Browns Canyon — Our Newest National Monument!

Last week, President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate Browns Canyon, Colorado as our nation’s newest National Monument.  Approximately 21,000 acres will be managed with higher standards of protection from mining, dams, and other development.

Just two weeks prior, Aron Ralston teamed up with the Friends of Browns Canyon for a fundraiser event in Salida, CO adjacent to the Arkansas River just a few miles downstream from the new Monument.

Aron Ralston Featured on Planeta Extremo

The episode about Aron’s return to Blue John Canyon will air in Brazil this coming Sunday, March 1st.  For the rest of the world, the video will be available on the Planeta Extremo website soon thereafter:

Tickets on Sale for Event in Florida

Tickets are now available for Aron’s speech on April 15th in Ft. Myers, Florida at the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Aron Speaking for New National Monument

Aron will speak in Salida, Colorado at the SteamPlant on February 6th in support of National Monument designation for Browns Canyon.  The event, sponsored by Friends of Browns Canyon, builds on the momentum created last month by hundreds of locals who turned out at a public meeting to ask for protection of the popular rafting, camping, fishing, and hiking destination along the Arkansas River in central Colorado.  Both of Colorado’s Senators then expressed their support for National Monument status.

Interview With Katie Couric

Watch Aron’s interview with Katie Couric this Friday, June 21st on ABC. Find your local station and airtime at

Commencement Address

Aron delivered the commencement address at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, following up on his speech at the ceremony two years ago.  It was the first time in the history of the institution that anyone had given the commencement address twice.