Appalachian Mountain Club. A major effort to clean up deferred maintenance on the Club’s extensive trail system was carried out in the summer of 1956. The huts were visited by more people than ever. Lectures, as usual, were popular and included climbing in the Himalayas, highlighted by an account of the first ascent of Kangchenjunga; Peru, the Alps, Antarctic, Hawaii, and Africa. The usual numerous outings to points in the East were carried out, as well as trips to Hawaii and runs on various western rivers. The August Camp was located at Maroon Lake, in the Elk Mountains of Colorado. Extensive programs of rock climbing, ice climbing, and canoeing were carried out successfully and introduced new members to these sports. Members were active in diverse ranges such as the Rockies, Alaska, Mexico, the Andes, Iceland, the Alps, and Scandinavia.
K. A. Henderson