You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once


If you could count on both hands all the friends you had lost doing the sport you also love, would you continue doing it? What do para alpinism, wingsuit base jumping & rock climbing have in common with freediving? How does it feel diving under an iceberg in Greenland? Tim Emmett knows.


We have an extraordinary guest with us today, Mr. Tim Emmett. Tim is a professional ice climber, rock climber, former pro base jumper, author, speaker, and father. He is also a pretty bad-ass freediver himself, we've dove together in freezing waters, beneath icebergs in Iceland and Greenland. Tim has an incredible life story to tell, traveling the world for climbing, from deep water soloing in Vietnam, to climbing remote boulders in Mongolia and ice climbing the hardest route ever seen by humans. 

What can we learn from Tim for us in the freediving world? Well, Tim happens to be an elite athlete, a performer at the top of his game. The kind of mind we need to develop when climbing Everest or being hundreds of meters on a rock wall is very similar to the sort of competitive mind freedivers need to focus. In this podcast, we'll chat about almost dying in base jumping accidents, breathing techniques when ice climbing, a flow state of mind, peak performance concentration, and many more topics in the "extreme sports" world. 

Tim and I have been friends and adventures for a few years now, and we are fascinated by the connection between freediving and climbing, the mountains and the sea. Tune in, and find out more. 


0:00 Intro
4:15 Sportsman Cave
8:06 The Strongest I've Ever Been
13:18 Giving Up Alcohol
14:32 The Theory Of Marginal Gains
16:30 Writing My First Book
20:12 Para Alpinism
26:49 Base Jumping Is The Most Dangerous Sport In The World
28:18 Blacking Out At 85 Meters
30:12 The Day I Almost Died
40:45 Helmcken Falls
44:21 Neuroscience
53:40 Reset Protocol
58:15 Freediving Trips To Iceland & Greenland
1:07:00 Freediving Under An Iceberg
1:11:10 Future Plans
1:16:56 Recovery Breathing
1:22:37 Oxygen Saturation Experiment