American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Iowa Mountaineers

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  • Publication Year: 1966

Iowa Mountaineers. The club was unusually active in 1965. Fourteen week-end climbing outings were sponsored to the Mississippi Palisades in Illinois and to Devils Lake in Wisconsin. The annual banquet attracted 130 members from five states to hear featured speakers Don Simpson from Chicago and Fred Beckey from Seattle. A 176-page journal was published containing over 100 photographs. Nineteen professional adventure film-lectures were sponsored with an average attendance of 595 persons.

The Sawtooth Outing in Idaho led by Wilbur Davis attracted a group of 52. Thirteen major peaks in the area were ascended including Mounts

Hancher, Heyburn, and Thompson, Peak "X”, Grand and Lower Aiguilles, Grand Mogul, Elephant Perch, Chockstone, Eagle’s Perch, Warbonnet, Pack Rat, and Hannibal’s Spire. Dick Irvin directed a rock climbing school on the outing. The Peruvian Expedition led by John Ebert visited the Quebrada Ishinca in the Cordillera Blanca. Forty-four mountaineers and eight porters composed the group which included 11 A.A.C. members. Details of ascents are listed under Climbs and Expeditions. The club will sponsor two major outings in 1966. A group of 70 will visit the Beartooth Range in Montana August 8-19, and a dozen members will climb in one of the Alaskan ranges the last two weeks in July and the first week in August.

John Ebert

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