American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Chicago Mountaineering Club

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Chicago Mountaineering Club. The club conducted a greater than usual number of local outings during the year. In addition, members climbed almost every weekend throughout the year on unscheduled trips, and traveled as far as Seneca Rock, West Virginia, for weekend climbing. Safety education remains an important feature of the outings, and more time is being spent at the dynamic belay tower. An improvement to the club’s 95-acre campground was the planting of 1000 white pine seedlings for soil erosion control and general land improvement. While the club did not sponsor a western outing this year, individual members were active in mountains in various parts of the world. Gwen and Don Simpson reached the summit of Kilimanjaro and climbed Mount Kenya, Naivasha, and other peaks in equatorial East Africa. Frances Mullen climbed in the Julian Alps in Yugoslavia and in Greece. Our outing chairman, Don Bates, explored the Wind River Range in Wyoming for the site of the 1967 western outing. The camp will probably be located near Island Lake in Titcomb Valley. Work is progressing well on Guidebook to the Local Practice Climbing Areas, with publication expected in late 1967.

George Pokorny

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