Doug Heinrich, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 20 July 2010

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Title Doug Heinrich, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Matt Driscoll, 20 July 2010
Alternative Title No. 645 Doug Heinrich
Creator Heinrich, Doug, 1962-
Contributor Driscoll, Matt
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-07-23
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549030/ ; Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5826327/grand-teton-national-park.html
Subject Heinrich, Doug, 1962- --Interviews; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Wyoming--Biography; Rock climbing--Wyoming; Outdoor recreation--Wyoming
Description Transcript (54 pages) of an interview by Matt Driscoll with Doug Heinrich on 23 July 2010; Part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-3016
Abstract Doug Heinrich (b. 1962) was introduced to climbing when he was twelve years old by a classmate. Early on he took climbing lessons with Jim Dockery, a local legend, and during his first year in climbing he achieved the summit of the Grand Teton on a guided climb. He quickly developed an interest in summiting alpine peaks. Doug discusses the Salt Lake climbing community of the late-70s and '80s, identifying some of the key figures involved in pushing grades and new-route development. He shares his opinions about the fascination with first ascents, explaining how this was not a priority or fascination for him. That said, Doug has developed some classic new routes, specifically on Big Walls in Zion National Park. He describes himself as not particularly good at any aspect of climbing but certainly able at all aspects: rock climbing, Big Walls, mountaineering, ice climbing, etc. Doug tells stories of working with Conrad Anker at The North Face store in Salt Lake City prior to Conrad's rise to stardom. Doug climbed with many of Salt Lake's most prominent mountaineers, a number of whom have tragically died in the mountains. After working at TNF, he went on to manage IME before moving to Black Diamond, where he continues to work. Doug describes the history of Black Diamond and also provides an overview of some of its more significant efforts in product development.Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Matt Driscoll
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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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/s6cc2vtk
Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
ID 839693
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cc2vtk
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