American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Colorado Mountain Club

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  • Publication Year: 1960

Colorado Mountain Club. A one-week outing in the Lake City area of Colorado and a two-week outing in the Tetons each attracted a large attendance of 70 persons. The October 1959 issue of Trail and Timberline reports trips to Wildhorse Peak and American Flat; the Lake City "Four- teens”—Uncompahgre, Wetterhorn, Handies, Redcloud, and Sunshine; and the circle trip by jeep which followed the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River to its source.

After six weeks of drought the Teton National Park greeted the C.M.C. with a week of rain and a second week of broken weather during the period of August 15-August 30. Nevertheless, with high camps at Garnet Canyon and Amphitheatre Lake, ascents were made of the major peaks, and hikers covered most of the principal trails on the east side of the range from Indian Paintbrush Canyon to Death Canyon.

In late April the climbing school of the Denver Group under Allen W. Greene’s leadership enrolled 124 people. Adding this to those people in the newly formed schools of the Boulder and Pikes Peak Groups, one finds that the club offered instruction to nearly 200 climbers during the spring. In the Denver Group there were 70 people enrolled in the beginners’ section and 25 in a second-year, advanced technical climbing school for those interested in specialized climbing techniques.

The club’s Guide to the Colorado Mountains edited by Robert Ormes issued its third edition in September. A chapter by John A. Streich has been added on speleology, "The Mountains from the Inside.”

Anne B. Kennon, Executive Secretary

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