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Colorado Mountain Club

Colorado Mountain Club. The club’s rapid growth continued, with an increase of 20% during the year to over 4200. The 12 local groups undertook some 1100 one-day and weekend climbing and hiking trips. Interest in winter mountaineering and camping continues to grow, with a phenomenal expansion of Nordic skiing. More winter climbs of the 14,000-foot peaks are being scheduled than in the past. The larger climbing schools are now on a year-round basis, with enrollment limited only by the number of available instructors. There were five successful club-wide outings, two in state in the San Juan Mountains, one in the canyonlands of Utah, one in the southern Wind Rivers of Wyoming, and one in Austria. Peaks climbed in the San Juans included Sneffels, El Diente, Wetterhorn, Uncompahgre, Potosi, Jagged, Buffalo, Wilson Peak, and Mount Wilson. In Austria there were organized climbs in the Zillertal, Salzkammergut, and South Tyrol areas including the Gross- glockner, Dachstein, Schwarzenstein, Reichenspitze, Grossvenediger, Ahornspitze, and Schoenbichlerhorn. A winter snow outing and an Hawaii outing were scheduled for year’s end.

Our conservation activities broadened. In place of the usual Open Space Conference, the club held a Conservation Conference at which past activities were reviewed and an attempt was made to chart a future course. A code of conduct to minimize the impact of our members on wild areas was offered for consideration.

SAMUEL ALFEND, President