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Dane

Mt Borah in late Fall?

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Anyone been in there this time of year?    How about this year?  Conditions on the N. Face.  How's the approach gonna be right now?  

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Some old school goodness for the day ;)  Not my photo.

North face of Mt Borah - January, 1977 (Photo by Frank Florence)

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Hi Dane!

I am in Boise now and I have been trying to find out the same thing. There is very little information avaliable on alpine climbing in Idaho, especially in the winter. I have been chatting with a guy who has climbed it fall/winter, and aparently avalaches are a big concern, but if conditions are safe then the face should go. If you are looking for a partner hit me up. I am gainfully unemployed and have a flexible schedule.

 

Dan

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You have been talking to Bob I suspect :)   Great to hear you are in Boise.  Nice surprise!

A month ago it was a drought locally.  Still a drought.   So there might be some options yet.   We need to talk soon!   

 

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Old timer (well, older than you and me anyway) named Fritz who used to post on Supertopo back when it was alive seemed to have details on a lot of Idaho alpine history, with an emphasis on the Sawtooths. I seem to recall him talking about the FWA of the Finger of Fate. 

You're out Eastern Oregon or Western Idaho these days, aren't you Dane?

 

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The first time I climbed the N face it was November - perfect conditions and no one around. Fall in the Lost Rivers is well worth the trip. Another time was during a dry January = we walked in with only a few inches on the ground (that trip had some interesting moments). I've been back several times and about the only time I would not go is spring. That time is reserved for skiing in the range - which can be quite good. What a nice set of mountains.

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