The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

“Before I ever went to Mt. Everest, I saw every single YouTube video you could possibly imagine about that mountain, what I’m in for, right? All these dead bodies, all these other things, right? Like, how do you do this?” says Mark Pattison.

Mark Pattison has played professional football, is an Executive at Sports Illustrated, and the 1st NFL player to climb the Seven Summits. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The power of great coaches, mentors, and friends
  • How to be mentally and physically prepared for a big climb
  • Lessons learned on the mountains
  • Coping with the extremes and fears seen while climbing


Be sure to check out Mark’s documentary, Searching For The Summit,  which you can watch for free on the NFL’s website here:


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-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT


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Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


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