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.

For inquiries and guests and content, contact Lynn directly at lynn@kpcw.org or Pete directly at pwstoughton@gmail.com.

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In this episode of The Mountain Life Lynn and Pete's guest is G. Brad Lewis. As part of the ongoing series on Park City area locals who define "Living a Mountain Life," mountain man and photographer and longtime local G.Brad Lewis joins the program to talk about spending the winter where he has to snowmobile to arrive home, and trading that for a summer of photographing erupting volcanos. 

  In this episode of The Mountain Life the guest is Chad Brackelsburg, director of the Utah Avalanche Center. He joins the show to delve into the details of an avalanche. After a sobering month of dozens of avalanches, will the snowpack be safe at all this winter? Area outdoor enthusiasts still seem to take to the backcountry underprepared, and we all have a responsibility to change that through our own education. 

  

The next guest in the "Living the Mountain Life" series is Gloria Edwards. Originally from Jamaica, she has been a vibrant part of the local character of our community for over 10 years. She joins us to share how she has given in a variety of ways to the wider community of Park City but also to a growing community of Jamaicans living in Summit County.

Author Marissa King joins Pete and Lynn on The Mountain Life this week. King, a thought leader and pioneer in the field of networks and social relationships, reveals how the quality and structure of your real-life social network have the greatest power to transform your life and strengthen your relationships in her book in SOCIAL CHEMISTRY: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection.

Dr. Wing Province, medical director at Intermountain Park City Hospital joins Lynn and Pete on The Mouuntain Life for our monthly medical expert spot. He will give updates on the Covid numbers in Summit County and beyond, the importance of staying safe until you get the vaccine, and how the distribution of the vaccine at Park City Hospital is taking shape.  

In this episode of The Mountain Life  Lynn and Pete's guests are Tana Toly and Mary Lou Toly, granddaughter and grandmother from a family that has been in Park City since the 1930's and own the longest running family owned business in Park City -- Red Banjo Pizza on Main Street. They join the program for a new series, "Living a Mountain Life" which delves into the stories of those unique perspectives in our quaint town. 

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In this episode of The Mountain Life the guest is Local Park City resident and writer, Joel Zuckerman, who has been on a journey of gratitude for the past several years.  His gratitude journey has changed his outlook on life since he started writing "thank you" letters to people in his life in 2013. He has since written 180 letters and a book about the journey. He talks about his inspirational story and his book Grateful.

Lynn and Pete introduce a new series this week on The Mountain Life, aptly titled Living a Mountain Life. This new series will highlight colorful locals and explore their stories of living in the Wasatch Mountains. This first installment features long-time Park City local Dave Hanscom. Who better to start with than Dave Hanscom? Hanscom co-wrote two guide books on ski touring in the Wasatch and is the race director of the longest running race series in the country - the Wasatch Citizen Series which kicks off this weekend.  

On this episode of The Mountian Life, Dr. Claudia Black, PhD joins Lynn and Pete. Dr Black is a renowned addiction author, speaker and trainer — internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. In addition, her groundbreaking treatment program at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center is focused on treating complex addiction and mental health issues faced by youth, ages 18-26.

In this episode of The Mountain Life Lynn and Pete welcome guest Honey Parker, an advertising executive by day and a new author by night. Her new fiction, Careful-ish, is about laughing at all the things we catch ourselves doing when our world is turned on its ear, as it has been for the last nine months, and we’re forced to spend a lot of time with ourselves.

In this episode of The Mountain Life the guest is Priya Parker, the founder of Thrive Labs, at which she works in conflict resolution and helps create transformative gatherings. Although we can’t physically gather this year, it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to foster a sense of closeness as she talks about in her new book The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

Bill Konigsberg joins Lynn on The Mountain Life. Konisgsberg is best known for his LGBTQ Young Adult novels. He joins the show to talk about the prevalence of depression among LGBTQ youth and how his novels help young people discover that they are not alone. His new book is called The Bridge.

Mason Law, a doctor of physical therapy at Intermountain Park City Hospital, joins Lynn on The Mountain Life to talk about biking and skiing, two of his favorite topics, and how he helps his clients get stronger, stay injury free and recover in the case that injury does occur.

Pete Stoughton and Lynn Ware Peek have a special Thanksgiving edition of The Mountain Life. It’s time to talk Thanksgiving food and wine with local experts. Brook Kirchheimer of Hearth and Hill Restaurant will talk about new twists on old classics, his beloved traditions and how his restaurant helps feed a community in celebration of this annual feast. 

In this Thanksgiving episode of The Mountain Life, Kirsten Fox, executive sommelier at the Fox School of Wine joins the show to let us in on some great pairings for our favorite dishes. Will it be red? White? Bubbly? Big and bold or light and fruity?

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