American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing


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  • Publication Year: 1960

Mazamas. The Mazamas found the weather very unkind in 1959. Not for many years have so many climbs been stormed off. Rainier, Whitehorse, Lincoln, Lacrosse, Adams, Diamond Peak, Unicorn Peak, and several climbs on nearby Mount Hood were all blanked out by the weather.

However, with over 50 climbs scheduled during the year, there were still many successful ascents. An outing to the Baker-Shuksan area gave many members a chance to climb these two prominent peaks in northern Washington. Also explored and climbed on this outing were peaks just to the north, Tomyhoi, Larrabee, and Goat Mountain. In early August Ed Dolan led another outing in the Northern Cascades in the Dome Peak area, where the party climbed Dome Peak and Spire Point. Further climbs were halted as a result of a fall by Bill Oberteuffer, who was rescued by helicopter. Further ill luck occurred when Bill Bush fell on the tricky trail coming out and broke an arm.

In the fall, a new lodge was constructed on Mount Hood to replace the well known log building which burned in December 1958.

Robert Lynott replaced George Francisco as Mazamas president.

Jack Grauer

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