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

Dr. Evilio Echevarria

Evilio Echeverria was on a personal quest to explore the world when he arrived in Sun Valley from Chile in 1953. He took a job as a waiter at the lodge where he met Louis Stur. Stur quickly invited him into his climbing circle and the two shared many adventures over the next 3 years. The following photos were provided … Continue reading

Arval Anderson, Early Sawtooth Explorer and Surveyor

Dave Pahlas provided the following historical information about Arval Anderson, who was an early surveyor and mountaineer in the Sawtooths. He is credited with naming several Sawtooth peaks. Dave reports: “On the summit of Peak 9704, I found a large stone marker proposing that the peak be named after Arval L. Anderson. This led to some Internet searching and researching, … Continue reading

Elephants Perch – Pacydermial Pleasantries 1977 by Ray Brooks

Ray Brooks Bio It was love at first sight with me and Idaho’s Sawtooth Range. Rotten rock, mosquito bogs and the annual July plague of biting flies: all failed to dampen my ardor. In 1971, I discovered Elephants Perch. It is a massive dome of beautiful pink granite (Leucocratic quartz monzonite). Its very clean and solid 1,200-foot high West Face … Continue reading