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Collection Oral History Collection
Catalog Number 2014.017.003
Object Name Videodisc, Digital
Scope & Content Visual recording of an interview of Stephen (Steve) Komito, rock climber and shop owner by Alicia Mittelman, Curator at the Estes Park Museum. Interview took place on November 7, 2012 at the Estes Park Museum. Filmed by Brian Brown.

ABSTRACT: Steve Komito was first introduced to mountaineering at the Exum School in the Wyoming Tetons in 1958. While a student at the University of Colorado he continued his passion for mountaineering on the Flat Irons, in Eldorado Canyon, and in Boulder Canyon. Steve has also done extensive climbing in the Estes Valley and in the Moab, Utah area. After leaving C.U. Steve opened Komito Boots, a retail and repair business, which he moved to Estes Park in 1971. Steve describes the evolution of climbing equipment and his contributions to those changes. Mr. Komito also reminisces about many notable climbs with well-known mountaineering pioneers. Steve Komito has been the virtual epicenter of a large community of climbers through his shared climbing expertise and above all his exemplary and extraordinary hospitality at both his home and shop over many decades. Note: Added material appears in brackets.
Narrator's name Komito, Stephen
Interview date 2012-11-07
Interviewer Mittelman, Alicia
Interview place Estes Park Museum, Estes Park, Colorado
Recording media Digital recording
Search Terms Rock climbing
Boot repair
Mr. President
Subjects Rock climbing
Rocky Mountain National Park
Route development
Year Range from 2012
Year Range to 2012
People Komito, Steve
Covington, Michael
Snively, Douglas
Korr, Layton
Custom Field 22
Transcriptionist Williams, Tom
Updated 2017-01-04
Date November 7, 2012