Bob Springmeyer, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Erik Solberg [14 and 28 June 2007]

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Title Bob Springmeyer, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Erik Solberg [14 and 28 June 2007]
Alternative Title No.498 Bob Springmeyer
Creator Springmeyer, Bob, 1943-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Erik Solberg
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-06-14; 2007-06-28
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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, ; Jackson Teton County, Wyoming, United States;
Subject Springmeyer, Bob, 1943- --Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (29, 15 pages) of two interviews by Erik Solberg with Bob Springmeyer on June 14 and 28, 2007
Abstract Springmeyer (b. 1943) was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was introduced to the outdoors through family fishing and camping trips. He was also involved in the scouting programs through the L.D.S. Church. He describes his education in Salt Lake City, an illegal fraternity in high school, the Alpenbock Club, climbing friends, experiences with improvement in technology, and clean climbing (recovery of equipment on the way down). He also shares his favorite climbs, both in the Jackson, Wyoming/Grand Tetons and the Salt Lake City Canyons areas. He also talks about doing the Gannett climb (also in Wyoming), but backing off as he felt his safety was threatened by weather and equipment issues. Springmeyer concludes with a discussion of fellow climbers from the Alpenbock Club and making ‘clean' climbs easier. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Erick 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
ARK ark:/87278/s68s6794
Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
ID 797452
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