Michael Friedrichs, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 18 March 2010

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Title Michael Friedrichs, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 18 March 2010
Alternative Title No. 642 Michael Friedrichs
Creator Friedrichs, Michael D., 1959-
Contributor Driscoll, Matt
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-03-18
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549030/ ; Wyoming, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5843591/ ; Idaho, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5596512/ ; Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5410952/
Subject Friedrichs, Michael D., 1959- --Interviews; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah; Outdoor recreation--Utah
Description Transcript (30 pages) of an interview by Matt Driscoll with Michael Friedrichs, on 18 March 2010. Part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-2084
Abstract Michael Friedrichs (1959) was exposed to climbing during his high school years, mentored by his swimming coach and regional climbing great Layne Kapischka. Mike attended the University of Wyoming, studying Statistics, and during his college years, he climbed at Vedauwoo, in Wyoming, also making a number of trips to Yosemite to climb big walls. He describes the "regional" climbing culture of the 1970s, identifying this characteristic as one that has changed over the years. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1988 and discovered Utah climbing at an exciting and transitional moment, as route development burgeoned with the use of rappel-bolting and the development of sport climbing. Mike has been involved in new route development in Longs Canyon, near Moab, and was a key figure in new route development in the San Rafael Swell. Mike shares his thoughts on the supportiveness of the local community, identifying inspiring climbers as those who remain humble and kind even as they push the limits of climbing.Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Matt Driscoll
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Digital Image © 2015 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; 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/s6rn53v7
Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
ID 837165
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rn53v7
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