American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Appalachian Mountain Club

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  • Publication Year: 1972

Appalachian Mountain Club. It was an off year in 1971 for the biennial mountaineering training camps. A 1972 camp is planned where eastern climbers may obtain experience in glacier travel and the ascent of rock, snow, and ice-covered peaks. The alpine knowledge gained in previous camps has stood our members in good stead as they continued to climb throughout the world. During the year many members ventured to Europe and even farther afield to Turkey, besides visiting the usual summer climbing areas such as Devils Tower, the Tetons, the Wind Rivers, and Yosemite. It was impossible to wander about in Grin- delwald, Zermatt, or Chamonix without encountering AMC climbers. They completed several serious rock climbs around Chamonix, and Frank Zahar ascended two-thirds of the Eiger’s North Face before an injury to another member of the party necessitated retreat.

At home, rock climbing continued at the Shawangunks in New York and at Cannon Mountain and Whitehorse and Cathedral Ledges in New Hampshire with new routes of very high standard continuing to be made. Ice climbing in Huntington Ravine on Mount Washington as well as at Chapel Pond and other Adirondack areas continues to be a major winter activity.

REED W. MARKLEY, Chairman, Interchapter Mountaineering Committee

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