Ron Olevsky, Washington, UT: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 13 August 2010

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Title Ron Olevsky, Washington, UT: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 13 August 2010
Alternative Title No. 616 Ron Olevsky
Creator Olevsky, Ron, 1954-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Driscoll, Matt
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-08-13
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah, United States, ; City of La Verkin, Washington County, Utah, United States, ; Colorado, United States,
Subject Olevsky, Ron, 1954- --Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (22 pages) of interview by Matt Driscoll with Ron Olevsky on August 13, 2010
Abstract Olevsky (b. 1954) was born in New York City, and grew up in rural Connecticut, where he developed an enthusiasm for the outdoors. Ron spent a summer in Switzerland in 1968 and was exposed to climbing for the first time. In 1970, he worked on a ranch in Wyoming, and eventually he hitchhiked to Boulder, Colorado, enrolling shortly thereafter at University of Colorado-Boulder and climbing extensively in Rocky Mountain National Park. Ron describes his new route development in Rocky Mountain National Park and Zion National Park. He identifies some of the key figures in route development in southern Utah and shares his observations on the Utah climbing culture and community. The interview concludes as Ron describes his experiences as a climbing guide in southern Utah. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation History Project. Interviewer: Matt Driscoll
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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/s61n9jgp
Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 800409
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