Miscellaneous Picture Gallery & Sponsorship Photos
Had a great visit and tour with the Jamie Oliver Magazine crew and
The Kilted Chef Alain Bosse, shown below Chef Bosse
and Michelle & Scott Jamieson from Grohmann Knives
Grohmann Knives, Proud Sponsor of Krzyzstof Soszynski
MMA Fighter for UFC
Kyzyzstof using Grohmann Kitchen Knives
Knives are Carried in the Highest Places
This Tibetan Lama traded his custom knife he had carried for years
(shown below) for one of our D.H. Russell Canadian Belt Knives
without hesitation! He was quick to affix it to his sash. Shown is
our black micarta handled hi-carbon stainless steel #1 Original
Design in black custom kydex sheath. Altitude approx 12,000
ft in Baima (photos courtesy of a long time Grohmann
Founder Rudolph Grohmann In The
1950's Working Out Of His Backyard Barn
Rudolph Grohmann sharpened anything with a blade
including lawn mowers
Here he files the bolster of his many custom
Grohmann Knives in use by New Zealand Hunting
Grohmann Knives Used by Dick Person,
Wilderness Guide -Survival & Thrival
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Dick Person 1930-2006 : A good
friend to all who had the pleasure of meeting him
Over 30 years' experience
guiding in wilderness areas of North America including the
Boundary Canoe Waters of Minnesota and Ontario, Idaho
Sawtooths, North Sierras, Mt. Shasta region, Wyoming's Teton
Park and Wind River country and Glacier National Park in
Montana. I lived and worked at least two years in each of
these areas. In Canada I have lived, taught and guided in
portions of the Purcell and Rocky Mountain ranges and
various drainages of the Yukon River headwaters.
For seventeen years, from 1972 until
1989, I have lived in tipis on the Kootenay Plains and in
the foothills of Alberta and on Tagish Lake in the Yukon
B.A., University of Minnesota.
Majors in zoology and geology. Post graduate study (2
years), University of Missouri in Wildlife Management.
Research publication on work at Point Barren, Alaska, 1953.
Professional Employment in Outdoor
Itinerant lecturer in the fields listed
above, as well as in the dependent fields of health,
nutrition and body conditioning to enhance outdoor activity.
- Owner and Operator of Wild and
Woolly Guide Service, Yukon Territory and Alberta,
- Programme Developer and Instructor,
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, Summer and Winter,
- Programme Developer and Instructor
for Winter Wilderness Courses, Yukon Vocational Centre,
- Chief guide, Stoney Indian
Wilderness School, Alberta 1975.
- Field tested equipment and was a
representative for several climbing, mountaineering, ski
touring and backpacking equipment companies from 1960 to
- Professional Guide and Mountaineer,
Western Cordillera, Summers 1960-1969.
- Professional Skier, Patrolman and
Avalanche Control Officer, Mt. Shasta, Squaw Valley and
Jackson Hole, Winters 1960-1969.
- Recreation and Physical Education
Director, Fleur de Lac School, Lake Tahoe, 1963-1964.
- Conservation Officer, Idaho Fish
and Game Department, 1956-1960.
- Park Ranger, Glacier National Park,
My guiding career was founded early in
the skiing heritage of Swedish parents. I watched my father
make my first pair of skis, received my first technical
instruction from the coach of the 1958 U.S. Fis Team, Sven
Wiik, attending a National Coaches Clinic under him in
Gunnison, Colorado and thereafter ski toured the Tetons,
Sierras, Selkirks, Canadian Rockies and Coast Ranges of the
Yukon. My love of water travel had begun even earlier on
family expeditions around northern Minnesota in the early
1930s and expanded rapidly after acquiring a wood/canvas
Rehbein canoe at age sixteen. Discharged from the United
States Army at 19, I began guiding. A visit to the West in
1946 had already seeded a lifelong commitment to mountain
life and travel.
- Technical and Mountaineering.
- Cross-country Skiing and
- Fishing and Hunting
- Tipi Living and Wilderness Survival
A vocation I have practiced since my
youth, photography spans all the areas in which I have lived
and worked and constitutes many hundreds of slides on all
phases of outdoor life, scenery and seasons. They have been
used as magazine cover shots to illustrate tourist booklets
and adventure travel articles, and as archival records, but
most often as posters for adventure equipment companies.
Lectures and Slide Presentations
Since 1967 I have given lectures and
slide presentations on various aspects of wilderness life
and travel to many audiences in Canada and the United
States, principally to educational and outdoor groups, but
also to the interested public. Presentations in the form of
slide shows, lectures, weekend and week-long field trips
have been given for such diverse groups as city recreation
departments, university classes, Arctic research
organizations, community colleges, museums, private schools,
environmental groups, sports associations and diverse
special interest groups.
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