Dartmouth Mountaineering Club. During 1965 the Dartmouth Mountaineering Club continued its basic activities of running trips and providing instruction in rock and ice climbing. This year saw an improvement in the caliber of the club’s climbing as evidenced by its spring vacation trip to Seneca Rock and many successful climbs in Franconia Notch. During the summer, members climbed throughout the West, including Alaska and the Yukon, where two succeeded in climbing the difficult north-west ridge of Mount St. Elias. Much of the climbing on this expedition was first led by last year’s president, Dennis Eberl. In Hanover the climbing course continued its evolution with the introduction of hard-hats and an improved method of practicing dynamic belaying. A demonstration of technical rock climbing this fall was well attended. After the usual worries, a very successful issue of the Dartmouth Mountaineering Club Journal for 1965 was published in May. Copies are available at $.50 per copy from the club at 23 Robinson Hall, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755. The next issue will be published in 1967. Activities for the coming year include another spring trip and a climbing camp late this summer in the Selkirks.
William Van de Graaff