Archive for February, 2009

The Big LePowSki

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Where:  Brewvies, BD Retail, Brighton, The Woodshed
When:  February 26-28, 2009
Info: http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/thebiglepowski/index.html

Nice poster dude, duder or el duderino if you are not into the brevity thing.

Trango #5 Big Bro Recall

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Trango is recalling 100 #5 Big Bros made in March and October 2008.

http://www.trango.com/recall.php

Jerry Moffatt book and interview

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Jerry Moffat book

Via Planetmountain.

Jerry Moffatt interview and link to buy his autobiography if you are into that sort of thing…..

Excerpt from the interview:
For those perhaps new to the game… who was Jerry Moffatt?
Well, put simply I suppose I was a prolific climber in the ’80’s and ’90’s. Probably one of the best climbers in the world. Someone who travelled all over the place, did hard new routes, established difficult boulder problems, took part in competitions for a couple of years and won some of them!

U of U Outdoor Rec/Wasatch History project

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Fred Beckey belays Rick Reese on the FA of the triple overhangs - lone peak

The American West Center at the U of U seeks Salt Lake climbers to interview.

The American West Center at the University of Utah (http://www.amwest.utah.edu/) is currently seeking interviews with climbers from the Greater Salt Lake Area.

These interviews will be part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project, archived in Special Collections at the Marriott Library (University of Utah).

The stories gathered by the project will help researchers in fields such as environmental studies, cultural history, and geography. But most importantly, it is an opportunity for YOU to tell your story!

The interviews are informal with no “agenda”, or any specific set of questions that must be answered. The direction of the interview will be dictated by what you want to talk about. The interviews take about one to two hours and can be done anywhere that is convenient for you. Once the interview is completed, it will be transcribed and archived for future generations to read. This is a remarkable opportunity to share your unique story with people from all walks of life!

If you are interested in telling your story, or just have questions about the project, please email John Worsencroft of the American West Center at rugbyguy16 -A T- hotmail.com.