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Chicago Mountaineering Club

Chicago Mountaineering Club. The principal club activity was the August outing at Island Lake in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming, with 49 members participating. For the first time in several years the Club completely outfitted the camp, and the arrangements were highly successful. With superb weather prevailing, most of the major peaks in the area were climbed: Cairn, Ellingwood, Fremont, Helen, Jackson, Warren, Sacajawea, Vertex, and the Minor Peaks. Four members (John Peterson, Bill Coats, Bob Stolzenbach, and Olle Swartling) participated in the Minnesota expedition to Mount McKinley. The West Buttress was followed to the summit, which five members of the expedition reached on June 8 and 9. Others who journeyed far afield for climbing adventures were Bill Wegworth and Lothar Kolbig who climbed Ruwenzori in Uganda with the Iowa Mountaineers. Frances Mullen climbed in the New Zealand Alps and also hiked in Nepal in the Kali Ghandaki valley between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Don and Gwen Simpson climbed in the Italian Dolomites.

Closer to home, outings were well attended throughout the year at Devils Lake, Wisconsin, and at Mississippi Palisades, Savanna, Illinois.

George Pokorny