The Decker Flat Climbing & Frisbee Club By Ray Brooks

Here’s a group of us at our 4th of July 1971 gathering. Gordon at left in the back row.

I guess we were the Decker Flat Climbing & Frisbee Club (DFC&FC) before anyone, including us, knew. The little guy in the back of my mind liked the way the words fit together. Until the name popped into my head we were simply a group of like-minded climbers who lacked an identifying name. However, on a fateful morning in the mountains of … Continue reading

1948 Idaho Statesman Article: Here’s a Club for You to Join But It’s A Rough Organization

[Editor’s Note: This September 13, 1948 article was referenced in the book in the Mountaineering History Section on page 18. The name “Thatuna Hills” appears in the article. This name which was not adopted by later map makers refers to a western extension of the Bitterroot Mountains that now is considered the northern Clearwater Mountains.] By JACK ANDERSON  Wanna join … 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 in the book on page 17) is set out below. A TRIP TO THE TOP OF IDAHO By … Continue reading

Iowa Mountaineers

Photo courtesy of the Iowamountaineers.blogspot.

The Iowa Mountaineers climbing club was a major player in the in early Sawtooth Range exploration. The club was founded by John and Ede Ebert in 1940, as a University of Iowa Mountaineering Club. The club later incorporated as a not for profit Iowa corporation and became a major force in sponsoring climber education and expeditions throughout the world. Schwartz … 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