The Ebert brothers and St. John (The founders of MountainBased) rolled open the garage door behind Margie Eberts Iowa City condo earlier this year when they returned from Las Vegas for a visit. Inside were piles of boxes filled with artifacts from the heyday of the Iowa Mountaineers. There was a large hand-painted sign leaning against a wall that read “Alaska Expedition 1955.” A storage chest filled with rusty ice axes. A pocket-sized journal crammed with itineraries and fold-out maps for an African safari in the 1950s. Read the full story here.

Article and Video by Josh O’Leary and The Iowa Alumni Association