James Garrett, Salt Lake City, UT: : an interview by Matt Driscoll, 9 April 2010

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Title James Garrett, Salt Lake City, UT: : an interview by Matt Driscoll, 9 April 2010
Alternative Title No. 593 James Garrett
Creator Garrett, James, 1951-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Driscoll, Matt
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-04-09
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Ibex, Millard County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5540860/ ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5780993/ ; Wasatch Range, Juab County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549209/
Subject Garrett, James, 1951- --Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (36 pages) of interview by Matt Driscoll with James Garrett on 9 April 2010
Abstract Garrett (b. 1951) was born in Duluth, Minnesota, started skiing when he was around six or seven years old, and eventually moved to Montana, where he continued to pursue skiing. He moved to Switzerland, met his wife, Franziska, and discovered climbing under the influence of the Von Kämel brothers, Swiss mountain guides. James returned to the States in 1980 and worked as a ski patroller in Colorado before eventually settling in Salt Lake City with his wife in 1981. James draws frequent comparisons between the American and European climbing ethic, noting the support provided to climbing by government institutions in Europe. He is an accomplished first ascensionist, having developed new routes in the Wasatch and the West Desert, among other places. He discusses the development of climbing in Utah's West Desert, specifically an area called Ibex. James wrote a guidebook on climbing in the West Desert and responds to questions about the qualities that a good guidebook should have, alluding to the Ruckman guidebook on Wasatch climbing as a model text. He continues to climb actively, often traveling international to climb in new places and experience different cultures. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Matt Driscoll
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Is Part of Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s60v9x6d
Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
ID 802864
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60v9x6d