Iowa Mountaineers. The club enjoyed an unusually eventful year in 1967. The annual banquet attracted 152 members; Layton Kor was the guest speaker. Twenty-three professional film-lectures were sponsored with an average attendance of 490 persons at each program. Many of the nation’s outstanding explorers appeared on this series.
The local and week-end outings were very popular. Sixteen week-end climbing outings were sponsored to Devils Lake in Wisconsin and to the Mississippi Palisades in Illinois. On these outings 120 new members were given climbing instruction. The conditioning hikes in the fall attracted large turnouts, occasionally with over 100 participants. John Ebert led an expedition to East Africa in July and August with 30 experienced mountaineers in attendance. The Ruwenzori in Uganda, Mount Kenya in Kenya, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania were visited. Nine major peaks were ascended with 23 members reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet). A 12-day camp was operated at the south end of Maligne Lake in Alberta, Canada. The 62 members of the outing under Don Ring’s leadership climbed 11 peaks including Coronet Peak, “Dan Doody Peak,” Mount Brazeau, Mount McLeod, Mount Mary Vaux (first ascent of north face), Monk’s Head (second ascent of west face), Mount Paul (first ascent by southwest face), Mount Replica, Mount Sampson, Mount Valad, and Whit’s Peak. In 1968 an outing will be sponsored to the Alps, and a camp will be operated in August in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass region of Colorado.
James Ebert, Vice-president