed and first ascented some of the hardest routes in the country for the past two decades as well as bouldered hard double digits and done some bloody good ascents on the big walls in Australia, Yosemite and Patagonia.

Lee and I talk about his time big walling, which in contrast to the time he has spent sport climbing and bouldering is almost nothing. But in no time he has compiled a world class list of ascents, including an ascent of Riders on the Storm, in Patagonia, Argentina, a 1200m 36 pitch 27 A2. Which he did with Jake Bresnehan in 2009.

We chat about the begin of his wall climbing life and the progression he has had as a climber and person in this time. He tells stories of his trips including a moment which he had never experienced before or since. He also gives some advice to those that are psyched to get into the wall climbing, but it probably translates pretty well to any type of progression in climbing.

In other episodes I will sit down and talk with Lee the sport climber, bolter, training fanatic and physio but for now, its Lee the big waller who prefers to take the light, fast and no fuss approach.

You can follow Lee on instagram @leecossey

Lee is sponsored by Black Diamond, La Sportiva, The North Face

Music credit – Somerville and Wilson, Red Wasps

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