American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Spokane Mountaineers

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  • Publication Year: 1965

Spokane Mountaineers. Experiments during 1964 led to a thorough ski-mountaineering course in the fall, followed by experience climbs on skis. The attrition in attendance from classroom to snow-cave living was predictably high. Spokanites will initiate an intermediate or leaders course in April, 1965.

We found climbing variety in many ranges again last year. Peaks climbed included Snowshoe, Apex in the Cabinets, He-Devil above Hell’s Canyon, Shuksan, and Glacier Peak via Milk Creek cirque. A summit climb on Mount Rainier was included in a four-day ski traverse from Paradise to White Horse. In Oregon separate parties climbed Middle and South Sisters. Bad weather hampered the summer outing at Lake O’Hara. An attempt on Odaray preceded a retreat east for a consolation climb of Mount Hector. This 11,135-foot peak offers a magnificent sweep of the central Canadian Rockies. Back in our favorite Southern Selkirks we found an easy-access area in White water Basin. In June Terry Bech and I made first ascents of "Portal Peak" (8300 feet) and Mount Brennan (9514 feet). A week later Bill Boulton led a group up Mount Whitewater (9075 feet) for the third known ascent.

William C. Fix

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