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A.A.C., Southern California Section

A.A.C., Southern California Section. During 1964 the section completed its first year with a membership of 40. Three meetings were held, and one lecture was sponsored. Section members were active on Mount McKinley and in the Peruvian Andes. In October Tom Frost, Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins and Charles Pratt made the first ascent of the sheer southeast, or North America face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley after a 10-day assault.

In January Boyd Everett, Jr., presented his slide lecture on the first ascent of the southeast spur of Mount McKinley. Nick Clinch gave his illustrated talk on the first ascent of Masherbrum at the May meeting. In June Lionel Terray presented his outstanding films of climbs in the Andes, and a thrilling ski descent of the north side of Mont Blanc. At the fall meeting held in November, 40 members and guests gathered to hear Tom Frost’s slide lecture on "High Firsts in the Alps." This was followed by Chet Errett’s pictures of his Mount McKinley climb, and Yvon Chouinard’s slides of the conquest of the southeast wall of El Capitan.

Parker Severson, Chairman