Cerre Francis, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by John Worsencroft

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Title Cerre Francis, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by John Worsencroft
Alternative Title No. 568 Cerre Francis
Creator Francis, Cerre, 1979-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Worsencroft, John
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-06-20
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5780993/ ; Wasatch Range, Juab County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549209/ ; St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/4407066/ ; Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5582371/ ; Rifle, Garfield, Colorado, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5436363/
Subject Francis, Cerre, 1979- --Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (26 pages) of interview by John Worsencroft with Cerre Francis on June 20, 2008
Abstract Cerre (b. 1979) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and suffered from hip dysplasia. Treatment for her condition involved multiple surgeries and a body cast during her first year. Her family was not particularly oriented to the outdoors so early in her life she was limited to taking lessons that her parents signed her up with. Her high-energy nature led her to more adventures in the outdoors when her family moved out of urban St. Louis. She first experienced climbing when a friend, who was an experienced climber, took her to a cliff. She surprised her friend by making the climb without any falls on the first try. From that point her desire to climb played a larger part in shaping her life. To get around her parents' restriction against overnight trips she fabricated a high school sponsored climbing club. At eighteen she convinced her parents to let her go to school in Steamboat Springs to be closer to the mountains of Rifle. Shortly after she moved on to Salt Lake and the climbing opportunities it offered. Her experience and drive led her to enter into competitive climbing. Cerre believes that climbing is losing its label as an extreme sport as it becomes more popular with people left with fewer available activities. Utah Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Project. Interviewer: John Worsencroft
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; 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/s67h32zc
Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
ID 802742
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67h32zc