What’s New?

Peak 7940 viewed from the north. Livingston Douglas Photo

December 19, 2019. As we approach the end of the year, the website now has over two thousand updates for the information contained in the book. These updates include history articles, the addition of peaks, new routes, new and updated access information and many photos.

For the second year in a row Livingston Douglas was extremely active in the state climbing 316 Idaho peaks during two extended visits. Once again, Livingston contributed a wealth of new information covering the South Hills, the Bennett Hills, the Portneuf, Bear River, Bannock, Beaverhead, Lemhi, Lost River and Salmon River mountains. His contributions included 279 posts (this includes the addition of new peaks to the database as well as access updates and/or new routes for peaks already on the website).

Many other contributors have also provided additional route information. The website is the sum of its contributors efforts. Thanks to all of them.

Pilot Mike Hart provided the following photo which says it all about our wonderful Idaho Mountains.

Bell Mountain. Mike Hart Photo

Bell Mountain. Mike Hart Photo

In addition to all the new climbing beta, there are a lot of new historical articles to spur your imagination, Seasons Greeting!

A 1903 Ascent of Freeman Peak

The Missing Link: Norman Clyde in Idaho

Idaho’s First Climbing Classes.

1938–Ski Mountaineering Sun Valley Style

August 19, 2019. Since the last update we have added over 100 new peaks and routes to the database. The most recent additions can always be accessed from links found under the “Book Updates” heading on the home page. Below are links to several history posts added to the website in recent weeks! Remember to Be Careful out there.

An Overview of the Lookouts on the Salmon National Forest by Bing Young, 1982

An 1884 Ascent of Mount McCaleb by J.D. Martin

Appendicitis Hill and T.M. Bannon

The Decker Flat Climbing & Frisbee Club By Ray Brooks

The First Winter Ascent of Mount Heyburn

May 22, 2019. The never ending quest to document Idaho’s mountains, climbing routes and climbing history continues into 2019. Over the winter peak pages were added for all Lost River Range and Lemhi Range peaks of ten thousand feet or higher. Start your exploration of these two spectacular mountain environments at the following links:

LOST RIVER RANGE

LEMHI RANGE

The Sawtooth Range Peaks were reorganized to comport with the organization found in the book. Start exploring Idaho’s most famous range at the following link: SAWTOOTH RANGE

For orientation purposes the book divided the range into nine section. In the website I have added a 10th section—Northwest Peaks. These sections are shown on this map. You can search for peaks in each section by using the links on the Mountain Ranges page.

For orientation purposes the book divided the range into nine section. In the website I have added a 10th section—Northwest Peaks. These sections are shown on this map. You can search for peaks in each section by using the links on the Mountain Ranges page.

Finally, if you have an interest in the history of mountain climbing in Idaho check out the many new entries on the website’s history page: CLIMBING HISTORY

2018 WHAT’S NEW BLOG ENTRIES