Peter Gibbs, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Elizabeth Shuput, 11 October 2006

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Title Peter Gibbs, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Elizabeth Shuput, 11 October 2006
Alternative Title No.452 Peter Gibbs
Creator Gibbs, Peter, 1943-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Shuput, Elizabeth
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2006-10-11
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Gibbs, Peter, 1943- --Interviews; Outdoor recreation--West (U.S.); Outdoor recreation industry--West (U.S.); Outfitters (Outdoor recreation)--West (U.S.)--Biography
Keywords Hiking; Caving; River running; Rafting; Ute Alpine Club; Salt lake Grotto; Gibbs Ascender; Baja Expeditions; Outdoor Recreation Project; Western River Expeditions; Grand Canyon Expeditions; George Gerhart; Bego Gerhart
Description Transcript (39 pages) of interview by Elizabeth Shuput with Peter Gibbs on October 11, 2006
Abstract Peter Gibbs (b. 1943) grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Stewart School, an "experimental school," for his junior high school years, and then East High School. He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1971. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America (belonging to a troop sponsored by the Unitarian Church), where he learned to love the outdoors. He was also a member of the Ute Alpine Club and the Salt Lake Grotto. In the late 1950s he started a business called Gibbs Ascenders. In 1972 he started another business called Baja Expeditions. Gibbs has worked for several companies, including the National Geographic Society, Grand Canyon Expeditions, and Sevy Guide Service. His activities include hiking, caving, skiing, mountain climbing, and kayaking, which he has done all over the world. Outdoor Recreation Project. Interviewer: Elizabeth Shuput
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/s6738893
Topic Outdoor recreation; Outdoor recreation industry; Outfitters (Outdoor recreation)
Setname uum_elc
ID 792816
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