Miriam Underhill (1899-1976)

Courtesy of the Adventure Journal.

Unquestionably the leading American female alpinist of her time, Miriam O’Brien Underhill and her husband Robert brought modern mountaineering techniques to the Sawtooths in 1934 and 1935. In the process, the couple made many first ascents and wrote the first mountaineering articles on the range. Miriam’s article is available at this link: Leading a Cat by Its Tail. You can read about her Idaho exploits on Pages 17-18 of the book.

Other Resources

These articles from the Idaho Statesman acknowledge the Underhills’ visit to Idaho.

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