American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Appalachian Mountain Club

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  • Publication Year: 1956

Appalachian Mountain Club. The Club carried out its usual activities during 1955: its 363 miles of trails in the White Mountains, on Monad- nock and Katahdin were cleared and new bridges built; its nine huts were open during the tramping season for climbers; its ski lodge did an improved business throughout the year; and its various summer camps operated at capacity. The peripatetic August Camp was held in the heart of the Adirondacks, giving members a chance to visit this region and climb from a well-centered camp. A large number of trips, from one day to a week or more, were run to various mountain destinations in New England. A two-week cruise was run on the Great Lakes for those desiring a change from the mountains. The canoeists, in addition to their local white- water trips, ran a two-week trip on the Gatineau River in Quebec and a one-month trip covering the canyons of the Yampa, Green and Salmon Rivers in Colorado, Utah, and Idaho. A two-week climbing trip in the Austrian Alps allowed members a chance to try out their legs in this always charming region. Rock-climbing activities were carried on throughout the climbing season, and winter climbing, particularly ice climbing, was stressed. Individual members were active in the Alps, Himalaya, Andes, Alaska, and the western ranges, including the Wind River and Tetons, while two members climbed the Devil’s Tower.

K. A. Henderson

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