Erik Murdock is the Policy Director for the Access Fund whose mission is to protect climbing access and conserve the environment. He represents climbers’ interests and values in Washington, DC while monitoring activities on Capitol Hill to identify possible threats (and opportunities) to climbing access and conservation.
What draws someone to this type of work, I wondered? It’s not like we had this as an option in our heads when we were six and dreamt of becoming firefighters and fashion designers.
We’re going to learn more about Erik’s journey. But let me start by saying, you never know the impact a decision or an event can have on the rest of your life. In Erik’s case, it was a cross country road bike trip at the age of 16 (and, he’ll add, a parenting decision on behalf of his mom who actually let him do the trip) that set his life on a huge trajectory.
His various experiences combined the physical sciences with the human dimension to
I learned a lot talking to Erik and know you will as well, from what types of policies are currently being reviewed by our Congress, to the impact of government shutdowns on our environment and how we can stay informed and get involved.
It’s great to have people like Erik advocating for our interests and I was pleasantly surprised by how optimistic he is with the current state of affairs.
With that, let’s listen in and gear up for what’s next.
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