Tom Santoro, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 10 November 2009

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Title Tom Santoro, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 10 November 2009
Alternative Title No.576 Tom Santoro
Creator Santoro, Tom
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Driscoll, Matt
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2009-11-10
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Kentucky, United States, ; Virginia, United States, ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming, United States;
Subject Santoro, Tom--Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography; Outdoor recreation industry--Biography
Description Transcript (13 pages) of interview by Matt Driscoll with Tom Santoro on November 10, 2009
Abstract Santoro is a Michigan native living in Salt Lake City and working for Black Diamond. He discusses his introduction to climbing during his college years at the University of Michigan. Following his freshman year in college, Tom worked for the US Forest Service as a wilderness ranger in the High Uintas Wilderness Area. During his college years, he worked for an outdoor retail store in Ann Arbor, climbed at a local gym, took weekend trips to Kentucky's Red River Gorge and West Virginia's Seneca Rocks, and enrolled in the Colorado Mountain School. His passion for climbing eventually brought him West, first to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and then to Salt Lake City. Santoro discusses his experiences working for Black Diamond, the importance of safety in climbing, and the importance of trust between climbing partners. The conversation concludes with his reflections on the uniqueness of climbing in the Wasatch, with specific attention to the access to several different climbing areas. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Matt Driscoll
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/s66h61t0
Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing; Outdoor recreation industry
Setname uum_elc
ID 802127
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