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Stanford Alpine Club

Stanford Alpine Club. Most of the practice climbs were rained out during the winter. During Easter vacation, however, members drove to Nevada to climb Montgomery Peak (13,465 feet), on the California-Nevada border, and then proceeded to the Hot Creek Range in the central part of Nevada. Here, five peaks over 10,000 feet in altitude were climbed for the first time, and many fifth-class pinnacles were scaled. Yosemite Valley was the site of numerous spring climbs, and a practice-climb schedule was maintained for learners. The club’s only official summer outing was in the Selkirks of Canada, where Sir Donald, Uto, Eagle, and Avalanche were climbed. Members also ascended Victoria Rock and Snowpatch Spire, in the Bugaboos; Mount Baker, Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, Mount Shuksan; and the Mönch and the Jungfrau, in Switzerland. Practice climbs were resumed with the beginning of the fall quarter in September. Weekend trips to Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Valley, and Pinnacles National Monument were made. In November several members made a Thanksgiving ascent of Mount Shasta. Over the Christmas holidays a group skied and hiked into Desolation Valley, west of Lake Tahoe, to climb Pyramid, Jacks, and Dicks peaks.

Karl Hufbauer, Secretary