Sierra Club. Again in 1964 Sierra Club mountaineers climbed throughout the world. They spent long nights swinging in hammocks off El Capitan and huddling in crevasses in the Andes. They climbed in Club- organized outings and in small parties. The difficulty of their ventures ranged from trail walks to fourteen class-six pitches on a single climb.
The Sierra Club itself is continuing its efforts through the climbing sections of local Club chapters to train beginners, provide opportunities for experts, and make available to all the safe enjoyment of the hills. As the number of people going into the mountains dramatically increases and problems develop faster than solutions, the Club must spend more and more effort furnishing the necessary leadership. This it will continue to do.
Nicholas B. Clinch, Chairman, Mountaineering Committee