Dave Kurtz

Dave Kurtz has spent the better part of his life surrounded by water. As a teenager he found canoeing through the Boy Scouts, and he furthered that pursuit when he came to Penn State for graduate school. There he met … Read More

Bill Bickham

“Beat Bickham” was the rallying cry of his opponents in the early 1960’s. Bill was on the first descent of the Upper Yough in 1959, along with Tom Smyth and Dave Kurtz. His swim earned him the privilege of having … Read More