American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Alpenbock Climbing Club

  • Club Activities
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  • Publication Year: 1966

Alpenbock Climbing Club. The year 1965 was the most active one in the club’s history for both climbing and skiing. On May 21-22, 10 members attempted a ski ascent of the Grand Teton, but were stopped by bad weather within 600 feet of the summit. Skis were used in descending from the ''Headwall” to the valley floor of Jackson Hole. Members continued to climb in the Tetons throughout the summer, starting with the year’s first ascent of the Grand Teton on June 22 via the Petzoldt Ridge. Rick Reese and Bob Irvine were climbing rangers, headquartered at Jenny Lake. Several members climbed in Europe making ascents in the Dolomites and the French Alps. The club was saddened by the death of its member Mark McQuerrie, who was killed in a climbing accident

on the granite near Salt Lake on September 19. The club continued to work closely with the sheriff’s department of Salt Lake County on all searches and rescues in the mountains, and conducted several rescue clinics during the year.

Rich Ream

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