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Iowa Mountaineers

Iowa Mountaineers. The club enjoyed an unusually active year. Sixteen week-end climbing outings were sponsored, which attracted over 500 active participants. The popular Sunday afternoon hikes and horseback outings were continued. Nineteen professional adventure-film lectures were sponsored, which included such famous explorers as Norman Dyhrenfurth and John Goddard. The club’s two professional travelogues, ’’Alpine Echoes” and "Lure of Alaska,” were shown to many large audiences in Iowa and neighboring states. A lecture course on "Outings and Mountaineering” was again sponsored and was well attended.

A three-weeks outing to the Canadian Rockies was sponsored in August, with 50 members participating in the eleven-day Assiniboine Camp and 31 members registered for the seven-day outing along the Banff-Jasper Highway. Sixteen different mountains were ascended, with a total of 20 different members climbing Mount Assiniboine and a party of three making the fourth ascent of the northeast face of Sunburst Peak. A number of elementary and advanced rock, snow, and ice practice-sessions were sponsored on the outing.

Many club members participated in outings of other clubs as well as in private expeditions. Eight members climbed Devils Tower in Wyoming, six climbed the Stettner Ledges on Longs Peak in Colorado, and two members ascended Shiprock in Arizona.

John Ebert