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.

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Understanding the Mental Fallout From 2020

Jun 9, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn welcomes Dr. Christy Kane, who has more than 20 years experience in the mental health field.

In her new book, Kane focuses on the mass traumas we have experienced both collectively and individually over the last year, and how to understand this mental fallout.

She answers the question - what does the science of trauma suggest we should, and shouldn't do, in order to heal?

On The Mountain Life, Lynn speaks with Elinor Cleghorn, who shares a trailblazing, conversation-starting history of misdiagnosis and myths in women’s health.

In Cleghorn’s case, for a decade she was told her symptoms were anything from psychosomatic to a possible pregnancy.

As she learned to live with her unpredictable disease, she turned to history for answers and found what appeared to be a legacy of suffering, mystification, and misdiagnosis. 

Upcoming Community Conversation: Beyond the Letters - Uniting in Community

Jun 2, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Kris Campbell from Mountain Mediation joins Lynn and Pete to discuss an upcoming Community Conversation:  Beyond the Letters - Uniting in Community.

This conversation is set to take place on June 8, and you can join in this safe space to share your experience with or being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and listen to others. 

On The Mountain Life, Deanna Rhodes, Executive Director of CONNECT Summit County, provides a debrief of May Mental Health Awareness month.

Rhodes shares the impacts made by destigmatizing mental illness and supporting those with mental health challenges. 

On The Mountain Life, Lynn Ware Peek and Pete Stoughton welcome entrepreneur, researcher, and advocate, Maxine Bédat.

In her book, Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment, Bédat follows the life of an American icon – a pair of jeans. She does so to reveal what really happens in the clothing industry.

On The Mountain Life, Brent Wursten, Emergency Room RN at Intermountain Healthcare, joins the show to provide some safety precautions when it comes to recreating in the mountains, including important mountain biking safety tips that could keep you out of the emergency room this summer.


On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn are speaking with bestselling author Daniel James Brown, who penned the non-fiction novel Boys in the Boat.

Brown will be sharing more about his new book, Facing the Mountain. This new novel is based on four Japanese-American families and their sons who volunteered for military service and displayed uncommon heroism.

On The Mountain Life, local entrepreneur and ultra runner Brian Beckstead joins the show to talk about his rumming shoe company.

Beckstead is the co-founder of Altra Running Shoes, which he launched in 2010 as a college student.

The inspiration for the new shoe design came from Beckstead wanting to avoid the painful blisters he got while running the Wasatch 100. 

On The Mountain Life, Pete Stoughton and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Steve Grant, author of Don’t Forget Me: A Lifeline of HOPE for Those Touched by Substance Abuse and Addiction.

Don’t Forget Me tells the story of Grant’s two sons, Chris and Kelly, who took distinctly different paths, but had the same tragic outcome. Both sadly passed away due to a drug overdose.

On the show, Grant will preview a talk he’s scheduled to give on May 25 in Park City as part of CONNECT Summit County's May Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Dr. Christine Montross Sheds Light on the Human Costs of Mental Illness

May 12, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Psychiatrist Christine Montross, who will present on Monday in Park City, is the author of Falling Into the Fire.

Montross brings us inside the doctor’s mind, illuminating the grave human costs of mental illness as well as the challenges of diagnosis and treatment.

On The Mountain Life, Sophy Kohler of Park City Nursery comes on to talk about water-saving and drought-resistant plants.

Kohler gives us all the info on when, how, and where to plant this spring, and whether we should wait until after Memorial Day to ensure the survival of our annuals and perennials. 


On The Mountain Life, Pete and Lynn talk with Heather Currie from Communities That Care about a Mental Health Toolkit for our local youth.

Additionally, they discuss the upcoming Ask Me Anything Panel event, where young people take questions from the audience and answer them, no matter how difficult. 

Arantza Pedraza, who is a member of the panel also joins the conversation. 

On The Mountain Life, Lynn talks with Martin Briggs and Jennifer Billow of the Park City Education Foundation about their upcoming community-wide fundraiser on May 22. 

Running With Ed, is back this year. The annual event is the largest fundraiser for the organization, and is open to all community members. This year will look a little different, but the costumes, encouragement and community fun will remain.

Brewing Up a New Experience in Park City

May 5, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn welcomes Conor Brown and Patrick Bourque, co-owners and brewers at Offset Bier.

Offset Bier is set to open this summer within the Ironhorse District in Park City. Brown and Bourque join the show to give us the scoop on their beer, new taproom, and planned activities that will originate from the brewery.

They have developed quite a unique brewing process and business model for Offset Bier, and they tell us all about it. 


On The Mountain Life, Lynn talks with Chris Purkey.

Purkey is the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at

He will be leading the retail initiative for Backcountry’s new store, which is set to open in Kimball Junction on May 1.