On Episode 158 of the Enormocast, I sit down in my sweet Denver hotel room with Ken Yager and Allyson Gunsallus of the Yosemite Climbing Association. Ken Yager started the Yosemite Facelift event 15 years ago out of his pickup, and the gathering has since cleaned up mountains of trash and debris from Yosemite Valley. Surreptitiously, Yager has also been kindling a love affair between climbers and NPS law enforcement. Ken also has been diligently collecting and housing artifacts from Yosemite climbing history as far back as its very beginning. He’s been working for 20+ years to get a permanent museum space in the the park, and he feels that the NPS is on the verge of giving in. What’s more, Ken has climbed continuously in the Valley as long as anybody and longer than most.
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4 Replies to “Episode 158: Ken Yager and the Yosemite Facelift.”
Just catching up on some back episodes. I’ve been skipping this one because I didn’t think it would be too interesting. So glad I finally listened today. What a great interview! Thank you Ken Yegar for all you’ve done and thanks Chris for bringing him on!
Just a really sweet guy.
Thanks For another cool interview and introducing us another grate person needed to be heard.
I had no idea the Yosemite face lift was actually started from one person’s idea.
Now I wonder how do We help Ken for building Clibming Museum dream come true? I think all the out door company should tip in and we need to build a grate one in Yosemite!
He has really impressed the NPS and I think its on the brink of coming together. Seems crazy that Yosemite has all that other shit in it, and no climbing museum.
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