1938 Account of a Mount Borah Ascent

The following article was published in the Salt Lake Tribune.  Tribune Intermountain Service. September 25, 1938 TWIN FALLS, Idaho—Climbing Mount Borah, Idaho’s highest peak, is like walking a tight rope for at least a quarter of a mile with nothing underneath you on either side and only loose rock shale in the middle. That is the warning issued by Walter … Continue reading

Climbing the Slopes of Mount Borah—the Dean of Idaho Peaks

Editor’s note: This article from The Idaho Statesman (February 10, 1935) was written by Lyman Marden, one of the participants in the 1934 USGS mapping of the 15-minute Mount Borah quadrangle.  The Idaho Statesman (February 10, 1935). By Lyman Marden  During the season of 1934, the United States Geological Survey began the mapping of the Borah Peak quadrangle that includes … Continue reading

Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton was an active Idaho climber in the 1930s. Robert was was fascinated with Mount Borah and wrote several articles chronicling the peak’s early climbing history. His 1935 article in the Idaho Statesman covering his second ascent of the peak (discussed on Page 17 of the book) is set out below. A TRIP TO THE TOP OF IDAHO By … Continue reading

The End of the Last Idaho Ice Age By Bob Boyles

I first saw the North Face of Mount Borah in the Summer of 1972 while working under contract with the U.S. Forest Service. We were flying helicopters near Horseheaven Pass in the Upper Pahsimeroi Valley, where our daily flights offered unrivaled views of the north and east sides of the Lost River Range. But one face in particular stood out … Continue reading

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

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 East 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