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Stanford Alpine Club

Stanford Alpine Club. While the Stanford Alpine Club has not made any major ascents in the last year, it has organized several very successful outings. Notable was a five-day pack trip into Rainbow Bridge National Monument in April. This was well attended and enjoyed by all concerned. Summer activities included a climbing trip to Yosemite Valley and an ascent of Mount Rainier by several club members. In the fall several trips were made to Yosemite National Park; over Christmas vacation a ski tour to the Benson Hut near Donner Summit was accomplished. Plans for the future include at least one more ski tour this winter (possibly two) and a long desert trip during the 1964 spring vacation. In addition to this the Club continues to fulfill its most important function — that of offering a safe, supervised instruction program for those interested in learning rock-climbing techniques. Practice climbs at local rock outcrops are held each Sunday while school is in session, and frequent trips are scheduled to Yosemite National Park or Pinnacles National Monument. This winter we are offering first aid courses to interested members. We have also set up a committee to implement a safety program by enforcing already existing qualifying tests for advanced climbers and adding new criteria for evaluating ability. We thus hope to insure a future of successful climbing and good safety records.

Edward MacKay, President