Recently at the cinema the film Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal was released across the UK.
Tom Briggs is an experienced, all-round climber and ‘new router’, with first ascents in the UK, Canada and Greenland. Tom is no slouch having climbed Scottish VIII, E9, F8b and Font 8a. He has travelled and climbed extensively in the Himalaya, Alaska and Africa. During the winter he is likely to be found skiing in the Alps, or bouldering on the local Peak District gritstone.
He talks to Jason McCrossan about his experience climbing some of the toughest mountains around the world and find out what it takes to climb every mountain.
On Monday Matters tonight the latest James Bond song for Spectre was released on Friday – It’s called Writing’s On The Wall and sang by Sam Smith. We’ll have a bit of a Bond themed show and play four Bond songs which cover 4 decades – from the 60s to the 90s.
In our music Kyra has news on James Bay; Taylor Swift and the Strokes.
MC Jezza Fellowes returns with his Downton Abbey update.
In our Night-Time News report – Saudi Arabia is one of the most prolific executioners in the world and currently has 21 year old Ali Mohammed al-Nimr is awaiting execution and crucifixion – for speaking out against the Saudi regime when he as 17. Jason speaks to Kate Higham from the human right charity Reprieve after 8pm.
And a couple of weeks ago the film Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal was released across the UK. Tonight Jason McCrossan speaks to Tom Briggs – who has climbed some of the toughest mountains around the world and find out what it takes to climb every mountain.