American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Dartmouth Mountaineering Club

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  • Publication Year: 1968

Dartmouth Mountaineering Club. The highlight of the 1966 climbing season, which was inadvertently omitted from last year’s Journal, was a DMC climbing camp in Canada’s Selkirks. Amidst typical electrical rain and hail storms, standard climbs were completed, including the northwest ridge of Mount Sir Donald and a special night traverse of the Asulkan Ridge. The group included Michel Zalewski, David Seidman, Dennis Eberl, Bill Van de Graaf, Jim Janney, Bill Kneisel, Dick Jones, Lee Kathy, and David Abott. Several UFO’s were sighted. Really!

The 1967 climbing season opened with the standard ice climbs and led into the spring’s rock climbs. A climbing class of about 20 people learned rock climbing fundamentals at local areas. Seidman, Zalewski, Janney, and Paul Kruger accompanied alumi Eberl, Grey Thompson, and Tony Horan to the South Face of Mount McKinley. Following the Fairbanks flood (which was attributed to the “Spirit of Denali”), several flat tires, and a short stop in the Selkirks, Seidman and Janney were able to join a strong contingent of DMC climbers including Thompson, Sandy Dunlap, Charlie Pineo, and Russ Bett in the Tetons. Once more, alumni were active around the world.

Jim Janney, Vice-President

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