A.A.C., Cascade Section. The 1970 year-end section membership was 135. A survey by Mike Rees was sent to members to gauge their interests in climbing and the Club. Publication of the revised guide book to the Olympic Mountains, which is sponsored by the Olympic Mountain Rescue Association, is due by mid-1971. The Seattle branch of the Club library is now in service at The Mountaineers’ clubhouse.
Section meetings included: a description by Ken Jones of the ascent of the Catacomb and East Ridges of Mount McKinley; a show by John Marts ranging from practice climbing on Squamish Chief in British Columbia to an ascent of the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses; Cal Magnusson and Harold Pinsch with slides on climbing in the Idaho Sawtooths followed by a discussion on changing that area into a National Park. At the section’s annual banquet President Clinch reported on recent Club endeavors; Charlie Raymond discussed climbing in the Kichatnas of Alaska; Jim Janney described the 1969 American expedition to Dhaulagiri. Alex Bertulis was elected section chairman and Ken Jones treasurer for 1971.
TOM Stewart, Chairman