The mountains have a strong pull for many people. Everyone has there own story of how they come to live in the mountains or choose to escape to the mountains casually. Some people are born in the mountains and do not know any other way of life, others come from big cities, boring flat lands and everything in-between. There are some pretty awesome people out in these places.

A podcast about life in the mountains.

The mission of The Mountain Cosmos is to share stories from a diverse range of people who have something to do with mountain life.

Some of you may wonder why the name The Mountain Cosmos… Well the mountain should explain itself. But the word cosmos is related to many things which are strongly related to life in the mountains.

Cosmos was originally a Greek word, meaning both ‘order’ and ‘world.’ The ancient Greeks thought the world was impeccably in order, perfect and harmonious.  Although these days it means, ‘all of creation.’ Among a few other things which are insatiably important to mountain people. Such as ‘nature’ and ‘system of thought’. Both completely important as we are in nature and looking after it, while system of thought is to do with how we approach the mountains.

Enjoy the journey and be sure to subscribe.


Peter Zirknitzer – Hotham Legend, Ski History From Australia & The World The Edge

In this episode, we chat with Peter Zirknitzer who is a Hotham legend. We talk about a lot of things from how he ended up in Australia as a ski instructor in the 1960s, how Zirky's started (which is a hotel and bar so many of Hotham skiers love to go to), stories of his travels, and ski racing, to what skiing and growing up was like in Austria. As well as many other great stories. This episode was recorded and produced by Rouchelle Gilmore. Proudly supported Sherbrooke Design And Construction.
  1. Peter Zirknitzer – Hotham Legend, Ski History From Australia & The World
  2. Sami Kennedy-Sim – 2-Time-Winter Olympian In Ski-Cross & A Lifelong Skier
  3. Snow Australia Alpine Director Shawn Fleming – Creating Strong Skiers & Athlete Pathways
  4. Greta Small – Two-Time Winter Olympian – Staying Motivated & Adapting
  5. Backcountry Women Of Australia – Leonie Wohl
  6. Harry Laidlaw – Life Of An Athlete, Winter Olympics & Gratitude
  7. Head Freeride Coach Al Clay – Freeride And The Love Of Skiing
  8. Program Director Hugh Brooks – A Performance Attitude
  9. Ski-Cross and FIS Head Coach Jeff Books – Instilling Passion, Athlete Development And Equipment Selection
  10. Louis Muhlen – Mindset, Setting Goals And Aiming High