Iowa Mountaineers

Photo courtesy of the Iowamountaineers.blogspot.

The Iowa Mountaineers climbing club was a major player in the in early Sawtooth Range exploration. The club was founded by John and Ede Ebert in 1940, as a University of Iowa Mountaineering Club. The club later incorporated as a not for profit Iowa corporation and became a major force in sponsoring climber education and expeditions throughout the world.

Schwartz Pinnacle, Harriets Pinnacle, Mount Bruce, Mount Ebert, the Elephants Perch and, of course Mount Iowa all owe their names to the Iowa Mountaineers.

You can read about the club’s Sawtooth explorations and first ascents in the book at page 19 as well as numerous entries in the Sawtooth Range chapter.

A 2018 article in the University of Iowa Alumni magazine entitled Mountain Roots provides a good history of the Club: Mountain Roots by Josh O’Leary.

Photo courtesy of the University of Iowa Alumni Magazine and the Ebert Family.

Photo courtesy of the University of Iowa Alumni Magazine and the Ebert Family.

Other Resources:

Iowa Mountaineers, Inc. website.

theIowaMountaineers.blogspot

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