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AAC, Sierra Nevada Section

A.A.C., Sierra Nevada Section. Section members climbed in many parts of the world during 1960. In Africa Jack Graham climbed the two summits of both Kilimanjaro and Kenya and the peaks over 16,000 feet in the Ruwenzori; and A1 Baxter led a successful Sierra Club party of 17 to the Ruwenzori in the summer. Henry Kendall led an expedition to the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. Tom McCormack was a member of the successful Masherbrum Expedition. Leigh Ortenburger climbed extensively in the Tetons, where he established new routes on Mount Moran, the Grand Teton, and Thor Peak. Barbara Lilley visited the Purcells in Canada, climbing Mount Findlay and making five first ascents in the area. Steve Jervis managed to do some climbing in Europe in spite of exceptionally bad weather, and Don Woods was active in the Pyrenees and the French Alps.

Two meetings of the Sierra Nevada Section were held during the year. On January 8 at the home of Francis and Marge Farquhar, Leigh Ortenburger presented the movie and slides of the 1959 American Andean Expedition which were taken by David Dingman and Kermith Ross. In addition the Farquhars gave an entertaining account of their safari in Africa. At the home of Fred Johnson on May 21 Craig Merrihue presented slides of the northwest arête of Mount Robson, and Jules Eichorn gave an account of his climb on Mount Logan with Bill Hackett’s party in 1959 which succeeded in making the first ascent of the north peak and the fourth ascents of the central and west peaks of the mountain.

Leigh Ortenburger, Secretary