The Osprey Podcast


Christof NetteKoven - Exploring the Unknown

Season 1, Ep. 8

In this episode we chat to Christof Nettekoven, German expedition climber, alpinist explorer and devourer of cultural variety around the world. Christof has led expeditions to 5 first ascents in the past 5 years alone. Apart from unclimbed peaks, the pristine culture of mountain tribes along the way fascinate him the most. His documentary “Afghanistan´s Secret Peaks/Das andere Afghanistan” about Afghan nomads has been shown at several recent film festivals.

Christof tells us about his recent trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and China, he recalls the different cultures he experienced, the hospitality of the people, his highlights and the challenges faced along the way. We find out what fuels his passion for exploring the unknown, plus Christof gives us his top tips for anyone looking to embark on their first adventure.