Simians. The fall of 1969 started with the usual introductory rock climbing sessions at Portland Arch, Indiana, and Devils Lake, Wisconsin. A number of enthusiastic beginners joined the ranks with the “old timers”, and 10 Simians spent Thanksgiving vacation in the Shawangunks. A program of instruction in ski-mountaineering led to a successful winter season in Colorado. Four climbers reached the top of Toll Mountain, and six climbed Mount Elbert during the Christmas holidays. The highlight trip of the winter was a ski ascent of Mount Sneffels on March 14 by Chuck Cooper, Laura Jasch, and Pete Zvengrowski during which the three mountain-starved midwesterners had five days to overcome the obstacles of a high peak plastered with heavy powder plus the 3000 miles of round-trip driving. Spring vacation found 17 members in the ’Gunks and Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. In June the club issued a guide book to Portland Arch climbing area. During the summer months members were active in the Colorado Rockies, the Big Horns, the Tetons, the Canadian Rockies, the Bugaboos, and Switzerland.