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Facing Death, Climbing, Filmmaking & The Creative Process – Pete Mortimer – 444

April 25, 2023


Do you find the psychology of extreme athletes and their relationships fascinating?
Are you curious about what motivates climbers and mountaineers to push themselves to the limit and risk it all?
Are you a creative and could you use some tips on how to follow your creative spirit?
If so, you won’t want to miss this interview with Emmy-winning American filmmaker Peter Mortimer, who shares his unique perspective on relationships. Jayson’s experience as an extreme athlete and a therapist allows him to gain a unique insight into extreme athletes’ psychology. In their conversation, they discuss the reasons why climbers push themselves to the edge, the deeper experiences they seek, and the heightened awareness they gain through their adventures.
Discover the psychology of extreme athletes, as well as insights into the mind of a brilliant creator in this unforgettable episode.


  • 0:55 – Guest introduction
  • 10:50 – The Alpinist
  • 36:00 – What motivates women who climb?
  • 39:00 – Reel Rock 17
  • 44:45 – How Pete thinks about the creative process
  • 50:40 – Pete’s advice to stuck creatives



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