Brian Smoot, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Erik Solberg [20 June and 28 August 2007]

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Title Brian Smoot, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Erik Solberg [20 June and 28 August 2007]
Alternative Title No.497 Brian Smoot
Creator Smoot, Brian
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Erik Solberg
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-06-20; 2007-08-28
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Wasatch Range, Juab County, Utah, United States, ; Woodland, Summit County, Utah, United States, ; Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, United States,
Subject Smoot, Brian--Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography; Kayaking--Utah
Description Transcript (34, 43 pages) of two interviews by Erik Solberg with Brian Smoot on June 20 and August 28, 2007. Second interview placed first
Abstract Smoot (b. 1960) recalls growing up in Salt Lake City, outdoor activities in scouting programs, and summers at the family cabin in Woodland, Utah. He and his brother hiked regularly in the Wasatch mountains and began climbing on a small crag found on one of their hikes. Although self-trained, they took climbing very seriously and were able to climb both Half Dome and El Cap in Yosemite National Park when they were 18 years old. Smoot talks about climbers he admired at Yosemite, including Royal Robbins, Tom Frost, Yvon Chouinard, Chuck Pratt, and Warren Harding. Local climbers he admired include the Lowes and Mark McQuarrie. Improvements in climbing technology discussed include cams, TCUs, FriXions, Five Ten shoes, ice axes, and the express ice screw. He also talks about climbing ethics and environmental issues. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Erik Solberg
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Is Part of Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
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 Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing; Kayaking
Setname uum_elc
ID 796939
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