The Mountaineering Club of Alaska. Club members made several first ascents during the past climbing season. In June junior members Dave Meyers, Nick Parker, and Mike Judd climbed Mount Williwaw (5445 feet) after several previous attempts. Alex Bittenbinder, Don Stockard, and Vin Hoeman climbed and named three peaks in the Wrangell Mountains. Two of these were named "Atna Peaks” (13,860 feet and 13,650 feet), and the third they named "Rime Peak” (12,741 feet). Pete Robinson and Dave Johnston climbed Mount Case in Glacier Bay National Monument. Art Davidson, Nick Parker, Dave Meyers, and Mike Judd climbed Peak 7280 feet in the Eklutna area of the Chugach Mountains, naming it "Beelzebub.” Also in this area Peak 7900 was climbed and named "Baleful,” and Peak 5665 was climbed and named "Pellet Peak.” There were two first ascents in the Snowbird Mine area of the Talkeetnas. Davidson and Meyers climbed Peak 6100, calling it "Didilkama.” Art and Vin Hoeman climbed Peak 6135, naming it "Higher Spire.” Art Davidson also made a first ascent of "Korohusk” (7030 feet) in the Eagle River area of the Chugach. The club has an active hiking, ski touring, and snowshoeing program. Membership continues at about 100. A successful rock climbing school was again held in June. Plans for additional shelters beyond our present three are in the making, as are plans for improved instruction in rock and ice techniques.
Ronald L. Linder, President