The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

Picture this, you’ve just reached the Summit of Everest- a pinnacle achievement when you’re literally on top of the World… and all of sudden everything goes white... your completely blind. Join us this week as Brian walks us down his “Blind Descent,” and tells us what skills learned from his time as a former US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer / Combat Search and Rescue and perhaps a little luck, got him home safe.



  • Don’t panic
  • Focus on what needs to be done
  • Do more
  • Be who you are
  • Seek obstacles, don’t avoid them



0:00 Dr. L, Col Nye and Johnny Waite introduce Brian

1:20 Interview begins- “always climbing”

2:50 Joe on Aconcagua

4:00 Mental toughness of downtime

5:00 Growing up on a mountain

7:00 Climbing Everest solo with sherpa support

8:45 Acclimatization

10:00 Hiking in the “death zone”

11:15 Completely soloing

13:00 Time standing still on the Summitt

14:30 Descending snow blind

19:05 31 Habits: #8 Intermittent Fasting

21:20 Interview continues: 24 hrs locked in a shipping container at Tahoe

25:00 Navy Training

28:28 Dr.L, Col Nye & Johnny Waite discuss Brian’s experience and what we can learn from his Blind Descent



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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Johnny Waite,Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Joe De Sena was running around Fenway & Sefra Alexandra was on expedition in the South Pacific)


Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty


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