episode 22 - Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson

Every time I prepare a new interview I do quite extensive research and when we sit down to record I always want to have a wide range of questions written down - so that is also what I did for this sitdown with climbers Caroline Ciavaldini and her husband James Pearson. However, after just a couple of minutes the questions went straight out of the window as this amazing, energetic couple in the most lovely way hijacked the entire interview and I quickly decided to just hang on and enjoy the ride.

A friend of mine who is working with PR for The North Face in Scandinavia, Erica, described James and Caroline as very "bubbly" and that proved to be the understatement of the year. I enjoyed every minute as they opened up and told me their story.

Caroline tells us about growing up on the Island of Reunion, about the atmosphere of the island and comparing it with James childhood as he was growing up in the Peak District, Derbyshire, in England. We talk about life, about death, about being exposed to risk and fear and about making Trad Climbing Great Again.

I am very pleased and proud of this interview that will boost your energy extensively whether you are a climber or not.