Death on Castle Peak

Fatal mountaineering accidents are rare in Idaho but they do occur. The only one I know of on Castle Peak involved Jared Speers. He died in early July 2005. His friends discovered that he was missing and initiated a search. An air search located his truck at the Castle Peak trailhead on July 6th and spotted a fresh avalanche on … Continue reading

Andy Henning

Andy Hennig was the author of the first Idaho backcountry ski guidebook “A Sun Valley Ski Guide” published in 1948. Unfortunately, it is long out of print and hard, if not impossible, to find. (There is a preserved copy at the Ketchum library.) Henning moved to Sun Valley prior to WWII to work as a guide for the Sun Valley … Continue reading