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Stanford Alpine Club

Stanford Alpine Club. Although no major climbs were undertaken and no new routes were recorded, the Stanford Alpine Club was very active during 1962. Practice climbs were held every Sunday at local rock outcrops, and two or three weekend trips were taken each quarter to such places as Yosemite Valley and Pinnacles National Monument. A winter mountaineering trip during Christmas vacation was made into the Palisade region of the Sierra Nevada. Because of several accidents during the previous year, a major emphasis was placed on safety at all outings. A dynamic belay practice was held each school quarter, and several practice climbs were devoted to the various techniques of mountain rescue. To supplement the practical instruction, several lectures were given each quarter on safety and rescue techniques. Many members also took the first-aid courses offered by the local Red Cross. The club membership stands at about 30. Although many of the members are inexperienced, many show good potential and should develop into capable leaders. They will be most welcome, as a majority of the club’s present leaders will soon be leaving school, and the future of the club after 1963 depends strongly on the number of new leaders available.

Dave Boore, President