The First Ascent of Triple Peak

ARTICLE INDEX The second edition of the book discussed the then unnamed Triple Peak as follows: Peak 11280+                                                               11,280+ feet (Rating unknown)  This complicated tower, the southernmost summit on … Continue reading

Summit Idaho by Outdoor Idaho

In 2013, Idaho Public Television’s iconic series Outdoor Idaho broadcast a show dedicated to mountain climbing in Idaho. The show included ascents of Vienna Peak in the Sawtooth Range, Scotchman Peak in the Cabinet Mountains, Gilmore Peak in the Lemhi Range, and He Devil in the Seven Devils Mountains. Click on this link to view the show courtesy of Outdoor Idaho. Many … Continue reading

Lost River Climbers

Back in the 1970s when I started to climb, it seemed as though every climber was associated with some sort of climbing club. Some of these clubs were organized with large memberships and others were amorphous amalgamations of small groups of climbers who came up with a club name when they signed a register, but after a climb or several … Continue reading

The First Ascent of the North Face of USGS Peak

ARTICLE INDEX The North Face of USGS Peak I wrote this article about the first ascent of the North Face of USGS Peak for the Idaho State Bar magazine, The Advocate. They wanted me to write an article to demonstrate that attorneys could have a life apart from their legal practice. This article recounts the first ascent of the North … Continue reading