Category Archives: History

History of the 10th Mountain Division

One of my favorite documentaries is Fire on the Mountain, which follows the creation of the Army’s storied 10th Mountain division.

As part of a series on WWII, All Things Considered is running a program on the 10th Mountain division today. When they returned from the war, 10th Mountain soldiers brought a love of outdoor recreation back home to the states; 10th mountain alumni founded NOLs, and Nike, and in addition to founding many ski resorts they are generally credited with bringing winter mountain sports to the U.S.