Turned down $20,000 sponsorship for Facelift

I turned down a potential $20,000 sponsorship because they wanted to promote bottled water. They were disappointed and a little upset. I feel promoting bottled water is encouraging the wrong message especially in Yosemite which has some of the best tap water in the world. A lot of what we clean up during the Facelift is empty plastic water bottles. I would have accepted their offer if they would have brought a water station to encourage the use of sustainable containers. I think that the bottled water companies need to move in this direction for the future. This will make it a little harder to finance the Facetift(Don't worry I will find some funding). I hope you feel the same and agree with me for holding my ground.

Ed Koskinen

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He was new to climbing in 1938 and WWII ended his rock climbing career. He lived to a ripe old age of 93. The following photos came from the Ed Koskinen collection.

Jim Bridwell gear

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This slider nut prototype was made by Jim Bridwell. Click on the title to see more photos.

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