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Chicago Mountaineering Club

Chicago Mountaineering Club. During 1952 the Chicago Mountaineering Club activities were concentrated on local outings. Eleven were scheduled with a total attendance of 239 members and 184 guests.

Thirteen members of the Club attended the Mount Assiniboine Camp of the Alpine Club of Canada last July and participated in many of the climbs. Ascents were also made in the Selkirk and Lake Louise areas. From Lake O’Hara, two parties made guideless ascents of Mt. Victoria and Mt. Odaray. W. Primak, G. Everett, and R. Mankau made a trip into the northern Selkirk wilderness with Mt. Chapman as an objective, but were turned back by five days of bad weather. Trips by other members were made to the Tetons, Glacier National Park, the Sierras, and the Canadian Rockies.

Monthly programs featuring movies or Kodachrome slides were held for members and guests. During the season, lectures were given by members on Switzerland, the Canadian Rockies, Alaska, and Colorado. Joe and Paul Stettner gave an account of the first ascent of the Stettner Ledges on Long’s Peak in Colorado, a bit of mountaineering history which took place in 1927 and of which the Chicago Club is justly proud.

Mrs. Harry Lumby