Idaho’s First Climbing Classes.

The Union Pacific Railroad’s Sun Valley Resort was a leader in ski resort development including designing and installing the first ski lifts. It seems the resort was also a leader in establishing a climbing school. In 1947 the resort hired Walter Prager to teach climbing techniques to the resort’s guests. The climbing classes, with typical Sun Valley flare complete with Hollywood starlets were announced to the public. The following Idaho Statesman promotional article outlines the new program.

Idaho Statesman, June 8, 1947

Idaho Statesman, June 8, 1947

Idaho Statesman, June 8, 1947

Idaho Statesman, June 8, 1947

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