Sierra Club. The Sierra Club once again engaged in a large program of summer outings, including the 48th high trip into the Sierra Nevada, 3 burro trips, a base camp trip, 3 knapsack trips (one to Colorado), 2 family burro trips, and 2 river-running trips down the Green and Yampa rivers in Dinosaur National Monument. These trips, attended by several hundred members, also occasioned a good number of mountain ascents. Private parties accounted for much of the difficult climbing, with trips to the far reaches of the continent. Fritz Lippmann led a party of four via the Muldrow Glacier to the summit of Mt. McKinley in July. Will Siri, Dick Houston, Allen Steck, Bill Dunmire, and Bill Long climbed Mt. Robson in August and, joined by Al Baxter, climbed Mt. Victoria at a later date. Yosemite Valley climbing included one new first ascent, the northwest buttress of the Middle Cathedral Rock by Dick Long, Jack Davis, Dick Houston, Dale Webster, Bill Dunmire, and Marj Dunmire.
The California Himalayan Committee is busy organizing the Makalu Expedition for 1954.
Of interest to future Sierra Nevada climbers is the hopeful prediction that the long-awaited Climbers Guide to the Sierra
Nevada will be ready in 1954. The book is being edited by the Chairman of the Mountaineering Committee, Hervey Voge. The Climbers Guide to the Pinnacles National Monument is also being published in the 1954 Sierra Club Bulletin. Rock climbing sections are now active in the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles area, San Diego area, Fresno area, and the Sacramento area.
Richard C. Houston