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My name is Bruce Marshall, I’ve been a member off and on since about 1991

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IDAHO

Borah Peak

12,668 feet (NAVD88)

 

WHO - This is a serious climb - you don’t cross “Chicken-Out-Ridge” on a lark

 

WHAT - Height Rank # 11

              Difficulty Rank # 6

 

DIFFICULTY # Level 3 - exposed/scrambling, experience with hand holds is required, some people use rope belays for safety

 

WHEN - Summer, especially when there is little or no snow after the crux down climb (about 15 feet) @ the snow bridge

 

WHERE - Latitude -  44 deg. 08 min. N   

              Longitude - 113 deg. 47 min. W

 

Located in the central section of the Lost River Range in Challis National Forest - 135 miles NW of Pocatello

 

Wikipedia Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borah_Peak

 

 

WHY - GET INVOLVED WITH APEXCHALLENGE 2019

Less Crowded than National Parks

A compelling Bucket List item

Other things to see in the Vicinity - Earthquake Visitors Center (about 1 mile north of the campground, as the crow flies); Craters of the Moon National Monument (some 19 miles SW of Arco Idaho)

Leave the HP better than it was found

 

For some people:

 

APEX ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ARDUOUS ADVENTURES

 

For most people:

 

SUMMITS ARE SPECIAL SERENE & SERENDIPITOUS SPOTS TO SURVEY SURROUNDINGS

 

HOW- Hiking Poles are a big help coming down.

 

COMMENTS: Here’s a video I shot climbing Borah with my son on 9.10.2014.  https://youtu.be/mz4rG4s_uVM