“Encouragement. Peer Pressure. Bullying. Call it what you like,” writes Tom Ireson, “but the climbing community is full of it.”
We rely on our friends, mentors and coaches to push us past our own self-doubt–help us realize what we’re capable of. And yet, we never actually know what someone is capable of ahead of time. Today, we bring you a story on searching for the line between pushing someone to succeed, and pushing them too far.
You can hear more of Tom’s stories if you visit him at The Olive Branch in El Chorro, Spain–a family run hostel for adventurers of all kinds–where he works as a chef.
You can find Paul’s music here.