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Appalachian Mountain Club

Appalachian Mountain Club. During 1960 the Appalachian Mountain Club, through its many members, participated once again in expeditions to almost all mountain ranges of the world, with greatest emphasis, as usual, in North America.

The club issued its revised White Mountain Guide as well as its usual publications including Appalachia. All of the heretofore existing club programs continued with participation of AMC members.

Of highest importance in the club’s estimation is the program of Mountain Leadership, which is probably unique among all mountaineering organizations in that it seeks to provide education to the public through leadership training programs, the Leadership Certification program, and the annual Safety Poster. The AMC makes available to all other mountaineering organizations the material developed under this program. The club has recently undertaken the preparation of spot announcements for radio and television in order to increase the public’s awareness of the danger of inadequate preparation for a “mountain holiday.”

William L. Putnam, Corresponding Secretary