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Iowa Mountaineers

Iowa Mountaineers. The club sponsored 19 week-end climbing outings to climbing areas in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Ten 20-mile conditioning hikes were scheduled as well as several dozen shorter hikes. A number of seasonal social activities were held and a series of 18 professional adventure travelogues sponsored which included lectures about recent mountain expeditions.

John Ebert led a four-week climbing expedition to Alaska. Thirty-one participants camped and climbed in the Black Rapids-Castner-Gulkana glacier areas. Five mountains were ascended, of which two in the Black Rapids glacier area and one near Rainbow Mountain were first ascents. Permanent registers were placed on each of these peaks. Bill Primak and Harvey Carter led a 27-member outing to the Tetons of Wyoming. A 10- day base camp was maintained at Amphitheater Lake. Ascents were made on the Grand Teton, Middle and South Tetons, Nez Percé, Mt. Owen, Teewinot via Amphitheater Lake and a route which may be the easiest and shortest on the mountain, and the east ridge of Disappointment Peak (possible second ascent) and descent by way of a northwest crack (first descent).

John Ebert