Robert Limbert (1885-1933)

Self Portrait, Robert Limbert (Courtesy Robert Limbert Collection, Boise State University Library.)

“Two Gun” Robert Limbert is probably the most interesting personality associated with Idaho Climbing History. You can read about his climbing-related accomplishments on Pages 15-16 of the book. His accomplishments and interests extended far beyond mountaineering. Robert developed Redfish Lodge and he is credited as the moving force behind the establishment of Craters of the Moon National Monument. In fact, … Continue reading

1977 Borah North Face Winter First Ascent

Bob Boyles, Mike Weber, Art Troutner and Frank Florence made the first Winter ascent of Borah’s North Face. Below you will find one of the few photos they took during the 16.5 hours they climbed and photocopies of 2 Idaho Statesman articles published at the time. Below you will find reminiscences of the climb from Bob Boyles and 3 Idaho … Continue reading

Where Do Mountain Names Come From?

The history, evolution and process of naming mountains is discussed on Pages 32-33 of the book. However, the specific origin of official (and unofficial) mountain names is often not documented. The public can submit proposed names for peaks via the U.S. Geological Survey’s U.S. Board on Geographic Names website. But often, and especially before the Internet, names that were not officially designated … Continue reading

Borah: Where Gray Granite Crags and Idaho’s Azure Skies Meet By DICK d’EASUN

A view along the ridge. Section of the north ridge were open and others were forested. Footing varied from easy to ball bearing, lose gravel.

Bob Boyles found and transcribed a scanned copy of the following 1929 article which discusses Mount Borah. The Idaho Sunday Statesman BOISE, IDAHO (SUNDAY MORNING MAY 29, 1932) Where Gray Granite Crags and Idaho’s Azure Skies Meet By DICK d’EASUN Up at the top of Idaho, supreme among Gem state giants of massive rock, rules Mount William Edgar Borah, mantled … Continue reading