Kevin Jorgeson, first person ever to climb the Royal Ontario Museum

World Famous California Climber Kevin Jorgeson Soared to the Top of Toronto's ROM Crystal

TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Visit California invited Kevin Jorgeson, world famous climber and California Dreamer to share his dream big message yesterday as he became the first person ever to climb to the top of the Royal Ontario Museum's (ROM) Crystal peaks to show there are no limits to reaching your dreams. This was also a first for Kevin, who can now officially call himself an authentic urban mountaineer!

"It has always been a big dream of mine to climb a big, beautiful building," said Jorgeson from in front of The ROM's Crystal. "As folks who like to make dreams come true, Visit California made it happen."

Who:      

Kevin Jorgeson began climbing as a toddler and by the age of 19 was ranked as the top climber for his age group in the United States. In 2009 he began work on the El Capitan Dawn Wall ascent in Yosemite Valley with fellow climber Tommy Caldwell. After six years of work, and 19 days on the wall, the pair completed what is called the world's hardest free climb.  




Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state's travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination.



What:     

The first stunt of its kind at The ROM, Kevin brought his love for the California mountains to the heart of Toronto and proved that no peak — whether it is the Dawn Wall or the ROM's Crystal — is out of reach and no dream is too big for this California Dreamer to master.



Images:   

www.dropbox.com/sh/jr1qpn1u5si78yp/AAAQXpijJeRGDjegejv1vVFQa?dl=0

Video:     

www.visitcalifornia.com/ca/node/72156

Feature:  

www.visitcalifornia.com/feature/kevin-jorgeson-reflects-dawn-wall-ascent 

URL:        

www.vistcalifornia.com/ca

 

About Visit California
Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state's travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, spending by travelers totaled $122.5 billion in 2015 in California, generating 1,064,000 jobs in the state and $9.9 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California go to www.visitcalifornia.com/ca. For story ideas, media information, downloadable images, video and more, go to www.media.visitcalifornia.com.

SOURCE Visit California

Image with caption: "California climber Kevin Jorgeson reaches new heights atop the Royal Ontario Museum (CNW Group/Visit California)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161027_C5569_PHOTO_EN_806268.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Ally Carlson, PR Manager, Visit California Canada, 905-424-5411(c), acarlson@visitcalifornia.com


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