Kim Miller, Salt Lake City, Utah : an interview by Erik Solberg, 12 July 2007

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Title Kim Miller, Salt Lake City, Utah : an interview by Erik Solberg, 12 July 2007
Alternative Title No.458 Kim Miller
Creator Miller, Kim, 1952-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Solberg, Erik
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-07-12
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho, United States, ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.); Miller, Kim, 1952- --Interviews; Mountaineering--Wyoming--Grand Teton National Park; Boy Scouts of America
Description Transcript (30 pages of interview by Erik Solberg with Kim Miller
Abstract Kim Miller (b. 1952) grew up in Rexburg, Idaho. His dad was a farmer and his mother was a physical education teacher at the high school. He attended schools in Rexburg, including Ricks College, and graduated from BYU in 1977 in business communications. He was active in the Boy Scouts and worked as a hike master at a scout camp in the Tetons. Working near the Tetons progressed into climbing, and he describes favorite climbs, including the Polar Circus in Canada, Fairview Dome, Wolf's Head, and The Nose. Miller also recalls friends Tom Frost, Brian Smoot, Mark Ward, and Jim Dockery. Other topics include soloing (his favorite way of climbing), ice climbing, the dangers of climbing, the stigma of being a climber, his dislike of bivouacking, speed climbing, injuries, and gear. In the second interview, Miller discusses guidebooks and the publication of Wasatch Granite. He also talks about what it means to do a first ascent and gives his definition of a true climber. Other topics include changes in climbing equipment, aid climbing, first ascents, the feeling of being in the mountains, access, differences in American and European climbing, physical and mental dangers, current attitudes, climbing with his kids, being baffled over the rating systems, and climbing fads today. Outdoor Recreation Project. Interviewer: Erik Solberg
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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
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Topic Wyoming--Grand Teton National Park; Mountaineering; Boy Scouts of America
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ID 790585
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