Wayne Boyer

Wayne Boyer was a compatriot of Lyman Dye and one of the founders of the EE DA HOW Mountaineers an eastern Idaho climbing club. Boyer, along with Dye and Art Barnes, climbed many difficult routes in eastern Idaho including his first ascent of the East Face of Mount Borah in 1962. … Continue reading

THE LOST AND WANDERING by Joe Leonard

[Editor’s Note: Joe Leonard is a man who spent his first five years living in the Idaho backcountry in his grandparents cabin. From that point, his life just got more interesting each year.  He was behind many “first” accomplishments in Idaho, including the first winter ascent of Mount Regan, the first backcountry skiing guide service in the United States, the … Continue reading

Lyman Dye

Lyman Dye is one of the Giants of Idaho climbing. Lyman was a major contributor to the Sawtooth Range chapter in the book where his familiarity with the range, based on his many first ascents and leading clients to the tops of many peaks as part of his operation of the first guide service in the Sawtooths (discussed on page 22 … Continue reading

EE DA HOW Mountaineers

The EE DA HOW Mountaineers was a climbing group from eastern Idaho formed by Lyman Dye, Art Barnes and Wayne Boyer. They were responsible for first ascents and much exploring in the Lost River Range in the late 1950s and into the 1970s. Lyman and Wayne were still climbing in their 80s when they scaled Mount Borah. Their exploits are documented … Continue reading

Mount Borah: East Face, Dye-Boyer Route by Bob Boyles

Note from the Editor: This wonderful article, provided for the Climbing History section of the website, includes information that can be used to plan an ascent of Mount Borah’s North Face Dye-Boyer route. As such, we have also included it as part of the Online Borah Climbing Guide. Idaho – A Climbing Guide identified a route on the east face … Continue reading

Harrison “H” Hilbert

Harrison “H” Hilbert was the first director of the Idaho State University Outdoor Program. He was an active Idaho climber for many years and was part of the first winter ascent of Castle Peak discussed on pages 22 and 23 in the book. He was responsible for bringing British mountaineer and ice climber Bill March to Idaho. The ISU Outdoor Program has … Continue reading