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Dartmouth Mountaineering Club

Dartmouth Mountaineering Club. The main activity of the school year is the operation of the climbing school. The course, which carries credit for physical education, introduces about 50 undergraduates to the fundamentals of mountaineering. This class is taught on local cliffs in Norwich and Orford. Numerous trips were organized for climbing in the ‘Gunks, Cannon Mountain, and Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges. Technical ice climbing was limited almost entirely to Willey Slide and Huntington Ravine in the White Mountains. The summer of 1970 saw the successful revival of the summer climbing school, which is open to the general public. D.M.C. members in Bolivia climbed Illampu and accomplished the first ascent of the west face of Huayna Potosi. Other club members climbed afield in Alaska, British Columbia, Yosemite, the Tetons, the Wind Rivers, Colorado, and Arizona.

Mark P. Field