The inaugural Rock and Ice Writing Symposium was a big success. Fourteen writing students from as far away as Spain and South Korea descended on the climbing-media capital of the world, Carbondale, Colorado, for a weeklong writing symposium to learn the genre of climbing writing. Instructors included myself, John “Largo” Long, Jeff Jackson and Duane Raleigh. This was my first experience teaching a writing workshop, and it was great fun to see the students’ progression over the course of the week.
For me, the best part was getting to spend a week with Largo, one of my climbing and writing heroes. Hats off to all who attended, and I look forward to more opportunities like this in the future.