Finding Your Summit Podcast

Stories with fascinating people of amazing accomplishment. Hosted by Mark Pattison.

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ESPN Reporter Shelley Smith

082: Shelley Smith – ESPN Reporter, Chasing Stories, Tackling Adversity

Dec 7, 2018

Shelley Smith ESPN Reporter, Chasing Stories, Tackling Adversity Shelley Smith is a reporter at ESPN. She’s done stories on some of the most memorable moments in sports history. It is the unique angles that keep Shelley, who avoids the obvious,…

081: Todd Orr – Survived 2 Grizzly Bear Attacks

Nov 30, 2018

Todd Orr – Survived 2 Grizzly Bear Attacks Todd Orr is an outdoors man. He’s grew up and fell in love with outdoor life in the mountains of Ennis, Montana. His days were spent camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Todd…

080: Mike Hamill – Climbing The Seven Summits

Nov 23, 2018

Mike Hamill – Climbing The Seven Summits Mike Hamill is the founder and lead guide for Climbing the Seven Summits. His company focuses on the 7 summits, and a few other select mountains that Mike finds special. Mike gets clients…

Rewind 079: Pirie Jones Grossman Getting Better By Forgiving Yourself

Nov 22, 2018

Pirie Jones Grossman Getting Better By Forgiving Yourself Pirie Jones Grossman is our featured for this episode of Find Your Summit Rewind  Since her last visit, Pirie was diagnosed with the Epstein Barr virus. Grossman’s version of the 60 know types was…

078: Ken Nsimbi – Guiding Youth to the Top of Their First Summit

Nov 16, 2018

  Ken Nsimbi, guiding King County’s youth to the top. Ken Nsimbi immigrated to the United States as a teenager from his native Nairobi, Kenya. The move to the US happened while Ken and his brothers vacationed to visit their…

077: Andy Hnilo – Unmasked and Radiating Health

Nov 9, 2018

Andy Hnilo – Unmasked and Radiating Health The Curb March 20, 2011 – Andy Hnilo was hit by a Land Rover as he stepped off the curb on Melrose in Los Angeles. Thrown across the street a Toyota Tundra hit…

076: Werner Berger – Growth is Found Outside the Comfort Zone

Nov 2, 2018

Werner Berger – Growth is Found Outside the Comfort Zone At a conference, as an adult well into his life, Werner Berger considered the 3 things he’d like to do before he died. Though Berger possed no mountaineer experience, he…

075: Pete Koch, NFL 1st Round Pick

Oct 26, 2018

Pete Koch, Inspiration from an NFL 1st Round Pick Pete Koch played defensive end for the University of Maryland. He graduated the same year as his teammate Boomer Esiason.  Coincidentally, Pete’s Terrapins lost to Mark’s Huskies in the inaugural 1982…

Rewind 074: Charles Plumb is Packing His Parachute with Personal Adversity

Oct 25, 2018

Charles Plumb is Packing His Parachute with Personal Adversity Charles Plumb talks about the rewards of personal adversity; we need to pay attention. In this Rewind episode, we discuss three things. First, Charles’ philosophy of packing your own parachute. Next, recognizing…