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 three years. The following photos were provided by Dr. Echevarria. The photos document a period where written Idaho mountaineering history is hard to find. Dr. Echevarria contributed to second edition of the book.

The north ridge in front and the NE face of Hyndman Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The north ridge in front and the NE face of Hyndman Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Hyndman Peak from the NNW. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Hyndman Peak from the NNW. Evilio Echevarria Photo

This shot was taken in Wildhorse Canyon while Evilio Echevarria and Louis Stur were approaching the north face of Hyndman Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

This shot was taken in Wildhorse Canyon while Evilio Echevarria and Louis Stur were approaching the north face of Hyndman Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The north face of Goat Mountain. Francis Willmarth of Berkley, California. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The north face of Goat Mountain. Francis Willmarth of Berkley, California. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Old Hyndman viewed from the north. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Old Hyndman viewed from the north. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Old Hyndman viewed from upper Wildhorse Creek. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Old Hyndman viewed from upper Wildhorse Creek. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The west northwest side of Hyndman Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The west northwest side of Hyndman Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Francis Willmarth roping up on the north face of Goat Mountain. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Francis Willmarth roping up on the north face of Goat Mountain. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Hyndman Peak and surrounding environs viewed from the west. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Hyndman Peak and surrounding environs viewed from the west. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Old Hyndman Peak viewed from the north. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Old Hyndman Peak viewed from the north. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The north face of Leatherman Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The north face of Leatherman Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Peak 11090 unnamed in 1954 and unnamed today. Viewed from Borah's summit. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Peak 11090 unnamed in 1954 and unnamed today. Viewed from Borah’s summit. Evilio Echevarria Photo

This is the summit ridge of what Louis Stur called Mount Hancher. (Ed. Note: I am not sure which peak this is. The name has not stood the test of time.) Evilio Echevarria Photo

This is the summit ridge of what Louis Stur called Mount Hancher. (Ed. Note: I am not sure which peak this is. The name has not stood the test of time.) Evilio Echevarria Photo

Loius Stur on the summit what he called Mount Hancher. (Ed. Note: I am not sure which peak this is. The name has not stood the test of time.) Evilio Echevarria Photo

Loius Stur on the summit what he called Mount Hancher. (Ed. Note: I am not sure which peak this is. The name has not stood the test of time.) Evilio Echevarria Photo

Loius Stur on the summit ridge of what he called Mount Hancher. (Ed. Note: I am not sure which peak this is. The name has not stood the test of time.) Evilio Echevarria Photo

Loius Stur on the summit ridge of what he called Mount Hancher. (Ed. Note: I am not sure which peak this is. The name has not stood the test of time.) Evilio Echevarria Photo

A panorama from Packrat Peak on the left, Monte Verita and then Warbonnett Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

A panorama from Packrat Peak on the left, Monte Verita and then Warbonnett Peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Louis Stur ascending a slope in the Sawtooth Mountains. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Louis Stur ascending a slope in the Sawtooth Mountains. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Louis Stur and Freddi Haemisaeger on top of Horstman Peak in 1955. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Louis Stur and Freddi Haemisaeger on top of Horstman Peak in 1955. Evilio Echevarria Photo

This shot was taken looking north from the summit ridge of Mount Bush during a solo attempt on the peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

This shot was taken looking north from the summit ridge of Mount Bush during a solo attempt on the peak. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Mount Bush viewed from the northeast. Evilio Echevaria Photo

Mount Bush viewed from the northeast. Evilio Echevaria Photo

Mount Bush viewed from the west. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Mount Bush viewed from the west. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Francis Willmarth surveying an approaching thunderstorm during a 1954 attempt on the north face of Goat Mountain. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Francis Willmarth surveying an approaching thunderstorm during a 1954 attempt on the north face of Goat Mountain. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Evilio Echevarria during an attempt on the north face of Goat Mountain. Evilio Echevarria Photo

Evilio Echevarria during an attempt on the north face of Goat Mountain. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The final climb up Borah viewed from Chicken Out Ridge in 1955. Evilio Echevarria Photo

The final climb up Borah viewed from Chicken Out Ridge in 1955. Evilio Echevarria Photo

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