The Mountain Life

Wednesday, 9-10 AM

The Mountain Life hosts Lynn Ware Peek & Pete Stoughton explore a wide variety of topics from health, fitness, and nutrition to parenting, lifestyle, and education. Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton are endurance athletes and lovers of the mountain lifestyle.

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On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn bring you their ongoing series, Living a Mountain Life. This week joining them is Park City local Gordon Lange.

Lange has just retired from Park City Ski and Snowboard Cross Country as the Comp Head Coach.

On the show, Lange shares stories about Park City blossoming into a training site for cross country athletes, he also discusses how his mountain life is now balanced between Jackson, Wyoming and Park City.

On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn welcome Vanessa O’Brien.

O'Brien is the first American woman to summit K2 and the author of the new book, To the Greatest Heights: Facing Danger, Finding Humility, and Climbing a Mountain of Truth.

Armed with a MBA and a wry sense of humor, O’Brien climbed the corporate ladder to great success, but after the 2009 economic meltdown, her career went into a tailspin. She searched for a new purpose and settled on an unlikely goal: climbing the tallest peaks in the world.  

On The Mountain Life, sports journalist Julie DiCaro joins Lynn and Pete. 

DiCaro has covered professional sports for more than a decade and throughout those experiences has been outspoken about the exploitation of the female body. She talks about the covert and overt sexism women face in the workplace, and the male-driven toxicity in sports fandom.

This week on The Mountain Life, Author Michele Borba discusses the current generation of kids.

She has written Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others ShineBorba has been a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years -- and she's never been more worried than she is about this young generation.

The high-achieving students she talks with every day are more accomplished, better educated, and more privileged than ever before.

On The Mountain Life, author Kayleen Schaefer, talks about her new book: BUT YOU’RE STILL SO YOUNGHow Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood.

Schaefer points out five major events that can structure this time of life, including: completing school, leaving home, getting married, becoming financially independent, and having a child. 

Schaefer shares findings from data research and hundreds of interviews conducted nationwide. 

Dr. Judson Brewer joins The Mountain Life to talk about his instant NY Times bestseller, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind. We are living in a time of unprecedented anxiety, and Dr. Brewer shares how the cycle of anxiety and addictive behavior can be broken. 

On this episode of The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete are joined by local, retired dentist Marielle Pariseau.

Pariseau is typically known around town as the tooth fairy, making certain all young people have access to dental healthcare.

Pariseau has now branched out to become a children's book author. During her time as a practicing dentist, Pariseau often told stories about her animal friends to redirect children’s attention away from the parts of her work that some young patients found scary. Out of that effort came the idea of a children's book  Billy Braveheart


This week on The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete are joined by local three-time Paralympic Bronze Medalist Danelle Umstead.  She seeks to pay back the support she has received as a visually impaired alpine ski racer by encouraging more women with disabilities to get involved in sports. She has started a new foundation called Sisters in Sport.

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Bruce Greyson, M.D., is a foremost expert on near-death experiences with almost half a century of scientific research experience. 

With the constant surge of deaths in our country, Greyson believes it is time to reframe the narrative around loss.

Lynn and Pete speak with Greyson about how our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence―a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety. 

On this episode of The Mountina Life

Park City resident, Andrew Muse, is a a professional multi-sport athlete, content creator, and social media influencer who generates compelling adventure stories with his adventure dog Kicker by his side.

He joins Lynn And Pete to talk about his Tiny Home Adventure travelog podcast, which features his enviable adventures in his mobile tiny home. 

On this episode of The Mountian Life:

Dr. Will Cole, functional medicine doctor and best-selling author, talks about his flexible four-week intermittent fasting. 

He has a new book titled Intuitive Fasting, which explores why you should fast, and how to do it correctly for the best health outcomes.


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In their ongoing Mountain Living Series, Pete and Lynn speak with artist Connor Liljestrom about how he conveys a sense of the mountains through his art. 

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Dr. Armond LaPine, a cardiologist at Intermountain Park City Hospital and Heber Valley Hospital joins Lynn and Pete to bring insight on staying heart healthy.

Dr. LaPine has more than 24 years experience in the medical field, specializing in adult congenital heart conditions. 

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Lynn Ware Peek speaks with Jacob Dunford, the Chief Operating Officer at Encircle.

Encircle is the largest LGBTQ+ Resource Center in Utah.

There is a disproportionately high suicide rate for our youth in Utah and Dunford is working to ensure every individual understands their inherent value and is able to find a community. 

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Lynn Ware Peek talks with Denise Woods, one of the most sought-after vocal coaches in Hollywood. Woods comes on to share some of her communication secrets with the rest of us.

From public speaking to asking for a raise, establishing one’s presence in video meetings to a marriage proposal, we are judged by our voice. It is our most crucial instrument of expression.

Woods will talk about proven practices to help anyone utilize their authentic voice.