American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

A.A.C., Sierra Nevada Section

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  • Publication Year: 1965

A.A.C., Sierra Nevada Section. The following talks and pictures were presented at our four meetings in 1964: Richard Millikan: "The Wicker- sham Wall of Mount McKinley;” Royal Robbins: "Advanced Rock Climbing Techniques"; Carlos Puente and Eduardo García: "The Chilean Andes and the Patagonian Icecap;" and Richard Hechtel: "The German- American Expedition to Talung Peak." The Section also sponsored an outstanding illustrated lecture in Berkeley by Lionel Terray on the ascents of Chacraraju in Peru and a ski descent of Mont Blanc. This was very well attended and profitable, and the reception for M. Terray hosted by the Al Stecks was the highlight of the early summer.

Section members participated in expeditions to the Peruvian Andes, to Alaska, and to the Eastern Himalaya, as well as in climbs in the more accessible ranges of North America. The Section welcomed the idea of direct financial grants to small expeditions attempting to climb formidable new routes, and believes that this policy has aided in attracting many new members to the Club’s roster. The Section hopes that it will be possible for the Club to continue this policy of financial assistance. New officers will be elected in early 1965, and the Section looks forward to another year of activity and mountaineering achievement.

Richard Irvin, Secretary

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