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Chicago Mountaineering Club

Chicago Mountaineering Club. The highlight in a busy year was the Club’s outing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 5-17 August 1951. With 62 members and guests, this was the largest outing in the Club’s history. Base camp was established in a private area adjacent to the Glacier Basin Campground; and a high camp, with facilities for ten climbers, was placed at Black Lake in Glacier Gorge. This beautifully situated lake affords probably the finest campsite in the Park. Magnificent weather prevailed. All peaks in the arc between Longs Peak and the Little Matterhorn, with one minor exception, were climbed. Certain routes on the Little Matterhorn and Arrowhead may have been new. Two parties climbed the E. face of Longs Peak by Alexander’s Chimney.

John F. Fralick