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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

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)… Read More

Yosemite Dispatches with Ron Kauk: Learning to Walk Again

Yosemite Dispatches with Ron Kauk: Learning to Walk Again

Jan 21, 2010 January 21, 2010

  Climbing and yoga are often compared for their ability to transport us into the moment. In today’s dispatch, Ron touches on both disciplines and another activity that connects them. Listen to “Learning to Walk Again”(mp3 – right-click to download – music: “Chuya” by… Read More

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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… Read More