GO Big 2018 Safety Saturday Talk: Rock Climbing Basics in Big South Fork

Oneida, TN (2018-09-23)  Join Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area for our second program in a series of “Safety Saturday Talks”.  Join Ranger Rick Ryan from Obed Wild and Scenic River on September 29 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on the porch of the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the Bandy Creek Visitor Center for an informative talk on rock climbing basics.  This program will focus on the basics of how to get started in climbing safely but will not be an “on the wall” climbing session.  Topics will include the various types of climbing, the equipment needed to get started, safety considerations, health and wellness benefits, and opportunities to experience climbing in your local national parks.  If you have ever been curious about rock climbing, want to get started, or just want to improve your technique, then this “Safety Saturday Talk” is just right for you!

The GO Big 2018 Challenge is an all-inclusive, year-long, self-paced, park-wide event created to encourage you to go out and explore the park.  This year’s theme is Rivers and Trails in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  For more information, go to https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/go-big-2018-challenge.htm  where you can download and print your GO Big Challenge booklet and get started today!