La Academia Nacional de Alta Montaña (National High Mountain Academy) has recently been organized under the auspices of the Federación de Andinismo y Excursionismo de Chile. This group, not unlike the American Alpine Club in its aims, hopes to raise Chilean mountaineering standards. Its members provide the Federatión with advice, spread technical information and instruction among Chilean climbers, organize and carry out national and international expeditions, collect and give judgment on difficult mountaineering problems, organize the mountain rescue service, make scientific observations and studies, supervise a library of mountain books, maps and photographs, prepare the Anuario de Montaña, their excellent annual, and provide, develop and maintain climbing equipment. Entrance requirements are stiff for the climbers and scientists that make up their number. After a proposal by two members, each prospective member submits a record of high mountain activities for the last three years before being considered by the council. After election, each must carry out the following duties or be suspended: work actively in Academy activities, instruct and advise the clubs to which he belongs, and continue active as a mountaineer. The Club salutes its sister organization and wishes it great success.