I’m finishing up my MSc in Science Communication this year, and as part of it I’m putting together a short radio documentary on fear in climbing. Would anyone be willing to be interviewed about a time they have been really scared during a climb? In particular, times that have been genuinely risky/dangerous, and getting through has required controlling the fear response. I would be interested in the lead up to that point, then the emotional and physical response to the situation, thought processes, and what you did to get through it.
I will also be interviewing an academic on the biology of fear, and the different fear responses, and I have interviewed Hazel Findlay for a coach’s perspective on ways to combat these. I just need some thoughts from someone (apart from me) who has experienced it.
The interview shouldn’t take longer than 20mins, and it would be over zoom/some other video messaging. I would record just the audio.
Message me if you’re available and happy to be involved!