Mazamas. One of the year’s biggest projects was the rebuilding of Mazama Lodge on the south slopes of Mount Hood. The new lodge was dedicated June 25; the event was followed the next day with an ascent of Mount Hood by some 175 people. The new lodge will aid the club in continuing its summer program of “acquaintance” climbs on Mount Hood for the general public, as well as in supporting the winter activities of club members.
The large climbing school program was continued, and to it was added a section on Instruction and Leadership. The school’s intermediate section was refined and concentrated on the goal of advanced instruction for dedicated mountain enthusiasts and prospective leaders. The school continues to fulfill a public need for instruction in safe mountaineering and to furnish the club with new members.
The unique Mazama Youth Activities group continues to win support from all those connected or familiar with its purposes. From this group will emerge the future climbers, conservationists, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Weather in the Northwest favored the summer climbing program, and a record number of peaks were ascended. The outings at Maligne Lake and in the Wind Rivers were both successful. Two Mazamas were members of the attempt on K2 in the Karakoram, Dave Bohn and Bill Hackett. Two others, Allison Logan and Marge Dauelsberg, spent the summer traveling the high country of Peru, where they crossed paths with the perennial Peruvian traveler, Fred Ayres.
Tom Gibbons, Climbing Committee