In this fascinating episode of Because of You, Outdoor Education student Matthew Fisher talks to whitewater legend Roger Paris, who was crucial in laying the foundation for CMC’s Outdoor Education program. Joining the conversation is Johann Aberger, the current Director of Outdoor Education.
Roger talks about growing up under German occupation in northern France during World War 2, seeing bridges in his town blown up by German, British, and US bombs. He also discusses his background in outdoor adventures, and how he first came to Carbondale, Colorado in 1964.
Roger worked for CRMS for 15 years, teaching outdoor studies such as mountaineering, and he coached the ski team. In 1980, Roger started working for Colorado Mountain College in the outdoor program. He was crucial in developing the program in its early days, as well as laying the foundaiton for what the program has become today.
To learn more about Roger Paris and his amazing story, check out this article at Fun Hog Press! funhogpress.com/docs/rogerparis.htm
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