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

Robinson Bar Ranch by Joe Leonard

[Editor’s note: Robinson Bar Ranch holds a unique spot in Idaho’s climbing history as it became the home of the first guide service in the United States dedicated to backcountry skiing. Joe Leonard tells its fascinating story below. Joe is an amazing human being. Be sure to read a bit about his life at this link: Joe Leonard and about … Continue reading


[Editor’s Note: Joe Leonard is a man who spent his first 5 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 1932 – 2020

Lyman Dye was 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 … Continue reading

EE DA HOW Mountaineers

The EE DA HOW Mountaineers was a both a climbing group from Eastern Idaho formed by Lyman Dye, Art Barnes and Wayne Boyer and Lyman’s guide service. They were responsible for first ascents and putting up numerous first ascents in the Lost River Range from the late 1950s into the 1970s. Lyman and Wayne were still climbing in their 80s … 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 22-23 of the book. He was responsible for bringing British mountaineer and ice climber Bill March to Idaho. … Continue reading