Peter Lev – Part 3: McKinley to the Marines

Photo of Denali with clouds streaming off the top

A Profile of Peter Lev, Exum Guide & Owner from the 1960s to 2000s This is the third part of a profile about Peter Lev, former guide and owner of Exum Mountain Guides in Grand Teton National Park. Part 1 covered his early years and how he got interested in climbing, and how he initially … Read more

Bill Briggs: From Fused Hip to First Descent of the Grand Teton

Bill Briggs as a young man with climbing gear

A Profile of Bill Briggs, Exum Guide from the late 1950s to early 1980s One of the most striking things about Bill Briggs is how often he laughs – it’s infectious, gleeful. It sums up his approach to life: always looking for the positive. This is all the more remarkable because he’s had plenty of … Read more

Peter Lev – Part 2: Accidents and Adventures in the Tetons

A Profile of Peter Lev, Exum Guide and owner from the early 1960s to the mid-2000s To read Part 1: From Benchwarmer to Mountain Guide, click here. Guiding wasn’t all fun and games, though. On August 9, 1960, Peter assisted Bob French on a climb of the Grand Teton – likely his first trip as … Read more