Colorado Mountain Club — Growth describes the year 1964 for The Colorado Mountain Club. An increase in membership from 1500 to 1800, plus two new groups, one in Aspen and a Junior (teenagers 14-21) in Boulder, brought the total number of C.M.C. groups to 12.
The schedule showed the effects of the expansion — over 400 trips listed by 10 groups in the summer schedules, plus trips by the two new groups and the winter events. The outings highlighted the year’s schedule: a spring outing for skiers to the Lindley Hut near Aspen; a six-week climbing trip to Europe — climbs in Italy, Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland; a two-week outing in the Ice Mountain Valley in Colorado; a week-long trip for families to the Tetons; and a two-week backpacking outing by the Juniors to the Wind River Range of Wyoming. Six mountaineering schools, on both summer and winter climbing, were conducted by the various groups of the club.
Jack McDowell, President