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A.A.C., Rocky Mountain Section

A.A.C., Rocky Mountain Section. The financial affairs of the Rocky Mountain Section of the A.A.C. took a disastrous turn at the start of the year through a deficit incurred in connection with a lecture by Heinrich Harrer, excellent in itself, but involving too large a financial commitment for our little group and timed on a bad evening for good attendance. Let this be a lesson to other ambitious sections. This deficit was willingly underwritten by contributions of Section members so that the good name of the Club has not been smirched.

Stephen H. Hart succeeded Gerry Cunningham as Section Chairman at a business meeting in March, when we enjoyed an illustrated talk by Mel Griffiths on Greenland. We had a very pleasant evening with Dr. Charles Houston in May, at which time he showed slides and talked about the American K2 Expedition.

In January 1956 a nice profit on an excellent lecture by Capt. Tony Streather on the Kangchenjunga ascent repaired part of our financial damage and permitted us to repay a portion of the contributions by our members. We are grateful to the Appalachian Mountain Club for generously assisting with the expenses of this lecture.

Stephen H. Hart, Chairman