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Ron Kauk

Ron Kauk

Ron draws from his wide range of experiences in climbing, which include bouldering (first ascent of Midnight Lightning), long routes (first free ascent of Astroman), and mountaineering (first ascent East Face of Uli Biaho, Pakistan). Ron formed a vision from these experiences, which he turned into Sacred Rok, a nonprofit that seeks the wisdom of nature’s way, bringing young people into the world of Yosemite.

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Yosemite Dispatches with Ron Kauk: Sacred Rok Summer

Yosemite Dispatches with Ron Kauk: Sacred Rok Summer

Nov 1, 2010 November 1, 2010

It’s been a nice summer.  Sacred Rok had four camping trips, two in Yosemite Valley in May and June and two at Tuolumne Meadows in July and August. Editor's note: Last December we started a new series, Yosemite Dispatches,with longtime Patagonia ambassador Ron… Read More

Yosemite Dispatches with Ron Kauk: Sacred Rok

Yosemite Dispatches with Ron Kauk: Sacred Rok

Apr 2, 2010 April 2, 2010

In today’s audio dispatch, our friend and ambassador Ron Kauk introduces a new non-profit project he’s been working on with Kenji Hakuta, professor of education at Stanford University. Listen to “Sacred Rok” (MP3 – right-click to download) Sacred Rok provides the… Read More

Photo: Ron Kauk Collection

Yosemite Dispatches with Ron Kauk: The Next Hold

Dec 17, 2009 December 17, 2009

At the age of 14, Patagonia ambassador Ron Kauk left for a 20-day backpacking trip through the Sierra with a high school group and the hook that would tie him to large, expansive spaces was set. After that trip, he didn’t want to ride bikes with the other teenagers. He… Read More

Ron Kauk Breathes New Life Into Fern Spring

Ron Kauk Breathes New Life Into Fern Spring

Mar 7, 2007 March 7, 2007

Editor’s note: Whenever Patagoina ambassador Ron Kauk visits the office I always try to track him down and say hello. I have great respect for Ron even though I’m not much of a climber. His love for Nature is deep and he seems to carry the spirit of… Read More