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Excellence in Instruction Award Winner

Monday, October 30, 2017  
Posted by: Chris Stec
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Congratulations to Mike Mather!

 

This whole Mather Rescue thing probably started off with a scrappy kid in Lubbock, Texas watching the TV programs Wild Kingdom and Emergency, playing with Adventure People and through blue lips with chattering teeth refusing to get out of the pool when mom said it was time to go. In the late 80’s, I found out I was free to leave Texas I headed for the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and started climbing. The next year Climbing Magazine did an article on endless climbing in the New River Gorge, West Virginia. I had to go check it out! At that time the only jobs available in WV for a guy like me were, a) Coal Miner or b) River Guide. I went with b and my life changed forever.

 


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