Drew Bedford, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 31 March 2010

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Title Drew Bedford, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 31 March 2010
Alternative Title No. 687 Drew Bedford
Creator Bedford, Drew, 1964-
Contributor Driscoll, Matt
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-03-31
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549030/
Subject Bedford, Drew, 1964- --Interviews; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah; Outdoor recreation--Utah
Description Transcript (28 pages) of an interview by Matt Driscoll with Drew Bedford on 31 March 2010. Part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-2088
Abstract Drew Bedford was born on August 2, 1964 in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in Seattle, New Jersey, and upstate New York before his family settled in Charlottesville, Virginia during his teen years. Drew skied throughout his childhood before discovering a passion for climbing when he was thirteen years old. Throughout his high school years in Virginia, Drew climbed as much as possible, despite a relative shortage of quality crags in the Southeast. He moved to Utah in the fall of 1982, enrolling at the University of Utah, and developed his climbing under the tutelage of Les Ellison, Brian Smoot, and Bret and Stuart Ruckman, among others. With routes in traditional climbing, Drew describes the growing pains involved as sport climbing and rappel-bolting entered the scene in the mid- to late-80s. He shares some of his more memorable first ascents, including the first route he put up in Ferguson Canyon and the first free ascent of the Monkey Finger Wall in Zion National Park. He also identifies the lasting influence of a number of climbers from his generation. Project: Outdoor Recreation. 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/s6z0546f
Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
ID 838807
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6z0546f
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