Mount Everest tragedy and triumph, humpback whale smackdown, and iceberg collapse: Episode 4

AP Photo/Dave Watson

AP Photo/Dave Watson


Welcome to Episode Four of The Wild Side! This is the show that leads you down the trail less traveled.

On this episode, you'll hear host Grant Lawrence getting the goods from:

*Sandra Leduc, an Ottawa lawyer and mountain climbing enthusiast who got caught in a wicked storm on Mount Everest during her first of two attempts to summit the tallest peak on the planet. Check out her photos on our Facebook page.

*Chad Brealey, a former fishing guide has a whale of a tale to tell, which may be the greatest fishing story of all time if you've ever dreamed of landing a REALLY big one.

*A listener call from Jessica Grillanda who tells us of the ill-fated decision of having a picnic on an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean.

Also, a wild tune from Hey Ocean.

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The Wild Side is heard every Tuesday at 11:30am and every Friday at 7:30pm on CBC Radio One, and on podcast.