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  • 10/27/2015 Buffalo National River

    Buffalo NR Partners Programs

    Buffalo National River has recently allowed rock climbing in selected areas along the River. By doing so, this will add another user group to those hikers, canoers and kayakers who participate in recreational activities on the Buffalo.

    Amanda Smith of Elevate Sports will focus on basic knots used commonly for rock climbing and background about rock climbing and rappelling in the State of Arkansas. She will demonstrate the figure 8 knot, double figure 8, a few hitches, overhand knot, and the concept of 'closing the system'.

    Amanda graduated from the University of Missouri with a Masters degree in Geology and worked as an exploration geologist in numerous Canadian provinces. Amanda's experience ranges from working above the tree line, to snowshoeing in Quebec at minus 40 degree temperatures. She pursued her AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certificate as a desire to turn climbing into a full-time passion. Most recently, Amanda worked as a rope access consultant in British Columbia for a gold exploration company. She recalls watching glaciers calve down the valley on her first day out, running into grizzly bears, and skiing talus slopes for fun.  

    Location: Boone County Public Library, Buffalo National River Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Fee Information: none Contact Name: Sybil Craig Contact Email: BNRPINC@gmail.com Contact Phone Number: 870-704-9114

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